June 7, 2011

Miffy beats Japanese copy, raising money for Japan

Filed under: Comics by Orangemaster @ 9:58 am

After famous Dutch artist Dirk Bruna took some Japanese company to court for making a poor copy (Kathy) of his famous bunny Nijntje (Miffy in English), the case was settled in a way that ends like a children’s story. Kathy the Japanese bunny said goodbye to the Japanese boys and girls while both companies, the one that holds the rights to Nijntje and the one pushing Kathy donated 150,000 euro to the victims of the disaster in Japan. The money is basically the amount it would have cost both companies to continue to fight it out in court.

Now everybody go ‘aaaaaw’.

(Link: depers.nl, image: nijntje.nl)

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