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Characters from the fairytale "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" appear on the latest manner poster at a station on the Toei subway line in Tokyo.

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Did they get permission from Disney for using likenesses that “resemble” their characters? I know our large neighbor to the West uses questionable likenesses but curious if this was legit.

-3 ( +4 / -7 )

Like that poster is going to make a difference.

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Once again, the Japanese just cannot convey a message without the use of cartoons for adults. Some of us can read - we don't need graphs, pictures, cartoons to dumb things down and make it easier to digest.

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The poster advertising a mirror --- I see what you did there.

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Disney doesn't own Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. It's a traditional German folk tale.

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I can’t believe that in 2020 people are still referring to “dwarfs”.

The politically correct form of address is persons of reduced growth or PORGs.

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And the target audience is 40-50 yo Japanese men.

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Tell this to that 80 something hag that tried to tackle me in a Rugby assault after I waited in line 20 minutes for that Kai’soku’...of course she didn’t make it.

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If he were a true prince he'd be holding the door open for the horizontally challenged people trying to board the train!

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Tell this to that 80 something hag that tried to tackle me in a Rugby assault after I waited in line 20 minutes for that Kai’soku’...of course she didn’t make it.

well done to you my friend! So many times I’ve seen entitled old people try to push past people who’ve been standing there waiting patiently. Good to know u didn’t take it

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It looks more like Grumpy is throwing Dopey off the train. So, throw dopey people of the train then!

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It looks more like Grumpy is throwing Dopey off the train. So, throw dopey people of the train then!

They're boarding the train.

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I once took the Chūō Line which starts at Tokyo station. This guy rushed onto the train just as the doors were closing. Unluckily for him, his sports bag didn't make it - the strap on his shoulders came with him but his bag was stuck outside the doors.....and the train started to move. Can you imagine seeing a train moving with a big object stuck outside? The doors at Kanda opened on the other side! By the look on his face, I think he wanted to get off at that station. I got off further down the line, so I don't know what happened, but up until my station, the doors never opened on his side. I would have died of embarrassment. Of course everyone was too polite to react, but I could tell a few were literally about to burst out laughing.

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I will no longer rush onto the trains. I like these cute posters.

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I thought it was a caution to beware of old hags giving out strange fruit to children...........

The subway seems out of context for the theme...

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LOL says boarding while one dwarf is being pushed OFF the train LOL!

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LOL says boarding while one dwarf is being pushed OFF the train LOL!

He's diving into the train.

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The most dangerous thing on this train, besides the poisoned apples, is the absence of hand straps.

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