North Korean stalls found selling US animated films: Report

American animated films have found an audience in North Korea, it seems.

In a report on July 9, South Korean news outlet Yonhap cited US-based Radio Free Asia (RFA) as stating that video stalls in the communist state have been found selling animated movies from the US.  

Popular titles found included "Cinderella", "Tangled", and "Beauty and the Beast", in addition to North Korean music and videos, said RFA.

on Facebook

Мультфильмы "Красавица и чудовище", "Король лев", "Рапунцель"... "Beauty and the Beast", "Lion King", "Rapunzel" cartoons...

Posted by Посольство России в КНДР / Russian Embassy in the DPRK on Monday, 3 July 2017

According RFA, the Russian embassy has released photos of the products, indicating that "the idea of people in Pyongyang being completely closed from the outside world is false".

on Facebook

WINDOW ON THE WORLD Some comments on our Facebook page suggest that a great deal of our followers have a vague idea of...

Posted by Посольство России в КНДР / Russian Embassy in the DPRK on Sunday, 2 July 2017

A post on July 3 by the Russian embassy on Facebook also stated that Indian movies appear to be gaining in popularity.

on Facebook

В последнее время особенно популярно индийское кино. Indian movies have gained in popularity lately.

Posted by Посольство России в КНДР / Russian Embassy in the DPRK on Monday, 3 July 2017

The embassy reportedly told RFA that each DVD is sold at 3,000 to 6,000 (S$4.60 to S$9.20) North Korean won.

candicec@sph.com.sg

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