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Chinese court blames producer of cartoon after 2 kids burned by friend copying scene from show

In this photo taken Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011, Chinese women and children gather near mascots of characters from the cartoon "Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf" on a street in Beijing, China. A Chinese court has ruled the producer of the hit kids cartoon was partly to blame for the injuries suffered by two children when their friend tied them to a tree and set them on fire in an imitation of a scene from the show, state media reported Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
December 18, 2013 - 11:22 PM

BEIJING, China - State media say a Chinese court has ruled the producer of a hit kids cartoon is partly to blame for the injuries suffered by two children when their friend tied them to a tree and set them on fire in an imitation of a scene from the show.

Xinhua News Agency says two young brothers from eastern Jiangsu province were badly burned in April by the actions of their 10-year-old friend. The boy said he was copying a scene from "Xi Yangyang & Hui Tailang," which translates as "Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf."

The 7-year-old victim suffered 80 per cent burns to his body and his 4-year-old brother 40 per cent.

Xinhua said the legal guardians of the 10-year-old and the Guangzhou-based producer, Creative Power Entertaining Co., Ltd., are responsible.

News from © The Associated Press, 2013
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