May 31st, 2011
10:49 AM ET

"Kung Fu Panda 2" backlash in China?

After the Hollywood launch of "Kung Fu Panda 2," there's word of a backlash in Beijing.

According to China's official Xinhua news agency, some Chinese artists and scholars say that the animated kiddie flick has "twisted Chinese culture and serves as a tool to 'kidnap' the mind of the Chinese people."

Zhao Bandi, an avant-garde artist in Beijing, has launched a campaign to boycott the DreamWorks film by placing ads in newspapers across the country. He's joined by an academic, Kong Qingdong of Peking University, who calls "Kung Fu Panda 2" a "cultural invasion." FULL POST