Chinese Movie Allegedly Rips Off Pixar's Cars

Chinese Movie Allegedly Rips Off Pixar's Cars

This is The Autobots. It's due out next month in Chinese theatres. The Autobots, eh? But it's not just the title that seems familiar...

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Japanese morning show Sukkiri (via Naver) is reporting that this new made-in-China animated movie features designs that seem to resemble Pixar's Cars. The show says it could be a rip-off! Oh?

Chinese Movie Allegedly Rips Off Pixar's Cars

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The cars do not appear to transform into robots. They do race around the track and have big googly eyes on their windshields just like Pixar's characters do.

The main red racer sure looks like Cars' Lightning McQueen, while other vehicles resemble other characters, like Sarge and the Italian F1 car Francesco Bernoulli.

Chinese Movie Allegedly Rips Off Pixar's Cars

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Chinese Movie Allegedly Rips Off Pixar's Cars

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Chinese Movie Allegedly Rips Off Pixar's Cars

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Some on Twitter are comparing the animation to first gen PlayStation graphics.

Chinese Movie Allegedly Rips Off Pixar's Cars

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Chinese Movie Allegedly Rips Off Pixar's Cars

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Isn't that the Batmobile?

Chinese Movie Allegedly Rips Off Pixar's Cars

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According to Sukkiri, a spokesperson for The Autobots has denied that it rips off Cars, saying that while they have "learned some things from Disney," this isn't the same as the Pixar film.

Chinese Movie Allegedly Rips Off Pixar's Cars

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"Because people also appear in the movie," the spokesperson added, "it's different and not a rip-off."


Comments

    Of course it's different! It's got the Batmobile in it too! lol!

    But seriously, these pricks should go work for 'The Asylum' and make knockoff films for them...

      I saw the movie post and was impressed, but then I saw the actual footage and it looks like cheap CGI you'd see on an educational video.

      By the way, can anyone read the kanji underneath the racist drawing? It's at the top, right-hand side.

      Last edited 10/06/15 10:18 pm

        I'm wondering if its got anything to do with those prisoners escaping but it was in America??? They left that exact picture in their cell lol

          it is from that prison break

          http://abcnews.go.com/US/lucky-alive-man-claimed-escaped-murderers-york-prison/story?id=31606886

        Yeah even by China standards the CGI is awful. They have kids shows on free tv with better CG.

    Heh, China is very late to the party, Brazil ripped off Cars almost a decade ago.

    It says Murderer escapes prison. Something along those lines.

    It will never release outside of China and will not make money.

    Love the Disney castle, complete with the signature Disney fireworks graphic, in the background of the second picture :)

    Some part of me admires China for their absolute dedication to rip-offs and thievery while maintaining a national straight face of 'it's original'. Reminds me of deviantart thieves;

    "This Mona Lisa is colored purple, so it's original"

    Last edited 11/06/15 12:43 pm

    They should just stick "Made in China" on the poster. Then everyone would understand.

    The important thing to consider is USA's biggest export is not wheat or beef, but movies. Big Hollywood won't like this one bit, and can put big pressure on the govt to do something about it. (they'll probably have to give huge fta concessions to get chinese govt to do something about it)

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