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North Korea TV Shows Disney Characters Mickey Mouse, Winnie The Pooh (PHOTOS)

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In this image made off North Korea's KRT video footage, North Korea's new Moranbong band and performers dressed as America's cartoon characters perform in Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday, July 6, 2012. (AP Photo/KRT) | AP/KRT

PYONGYANG, North Korea — Mickey Mouse and Winnie the Pooh have taken the stage in North Korea during a concert for leader Kim Jong Un in an unusual performance featuring a cast of Disney characters.

Still photos aired on state TV Saturday show performers dressed as some of America's most memorable cartoon characters dancing and prancing as video of "Snow White" and "Beauty and the Beast" played on a massive screen behind the stage.

The state-run Korean Central News Agency says Kim and other top officials saw the performance by the new Moranbong band Friday. KCNA says Kim assembled the band a few months ago as part of a plan to "bring about a dramatic turn" in the arts under his new leadership.

Kim took power after father Kim Jong Il died in December.

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