Monsieur Mickey

Euro Disneyland is on schedule, but with a distinct French accent

No people can match the French when it comes to fierce protection of their * culture -- except perhaps the people from the Walt Disney Co. Children everywhere know Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and the dozens of other goofy characters that make up the Disney pantheon. With a meticulosity that is a hallmark of their success, Disney executives protect and promote their patented image. But as construction proceeds on Euro Disneyland, which is scheduled to open outside Paris next spring, the French have begun to ask themselves how the presence of Disney's irresistibly American village will affect French culture. Many fear...

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