Markets in everything — Omar Shamshoon

An Arabized "Simpsons" — called "Al Shamshoon" — made its debut in the Arab world earlier this month, in time for Ramadan, a time of high TV viewership.  It uses the original "Simpsons" animation, but the voices are dubbed into Arabic and the scripts have been adapted to make the show more accessible, and acceptable, to Arab audiences.

Homer, by the way, has given up beer and bacon.  For more detail, see The Wall Street Journal, Marketplace section, 14 October.  Here is one negative review, apparently by an Arab.  He is still angry.


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