This Is Undead Michael Jackson's Replacement For Plants Vs. Zombies

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Michael Jackson's estate wasn't too thrilled with the zombie King of Pop lookalike featured in Plants Vs. Zombies. Not wanting to be startin' something legally with Jackson's legal team, PopCap opted to drop that moonwalking zombie for something less litigious.

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Courtesy of PC Gamer, we get a good look at the pretty undead thing that replaces the original Thriller-esque zombie. The Disco Zombie will be patched into the already released versions of PopCap's reanimated-humans-versus-nature strategy game and future releases, like that Xbox Live Arcade port slated for the fall.

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As sad as it is to see zombie Michael go to his grave, zombies wearing medallions and platform shoes with dead goldfish inside makes the change less upsetting.

Meet the new disco zombie in Plants Vs Zombies [PC Gamer]

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Um... I don't understand the legalities of stuff, but why can we use guys like Abraham Lincoln or Napoleon Bonaparte in fiction, and not Michael Jackson? They're dead dudes. How does the legal system somehow protect the recently dead, but not the others?