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Michael Jackson Family Force PvZ Re-Design

Remember those Michael Jackson-looking zombies from Plants Vs. Zombies? Not anymore, you don't. The MTV Multiplayer blog has an announcement from PopCap which confirms that the Dancing Zombie is undergoing a redesign following complaints from the Michael Jackson estate, who wanna be startin' something.

It's totally understandable, of course, considering that when Plants Vs. Zombies came out Michael Jackson hadn't passed away yet and since then the joke's taken on an unintentionally morbid tone.

Here's that statement from PopCap:

"The Estate of Michael Jackson objected to our use of the 'dancing zombie' in PLANTS vs. ZOMBIES based on its view that the zombie too closely resembled Michael Jackson. After receiving this objection, PopCap made a business decision to retire the original 'dancing zombie' and replace it with a different 'dancing zombie' character for future builds of PLANTS vs. ZOMBIES on all platforms. The phase-out and replacement process is underway."

The new Dancing Zombie will be disco-themed and has yet to be introduced to the Steam version of the game. If you want screenshots, take 'em now.

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