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Putin appears in Georgia's Simpsons-like cartoon show

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A new cartoon series, modelled on the American show The Simpsons, is topping the television ratings charts in the former Soviet state of Georgia, weeks after it appeared on screens.

The Samsonadzes, which features a family of yellow, big-eyed characters, has already sparked controversy by including a scene with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

Tom Esslemont reports from Georgia.

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