efe-epaBy Víctor Escribano Beijing

As the Lunar Year of the Pig comes to an end, popular cartoon character Peppa Pig is set to be replaced by Mickey Mouse as the star attraction in Chinese markets, with people celebrating the arrival of the Year of the Rat on Saturday.

According to official media, the Disney character and his girlfriend Minnie might see their most successful year since the brand first arrived in China in the 1980s. EFE-EPA