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January 19, 2010 11:15 PM   Subscribe

The Taiwanese have once again distilled one of the most important issues of the day into an easy to understand video
posted by delmoi (22 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
What The Sims have to do with NBC late night television, I'm not sure, but that video was awesome.
posted by milnak at 11:25 PM on January 19, 2010


Hong Kong, actually.

Next Media. You should see Hong Kong's local news coverage now that these sorts of animation are all the rage.
posted by bwg at 11:28 PM on January 19, 2010


NBC is Captain America? And Conan is The Hulk? Who's Iron Man again? And is this how Taiwan presents every aspect of American culture? 'Cos that would be awesome. I think voter turnout would near 100% if the nightly news would just explain to us how Obama is Batman and Sarah Palin is Killer Croc and Joe Lieberman is, I dunno, Jason Todd, I guess? We thought he was pretty much done, but then he came back, and was evil for no good reason, and uhhhh yeah.
posted by Limiter at 11:35 PM on January 19, 2010 [8 favorites]


That's probably the kindest graphic representation of David Zucker, anywhere, during this whole imbroglio, and he also seems to appear to want to be reasonable. And wow, Conan looks fat, though I'd think to the Chinese, with his huge head, bright fluffy red hair and snow-like pale skin he must appear to be some sort of mythical giant albino cosplay snow demon.
posted by Skygazer at 11:56 PM on January 19, 2010 [5 favorites]


bwg is right; Apple is originally a Hong Kong company, though they have branches in Taiwan.
posted by jiawen at 12:00 AM on January 20, 2010


That would be a hugely preferable show. I Would in fact actually take time out, and watch their show if those shows if they were kind of like that, like they were tiny, and in boxes, lined up like that, cgi of course, but maybe more photo-real, (in case NBC trend watches are in the filters.{seeking out a show to make that is cheaper than the 'late nites' must be})
30 seconds of "jokes"- for every few minutes of ads?
I would take ads for that for cgi toy sized photo real late nite host based battle show for sure.
posted by infinite intimation at 12:14 AM on January 20, 2010 [1 favorite]


The other Tonight Show thread is still open.
posted by Rhomboid at 1:06 AM on January 20, 2010


I think that is probably more entertaining not understanding the language.
posted by JHarris at 1:08 AM on January 20, 2010


I couldn't follow the hand gestures at all.
posted by From Bklyn at 1:18 AM on January 20, 2010


Wow. Pardon my USian naivete, but I'm just blown away that they can turn around an animation like that within a news cycle.

Not to derail the thread, but how much work/how large a staff is directly involved in producing a broadcast quality animation like that? I mean, is that the work of four people in a single 10 hour day? Two days? More/less people?
posted by mosk at 1:22 AM on January 20, 2010 [2 favorites]


Ah, dangit, I was looking forward to making an FPP out of NextMedia's full video list I just found yesterday after seeing that latest one. Seriously, all the news of the world distilled into machinima snippets. I highly recommend going down the video list according to popularity.

I think this one is my recent favorite.
posted by FuManchu at 1:43 AM on January 20, 2010 [5 favorites]


The cartoon sound effects are just right, for example at 0:56. And Conan O' Brian is an emaciated looking Hulk.
posted by Daddy-O at 3:34 AM on January 20, 2010


I love how they depict the American young adults as all wearing BAPE, despite its being more or less an unheard of brand outside of Asia. Which, to be fair, is the market for this video, I suppose.
posted by DoctorFedora at 3:37 AM on January 20, 2010


We do often walk around with serving trays of movie theatre popcorn and six packs of heineken strapped around our necks, so that much is accurate.
posted by Pollomacho at 4:40 AM on January 20, 2010 [2 favorites]


They do lots of local news stories here in Taiwan like that. CGI stills for newspaper stories too. But this one is one of the better ones I've seen.
posted by rmmcclay at 4:44 AM on January 20, 2010


Thought it summed everything up rather clearly.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 5:34 AM on January 20, 2010


"...but no one is standing on Jay Leno's side."

AWWWW.

Which is true. And which David Letterman pointed out with glee a couple of nights ago.
posted by 1adam12 at 6:58 AM on January 20, 2010


Despite all the cheesy Sims animation, the content is actually quite good. It even explains NBC's initial motive for moving Leno to prime time--the huge cost savings that comes with doing a talk show instead of making dramas. For the Chinese audience, this gives great context.
posted by reformedjerk at 7:57 AM on January 20, 2010


First, movies and now the news. That cgi is taking over.

Secondly, THE CHAIR, ZUCKER; GIVE HIM THE CHAIR!!

( Superheroes and Pro Wrasslin'??? Is that how we look? Really? )
posted by djrock3k at 8:01 AM on January 20, 2010 [1 favorite]


I love how they depict the American young adults as all wearing BAPE, despite its being more or less an unheard of brand outside of Asia.

I can't speak for the rest of the nation, but when I managed a couple of boutiques in the East Village ca. 2006 nearly every Urban-styled person walking in wanted BAPE stuff (usually sneakers.)
posted by griphus at 8:51 AM on January 20, 2010


I must be living under a rock or getting old because I had never heard of BAPE until just now.
BAPE
posted by deacon_blues at 9:00 AM on January 20, 2010


Superheroes and Pro Wrasslin'??? Is that how we look? Really?

I'm fine with that.
posted by The Whelk at 9:25 AM on January 20, 2010 [2 favorites]


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