Angry Birds Middle East Mashup
March 30, 2011 7:12 AM   Subscribe

Russian designer Egor Zhgun (LiveJournal) remixes pop culture and politics, to humorous effect. His latest is a mashup of "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?"; the game Angry Birds; and current Middle Eastern politics into an animated political cartoon: Three Big Pigs.
via Eathan Zuckerman and Cartoon Brew
posted by artlung (9 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
*Wonders about the PC-ness of characterizing Arab leaders (even bad ones) as pigs.*
posted by ZenMasterThis at 7:29 AM on March 30, 2011

Hilarious, especially North Korea at the end. Thanks for this.
posted by Daddy-O at 7:53 AM on March 30, 2011 [2 favorites]

Was this pro-American intervention? Or what? It doesn't seem like it, but it seems like it could be read that way.

I dunno. Not feeling smart today, I guess.
posted by HostBryan at 8:32 AM on March 30, 2011

I missed the North Korea bit until you mentioned it, Daddy-O, thanks!

Related: Walt Disney introduces the Three Little Pigs, The Three Little Pigs, Three Little Wolves, and The Practical Pig.
posted by filthy light thief at 8:36 AM on March 30, 2011

It's slightly mocking of US intervention, as shown by the US hesitance of attacking the North Korean pig who built his house out of nuclear bombs.
posted by knapah at 8:37 AM on March 30, 2011 [1 favorite]

*hesitance in...
posted by knapah at 8:37 AM on March 30, 2011

Earlier Angry Birds Middle East mashup (this one is about the *other* Middle East conflict)
posted by yiftach at 9:51 AM on March 30, 2011

I read that as Egon and for a second, just a second, got worried.
posted by IvoShandor at 12:17 PM on March 30, 2011

Angry Birds: The Movie directed by Michael Bay.
posted by K.P. at 1:31 PM on March 30, 2011

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