September 10, 2010

The NYT and the WSJ in a NY street fight, replete with "West Side Story"-style finger-snapping.

15 comments:

Dust Bunny Queen said...

That is SO cool. I love these animi news videos.

Entertaining and informative. Plus it is very interesting to get the view of 'our' news from another culture.

Love the bird crapping on the newspaper.

Freeman Hunt said...

Heh.

Freeman Hunt said...

That NYT WSJ video is awesome.

ALP said...

LOVE this! Their John Edwards video was my favorite, but this one beats it hands down.

Freeman Hunt said...

I didn't know there was an entire YouTube channel of this stuff. Much humor there.

Kensington said...

The bird crapping on the paper at the end was the perfect touch. These guys are geniuses!

GMay said...

"[The NYT's] reputation for journalistic excellence"

These Taiwanese guys are good, but apparently they didn't get everything right in this video.

I give it a solid B+ effort.

Youngblood said...

"Plus it is very interesting to get the view of 'our' news from another culture."

It's not as foreign a view as you might think. Next Media Animation's Content Manager is American.

They started out animating clips for the Taiwanese market, and the the US television network Adult Swim started picking up their animations and marketing them as news briefs. Now they're making intentionally absurd ones for the US market.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

It's not as foreign a view as you might think. Next Media Animation's Content Manager is American.


Ah so. Good to know and still very funny.

Youngblood said...

DBQ,

The funny part is that they tried offering English language videos for the American market, but nobody wanted them. Americans still preferred the Mandarin ones!

ddh said...

The street fight was more Ron Burgundy than West Side Story.

ricpic said...

Bien pensants worldwide agree: Rupert Murdoch is a shark. His product runs rings around the bien pensant opposition, but he's a shark and that's that.

XWL said...

Don't miss their, 'what Obama really wanted to say in Cleveland' bit uploaded today.

Taiwanese tabloid media seem to understand our President better than our own press...

Also, this WIRED article is a decent backgrounder on the genesis, and purpose behind, all these videos from Next Media Animation.

XWL said...

(oops, hadn't clicked on Freeman's link in the 2nd comment, didn't mean to duplicate, she was being way too subtle...)

Corky Boyd said...

Did you notice one of the characters in the NY Times' dancing troupe was wearing a Mexican hat.

Could that be Carlos Slim?

These Japanese anime folks don't miss anything.