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Hoofy and Boo: Click above to watch the video after the jump

You may or may not have heard of Hoofy and Boo. They're animated characters from the site Minyanville. Hoofy is the big, confident anchorman that just so happens to be a CGI bull. Boo is a bit more cynical about the world at large, and it appears he's not very fond of Chrysler or Fiat for that matter.

The two took on the issue of the Chrysler-Fiat tie-up, with Hoofy behind the desk and Boo on-location in the most blight-filled location in Detroit. While Hoofy was all about the alliance and Chrysler's restructuring, Boo seems to want to dance on the grave of both companies. He points out the poor quality records of both companies, and gets in some zingers about some of the failed vehicles of both companies past. And yes, you do hear gun shots and police sirens in the background.

The caption for the video is "two turkeys combine in an ill-conceived effort to make an eagle." Too bad Chrysler ditched Eagle over 10 years ago. Hit the jump to view the two minute video for yourself.

[Source: Minyanville]





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      • 6 Years Ago
      just what we needed...a CGI bear stereotyping detroit and Italian manufacturers, completely ignoring the projected 1 billion $ income for Fiat's 2009 from their own sales alone.
      I actually watched another video of these guys after that where they say wikipedia is pointless compared to google because google makes more money. I don't think I'm going to need more "illumination" on what company is good or bad from these guys anymore.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Failed attempt at....anything.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This is the most ignorant garbage I've ever seen.

      Marchionne and de Montezemolo have masterfully rebuilt Fiat and all of it's brands. The company's profitable, they have over $5B in cash, and even Maserati's profitable...for the first time in its history!

      And, while the UK market was down 28% y/y, Alfa Romeo posted 2 consecutive monthly gains, with an increase in sales of over 76% in April!

      Fiat was the best performer in Europe in April, increasing its market share to 9.7% and securing 4th place overall.

      Fiat is also the leader in diesel technology, and is responsible for developing the common rail diesel, which is now the dominant and leading technical solution in the industry.

      The reason that they're interested in Chrysler, is that they desperately want to bring their cars back to the US, but the investment into dealer infrastructure is economically daunting, and risky to say the least, for such an enormous land mass.

      But, Chrysler already has extensive dealer network infrastructure, doesn't it?

      Brilliant.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Not true. FIAT originally developed "common rail" diesel, which has become the leading tech adopted by all the other manufacturers.

        And recently, they showcased this:
        http://thekneeslider.com/archives/2009/03/10/fiat-multiair-engine-better-mileage-lower-emissions/

        They're simply not the backwards, incompetent company they used to be under the Agnoli family.

        They've invested heavily in becoming a leading manufacturer, and if they can consummate the Chrysler and Opel acqs, have a chance to become one of the worlds largest.

        They're diversified with brands addressing every market segment, from econo to exotic, and a vast majority of their business is commercial trucks and emerging markets.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I am 100% sure that they are not the leader in diesel technology, the leaders happen to be a German company!!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      waste of time.
      never heard of them .. hope to never see them again.
      • 6 Years Ago
      comical. like a school bus fire.
      • 6 Years Ago
      too bad its so ture....
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ha, to all the haters, you definitely don't get Minyanville. It's a financial info...tainment where it's almost as much about entertainment as it is about discussing the latest financial news of the day. As a cheat sheet:

      Hoofy - Bull, as in Bull Market. Get it? Optimistic, positive, hard-working, sees the good in every situation, usually thinks the market is going to go up.

      Boo - Bear, as in Bear Market. Lazy, pessimistic hippie slacker who plays the downside in the market, as in shorting various stocks/sectors in the hopes that the prices fall.

      Oh well, to each their own...
      • 6 Years Ago
      It's much funnier when you look at this as an example of journalism today....
      • 6 Years Ago
      Great, CGI furry journalism. A+ reporting there, guys..
      • 6 Years Ago
      I think most people hear are afraid that this video is way to true!! Great video please keep them coming, make sure people know more and help them understand what really is going on with the 2 worst Automotive companies in the world!!!

      Even the gun shots and sirens in the back ground show off Detroit's true colors...and if you don't believe me go visit their! Unfortuantly I travel there a lot!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Small minds, small people. No respect for the lives of thousands and thousands of workers.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Big waste of time Minyanville!!!!!!!!!!
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