• Aug 17th 2010 at 1:01PM
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Animated Dodge vs. PETA commercial dispute – Click above to watch the video after the break

Animated news. It's just such a novel idea that we simply can't believe it has taken so long to become mainstream. Well, mainstream if you happen to live in Taiwan, that is. Here in the States, we're still dealing with old-school news anchors that actually read us the stories from pieces of – get this – paper. How quaint.

Fortunately, we're not quite so behind the times when it comes to the Internet, so it's none too difficult to find Taiwan's animated news gems to watch in awe till our hearts are content. This latest little animation from Next Media Animation covers the recent spat between Dodge and PETA. Surely you remember the invisible monkey commercial, right? If not, click here to refresh your memory.

Still with us? Good. Now click past the break to see it all play out in glorious Taiwanese animated goodness. Pay special attention to the facial expressions of the fictitious PETA folk. Pure brilliance.

[Source: Next Media Animation via YouTube via Jalopnik]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      Steam and flames from the PETA group? Their anger is contributing to Climate Change.
      • 5 Years Ago
      +1 (again) for Dodge.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Totally. And now I want to watch all my news like that!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Completely random and completely awesome all at once.
      • 5 Years Ago
      PETA needs to dial back on their attacks because IMHO this was a perfect example of going to an extreme. Who knows what the chimp was thinking and whether it liked doing the commercial or not? I have some experience in this area and all the talent I've seen in commercials is usually treated exceptionally well.

      But the real story here is simply that Wieden + Kennedy and their Dodge client were nothing less than BRILLIANT when they came up with this solution!
      • 5 Years Ago
      haha, love the commercial, i just don't understand whats so bad about using a monkey, well anyways PETA-people for the eating of tasty animals
      • 5 Years Ago
      I love Taiwan and their silly antics.........I smell a sitcom!!

      /family guy clip reference
      • 5 Years Ago
      I especially like the bar celebration scene at the end... why can't our news be more entertaining?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Stop giving PETA attention.
      • 5 Years Ago
      PETA - proof that there are just as many judgmental hate mongers on the left as the right.......
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