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article imageCanadian election gets the Taiwanese animation treatment

By Michael Thomas     Oct 23, 2015 in Internet
When a Canadian news story is big enough to warrant international attention, Taiwanese animators are sure to summarize it in hilarious fashion. That was the case for the 2015 Canadian election.
The latest video was posted Sunday, just before Justin Trudeau's Liberal government was elected to a majority.
As has always been the case, Next Media Animation's take is hilarious and ridiculous — but in just a minute-and-a-half it cuts right down the main issues that popped up during the grueling campaign season.
It handily summarizes the Conservatives' hiring of Lynton Crosby, who used the niqab debate as a wedge issue, as well as the differing stances on the Energy East, Northern Gateway and Keystone XL Pipelines.
Of course, being a Next Media Animation creation, there's also lots of absurdity — Stephen Harper rides a moose with a maple leaf on its back as Trudeau and Thomas Mulcair attack him by shooting hockey pucks. Then the battle over the pipelines becomes a literal battle, as Green Party leader Elizabeth May cowers in the background. There's also a niqab drone, which you'll need to see to believe.
Next Media Animation was founded in 2009 and produces dozens of videos every day, with a staff of more than 200 people. It first caught attention beyond its own country in 2010, when it summarized the Tiger Woods scandal and the epic resignation of a JetBlue flight attendant.
Next Media Animation has covered other big Canadian stories in the past, especially relating to Rob Ford.
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