How did the PETA v. Dodge "invisible monkey" dispute look in Taiwan? Check out this animation and find out.
The story goes like this: Dodge releases an advertisement for a new car promotional sales event. The ad, narrated by Dexter/Six Feet Under star Michael C. Hall, features a monkey dressed like Evel Knievel at the end of the spot pushing down an explosives plunger. Sadly, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), made some noise complaining about the ad. This was not because anybody tied to Dodge mistreated the monkey behind the scenes, but just because monkeys have been poorly treated over the years on film sets in general.
How did Dodge respond to this flawless logic? They digitally removed the monkey, and changed Hall's voiceover from, "Wait! There's a monkey," to "Wait! There's an invisible monkey." Genius.
Perhaps only more genius is this animated video produced by Taiwanese firm Next Media Animation. The company is known for their spectacular spoof news pieces on everything from recent troubles at Apple to the JetBlue flight attendant who quit his job by ranting at customers, swiping a beer, and jumping down the emergency slide of his aircraft.