Conan/Leno/NBC debacle animated by same Hong Kong news org that tackled Tiger Woods


31 Responses to “Conan/Leno/NBC debacle animated by same Hong Kong news org that tackled Tiger Woods”

  1. Anonymous says:

    with these guys and Autotune the News the need for John Stewart and Stephen Colbert for “news” has sharply decreased – D Selector

  2. Anonymous says:

    that CGI is pretty flattering.

  3. Trnck says:

    It’s definitely Taiwan, trust me. The company is Hong Kong based, but the video was produced by their Taiwan department.

  4. abe lugo says:

    why isn’t Conan’s hair taller?

  5. EH says:


  6. Dave Faris says:

    If you could somehow combine this video with the video in this post and I don’t think Conan or Jay would be having any ratings troubles at all.

  7. avraamov says:

    bathing ape hoodies!Haawwww.

  8. sidereal says:

    This is, by far, the greatest act of journalism in human history.

  9. Anonymous says:

    FYI tag error. China is not Taiwan.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Trust David OReilly to discover something like this.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Anyone else bothered that “Super Leno” belongs in the DC Universe, while “The Incredible Conan” and “Captain NBC” belong in the Marvel Universe?

    I didn’t think so.

  12. thunderhammer says:

    I thought it was incredibly stupid until Conan turned into the Incredible Hulk. All the sudden it became awesome.

  13. LeFunk says:

    I wish they made one for the Hindenburg disaster.

  14. whisper dog says:

    I wonder if they’ll do one of these about the Google – China battle.

  15. adamnvillani says:

    I’m kind of amazed that they even care about this in Hong Kong or Taiwan. Are Conan or Jay on TV there?

  16. haileris says:

    Actually, NMA is Next Media Limited, which publishes Apple Daily newspaper in Hong Kong and Taiwan. It’s a Hong Kong company. This was in Mandarin, which means it’s likely intended for the Taiwan audience — although they probably had a Cantonese dubbed version for the Hong Kong audience, this is normal on Hong Kong TV; they do this all the time. They often use this to show what happened if there wasn’t any video footage, e.g. of vehicle accidents, or police brutality in China.

    • Anonymous says:

      “this is normal on Hong Kong TV; they do this all the time. They often use this to show what happened if there wasn’t any video footage, e.g. of vehicle accidents, or police brutality in China.”

      For some reason, HK newscasts really *love* using these digital re-enactments. Newspapers also often have cartoons/graphics showing, step by step, how an accident or murder or scandal occurred. Kind of morbid, IMO.

  17. Anonymous says:

    I guess Conan The Barbarian isn’t as recognizable as The Hulk.

  18. adamnvillani says:

    The best part is Jeff Zucker’s blinding shiny-head powers.

  19. Phart says:

    I think we definitely need more beer & popcorn street vendors.

  20. Anonymous says:

    I’m from Next Media Animation and it’s my fault that Jimmy Kimmel isn’t fatter. I gave our animation team a face shot that was pretty flattering. However, I did tell the team to make Conan’s hair really tall and orange and they kind of just refused to do it. I guess they felt more comfortable working from the file photos which didn’t really bring out his glorious ginger-ness.

    Thanks Boing Boing! And hey, need an animated recap for anything else? Let us know, we’re always looking for ideas.

  21. Anonymous says:

    not only did Conan see it, he aired it on his show last night. the closed-captioning kept typing “Speaking in Cantonese” even though it was in Mandarin. guess the caption-er thought “HK company” and automatically thought Cantonese. “Speaking in Chinese” might have been a smarter move.

  22. sobreiro says:

    Why can’t all news be like this?

  23. Anonymous says:

    They made an English language version too:

    But it’s much funnier if you can’t understand what they’re saying.

  24. Mosh says:

    I’ve always been of the opinion that you should only be allowed to use the phrase “frak” if you’re fighting Cylons. Now, I don’t know if you are fighting Cylons, Xeni, but I can assume that you are not.

  25. Ocker3 says:

    I found it hilarious how they’d ‘easternised’ (as opposed to westernised) the features of the various characters, to make them more relateable to their intended audience. Reminds me of the scene in Out of the Silent Planet (C S Lewis) where the protagonist is kidnapped and flown to Mars, and at the end of the story his full-body image is carved into stone to commemorate his journey, but his features are subtly adjusted to make him slightly resemble each of the three disparate races that live there, so that those who live there can more easily identify with him and believe that he existed. If something is Too different, too alien, are we not more likely to reject it as a myth?

  26. amida says:

    Xeni, do you speak Mandarin? Why is the Mandarin voice-over funnier?

  27. Aristan says:

    @Anon #7:

    “FYI tag error. China is not Taiwan.”

    I believe the people of Taiwan (Or at least the government) would likely disagree with you. The official name of the country is the Republic of China. The country we usually call China is the People’s Republic of China.

  28. Anonymous says:

    Props for “clustefrak.”

  29. Anonymous says:

    This is exactly the kind of thing Conan would get a huge kick out of. Will he see it?

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