Time For Some Campaignin’

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JibJab’s latest political music video premiered last night on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and it’s another winner. Co-Director Evan Spiridellis tells us:

I think you’ll notice that we significantly upped the production value while trying to remain true to the original thing that made This Land work – funny collage heads. It was also really important to us was not to repeat ourselves so rather than the tit-for-tat that was in This Land we wanted to make this a true character piece and give each player a verse to try and define themselves. (It was a real challenge trying to sum up each candidate with only 5 lines!)

Evan and Gregg have also written a great production blog on the making of this particular film.


  • http://www.watchmike.ca Mike

    Man oh man talk about production value. Good job, the part with money being thrown on the stairs surprised me.

    And the poses on Obama were amazing, I almost forgot it was a cut-out.

  • P.C. Unfunny

    I just saw this one and it’s of the best Jib-Jab films yet. The animation was very impressive. I really needed that after soiling my eyes with WALL-E.

  • http://dailygrail.com/blog/8389 red pill junkie

    Incredible animation. And really funny too :-)

  • http://www.myspace.com/nofateandrazor Roman

    very nice. glad to see an even handed, fun satire.

  • James N.

    Wow… just wow. I literally started cracking up when Obama started singing about “change change change” :-P

    And the animation is great. It’s amazing how far they’ve come since the original “This Land”.

    It’s also hard to believe this was animated in FLASH of all things…

  • http://geritopiablogspot.com Professor Widebottom

    Uh-oh, the Jib Jab juggernaut is poised to take over the world along with their vaunted profit-making model for Internet animation, ta’ boot. The design and overall attention to detail has been upgraded; the voice acting, except for McCain who they’ve chosen a General Patton intonation, is exceptional. It’s almost scary. They’ve lost their innocence for sure. I’m concerned that there may be subliminal ad insertion lurking in there somewhere.

  • jon

    is it too much to ask for us to take politics seriously? especially these days

  • K.Borcz

    Nice to wake up to this morning on the Today show.

  • Gobo

    The JibJab guys have polished their house style about as far as it can be polished. It’s amazing how shiny their stuff looks… and that they’re still doing it well.

    jon: I think satire is a valid form of art.

    PC: “soiling your eyes”? Uh huh.

  • david

    This one has been all over MSNBC today

  • Patrick Wiggins

    Jib-Jab is the gold standard of parody.

  • http://jackmunch.deviantart.com/ Malcolm Thomas

    The animation is pretty awesome and the jokes are spot on.

    Good ol’ Jib Jab.

  • Tom Pope

    Almost worth watching again just to hear Ah-nold at the end.

  • http://www.davemackey.com Dave Mackey

    JibJab always delivers the goods and the Leno imprimatur helps their cause.

  • Steve Gattuso

    PC’s eyes are easily soiled, being made of equal parts isinglass and rubber cement.

    Jib Jab does it again. This should burn up servers for a while with views and downloads.

  • A Longtime Observer

    Saw some clips on CNN today and excuse my internet lingo, but Obama in Bambi/fairytale land is made of win. I love it! And a “sterilized” color scheme for McCain was a good call in terms of contradicting the candidates.

  • http://swoffordart.blogspot.com/ hjalmar poelzig

    Jib Jab does great animation, but the satire is about as blandly “evenhanded” as Mad Magazine circa 1966.

  • Chuck R.

    Nice looking, but I got more laughs per second from “This Land..”

    I’m with you, Tom, that was a great Ahnold voice. The funniest part of the film.

    Jon, you’ll get your wish. With the first black candidate running, this election is going to absolutely suffer from a lack of levity and well-aimed satire. Ask The New Yorker.

  • GhaleonQ

    Huh. Not to purposely dissent, but I haven’t found any of theirs, from 2004 on, funny. It’s like Jay Leno putting on a popsicle stick puppet show.

  • P.C. Unfunny

    GahleonQ: Not even Big Box Mart ? I thought that was a hilarous poke at Wal-Mart.

  • http://leisuretown.com Darren

    Although the quality of the animation is amazing, I’d hardly call this a genuine satire. This is more using a generic cynical tone, whilst keeping it so neutral so as to try to appeal to as many viewers as possible. Nothing really new, and nothing truly bold. Great animation, nonetheless.

  • William Chappel

    OH MY GOD FLASH I HATE IT I HATE IT

  • http://robcatview.blogspot.com robcat2075

    I notice that most “Flash” these days isn’t really Flash but streamed video played by the Flash plugin. Probably very little of that originated in Flash.

    Nice animation. Lame song. A Dylan song may be a weak choice for parody. Dylan wasn’t the tunesmith that Guthrie (or whoever really wrote “This Land is Your Land”) was.

  • http://www.cannedgeek.com/ Kyle

    Man I love the springy-ness of Jib Jab’s work.

  • Norwegian living in Denmark

    My favourite along with This Land. I like their fun animation and the fact they are neutral (at least these two).