Virgin America’s Flight Safety Film

Virgin America’s cool in-flight Safety Film has popped up on You Tube. This piece alone would sway me toward using the upscale, low-cost air carrier. It was produced by Anomaly, with animation by Wild Brain.

(Thanks, Chet Gulland)


  • andrew

    Awesome video but it would be pretty grueling to have to listen to that while on a flight. Just hit the throttle and go!

  • http://www.electricminstrel.com Brett McCoy

    I like the guy with the death metal makeup at the very beginning.

  • http://jmac.org Jason Mcintosh

    I imagine they were contractually obligated not to show any expression other than relaxed comfort on the poor souls who find themselves needing to strap on oxygen masks or (gulp) don life vests. (“Water landing”. Ha ha ha.)

  • red pill junkie

    Cool info-video. I hope the guys at Anomaly get to make something similar when Virgin Galactic is finally launched by 2009…2010?

  • CHUMLEY

    I’d fly on a plane with you anytime.

  • http://sandwichbag.blogspot.com Elliot Cowan

    This is about 419 times better than the version they play on Virgin Atlantic – a horror of the worst kind of stilted Flash.
    It’s also narrated by Vic Reeves which is very strange.

  • http://stephansolarchive.blogspot.com Stephan

    that’s SO NICE!!! You won’t get bored by those safety films, and you feel at ease while watching them.

    Good job Virgin!!!

  • purin

    That was pleasing to look at, although a little long. I’m used to the safety speech, even when prerecorded in a movie, being a lot more briskly spoken.
    So, the cushions don’t float anymore?

  • http://www.jessica-plummer.com Jessica Plummer

    I’m just sad that no percentage of all the video’s I’ve had to sit through on other airlines are even close to being as entertaining as this.

  • Jess Price

    Clever enough so you don’t lose interest
    Not too over-the-top to lose the FAA’s approval

    I actually spent 4 minutes watching instructions that I usually ignore while I’m on the plane. Good work!

  • Theo K.

    So, the water indicator light on the life vest is supposed to tell you if you’re in water? That’s about as useful as those ‘hill indicator’ lamps on Cadillacs that tell the drivers when they are on a hill.

  • http://willborough.blogspot.com/ willborough

    It works great. I just watched it from beginning to end without being bored one second. The smoking girl has six fingers though.

  • http://www.quuatermass.org.uk Andrew Smith

    “This is about 419 times better than the version they play on Virgin Atlantic – a horror of the worst kind of stilted Flash.
    It’s also narrated by Vic Reeves which is very strange.”

    In the event of a water landing a man named Les will appear from underneath you and can be used as a floatation device. Please endevour to keep Les away from Chives but feel free to encourage a smile with a spirit level.

  • http://tangoland.com Cynthia

    Awww! I like the TransAtlantic version, the simple Flash is cute and the style snappy and funny. But the sideways fish head in the turtleneck can’t be beat in this version, I must say.

  • http://otherthings.com Cassidy

    Saw this for the first time on my flight home for Thanksgiving. I flat-out loved it, not just because it was animated and quirky, but because it didn’t talk down to its audience. Way to go, WildBrain!

  • amid

    I saw this a couple times last week on VA flights and thought it worked very well in getting me to pay attention to info that I always tune out. Again, a brilliant example of the power of animation to effectively communicate information that no other medium can.

  • Steve Gattuso

    “So, the water indicator light on the life vest is supposed to tell you if you’re in water? That’s about as useful as those ‘hill indicator’ lamps on Cadillacs that tell the drivers when they are on a hill.”

    No, bubbe, the water indicator light is so that the crew and your fellow passengers can find you if the water landing is in the middle of the night or in bad weather. Or did you think aircraft emergencies only happen in daylight? Yeesh.