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Posted at 3:15 PM ET, 12/24/2010

ANIMATION OF THE DAY: Taiwan takes a bite out of 'Spider-Man'

By Michael Cavna



For Broadway's snakebit "Spider-Man" musical, Next Media Animation turns on the snark.

On the hobbled heels of the fourth mishap of the month for "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," the Taiwanese animation outfit wraps the heated controversy in its own satiric spin.

In NMA's video "Spider-Man wipes out on Broadway," not only the webslinging aerialist is hospitalized with injuries -- the show's "ailing" book is also treated by a paddle-wielding script doctor. Meantime, in a swell touch, the video's desperate Bono and the Edge come up with a new musical that spoofs director Alex Timbers's "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson" (whose poster notably invokes Bruce Springsteen's 1984 "Born in the U.S.A." album cover). The U2-spun title, naturally, is: "Bloody Bloody Sunday Andrew Jackson."

For Spidey, Next Media Animation's comic sense continues to tingle.

By Michael Cavna  | December 24, 2010; 3:15 PM ET
Categories:  Superheroes, The Animation  | Tags:  Next Media Animation, Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark  
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