11/30/2010 04:34 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Ireland Bailout Gets The Taiwanese Animation Treatment (VIDEO)

It was inevitable, but the massive bailout of Ireland has finally got the Taiwainese animation treatment.

Ireland, once heralded as a model of growth, has quickly become a debt-addled nation that, at least one prominent Irish leader, says was cajoled into accepting a massive bailout and harsh budget cuts. Along the way, the video notes, Ireland was embroiled in a speculative housing bubble and became something of a tax haven, home to accounting gimmicks like the "Double Irish."

The result, according to the video, was that the economy once called the "Celtic tiger" turned into a house cat, and civil unrest has been unleashed after cuts to social services. It may not be that far from the truth -- though we can't vouch for (or support) the video's depictions of violence against Leprechauns.

WATCH the video below: