DETROIT
07/19/2013 08:11 pm ET Updated Jul 19, 2013

Detroit Bankruptcy CGI Video From Taiwan's Next Media Animation Is The Oddest Explainer Yet

Someone already made the most offensive video about Detroit's bankruptcy filing, but this is hands-down the most bizarre rendition of the news from the last 24 hours.

Though the voiceover sticks close to the facts until the end, the animation starts and finishes as a dystopian dream. Obama rolls up a request for aid into a joint and smokes it, Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr slaps a hamburger out of a judge's mouth and a talking panda argues the city's case. You know, just a normal day in Detroit.

The video is a little less strange once you know it's from Next Media Animation, the Taiwanese media company that can turn any big news story -- whether a Lindsay Lohan stint in jail or the 2010 midterm elections -- into a surreal CGI animation.

Well, at least now we know how to say "the Dirty D" in Mandarin.

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