The last time we saw Next Media Animation apply its unique brand of Taiwanese animation and analysis to the National Hockey League, it was a bloody recap of Raffi Torres's hit on Marian Hossa.
Now, the focus is on the Stanley Cup Final between the Los Angeles Kings and the New Jersey Devils and it's brilliant. Burger Kings, Satan, voodoo dolls, magic polar bears, Kobe Bryant, the dumbass LA local news anchors, a rather unfortunate meeting between hockey fans waiting for playoff swag and a local gang … words don't do it justice.
The Los Angeles Kings are leading the Stanley Cup finals against the New Jersey Devils. In their 46-year history, the Kings have made it to the finals just once. Will they finally win?
After Game 3, the Kings lead the series 3-0 over the Devils. But while the Kings are playing well, they struggle for attention in a city where the Lakers and Dodgers are treated like royalty thanks to multiple championship wins. The Lakers have won 16 championships and the Dodgers have won six.
In fact, the Kings have been a non-entity for so long that NBC Los Angeles confused the Kings with the team from Sacramento. During a newscast, anchor Chuck Henry introduced a story on the LA Kings with a logo for the basketball team the Sacramento Kings.
It's true, he did.
Can we please get this studio to animate the entire Kings Stanley Cup DVD? Don't more championship DVDs need Drew Doughty riding into the parade on a Pegasus while Darryl Sutter shoots sparkles from his eyes atop a magic polar bear?