Air NZ recruits Hollywood stars for new safety video
Air New Zealand is well-known for its unique and entertaining safety videos – from crazy french squirrels to crew wearing little more than skin paint, the airline really does try to keep passengers entertained during a typically boring part of the journey. Air New Zealand’s previous videos have attracted as many as 20 million views on Youtube so I was keen to check it out.
The carrier is utilising the services of top Hollywood starts Ed O’Neil (from Modern Family) and actress Melanie Lynskey (from Two and a Half Men) in its most recent flight briefing video due to be aired from July onwards:
Unbeknown to this author, Melanie Lynskey is actually New Zealander from the small town of New Plymouth, so it’s great to have her appear in the airline’s material.
The cartoon style video also features a swathe of other celebrities such as the Queen, Snoop Dogg, US Preisdent Barack Obama and NZ news icon Paul Henry, though they do not have speaking or cameo roles; rather they appear in cartoon form in the video.
Air New Zealand is also launching a competition where viewers can try to identify the many famous faces in the video – those who see more than five celebrities will go in the draw to win a trip around the world.
What do you think? Is this up to the standard of previous Air New Zealand safety videos?