Air New Zealand video is online hit

3rd Jul 2012

The latest on-board safety video from Air New Zealand has become a YouTube sensation, with more than one million views in a week.

Featuring hand-drawn sketches of Modern Family actor Ed O'Neill and New Zealand-born actress Melanie Lynskey, as well as US President Barack Obama, the safety video has attracted the interest of international media such as Perez Hilton and the Sydney Morning Herald.

O'Neil and Lynskey also provided the voice behind the viral YouTube sensation.

Air New Zealand spokesman Mike Tod said the video had attracted such attention due to its 'celebrity spotting nature'.

"Inviting viewers to name five of the celebrities who appear in the video to be in to win an around-the-world-trip for two has captured the imagination of a global audience and encouraged them to share it - creating an amazing viral effect in just seven days."

The video is the latest in a string of viral safety videos released online by Air New Zealand, which have been watched more than 20 million times overall.

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