Out of all the airlines I've been on, South African Airways (SAA) have the best inflight safety video I've ever seen... (B747 / A340)
The inflight video is comical and very humerous, and gets to the point in a very friendly (and funny way).
The whole presentation was 'acted' by cartoon drawn characters set in a 3D background (not by 3D models or real people as in other airlines). Every character has their own sense of 'personality' within them, and very humourous, and you are able to see that when you watch the video.
The way safety demonstrations are described are very original: e.g. the part about putting your carry on luggage in overhead compartments, there was a man who took his time putting in his luggage and other passengers "steaming" behind him as they can't get past. Also - when he tried to take out the luggage in flight, a whole lot of luggage fell on top of him and later, he rised out in bandages - the message that one should handle with care as luggage might have shifted during the flight.
The part about smoking was very well performed when the plump man was caught with tons of smoke in the washroom, waving all the smoke away, and looking very innocent (with a non smoking sign on the side of the screen, with the narrator: smoke detectors are fitted in lavatories... etc)
Other characters include a baby in oversized pampers who can walk (looks like that guy from the warner brothers), an old lady doing the knitting, etc. (Of course - these are all cartoon drawn characters).
It was so good that, in fact - the passenger sitting next to me said that it was her first time that she actually PAID ATTENTION to the whole video. Many other passengers also agreeed and got 'glued' on to the screen. Personally I absolutely enjoyed the video, unlike most of the other airlines it feels that you are being sold something. Most of the scenes were very 'down to earth' - scenes depicted the discomforts of flying an airplane (wait time, turbulence, tightness, etc), not like other airlines where they try to illude you that you are comfortable. The 'discomforts' were cleverly played upon using humour, comforting the passenger and attracting their attention.
Also to mention that SAA has very friendly customer service too!!!
So again - if anyone knows where to download videos, pls tell me! Any other videos anyone can share? Or do most people just 'sleep' through it?