The accessibility of different cultures through travel and technology has encouraged a focus on multilingual entertainment. Whether that means television shows that target immigrants or music that has a multicultural appeal, there are a myriad of ways that multilingual entertainment is expanding around the world. In many ways, however, it comes down to exposure and mass appeal.
Yet these examples of multilingual entertainment go beyond the traditional mediums of movies, television and radio. It also touches on viral videos, webisodes and blogs. The use of the Internet plays a huge part in this particular sector. It allows people tap into multilingual entertainment at any point. Of course, this has spurred a movement that bigger companies are latching onto in order to appeal to its audiences in a more relevant way.
From K-Pop Encyclopedias to Latina-Targeted Webisodes
Poignant Palestinian Films
'A Psychological State' Depicts a Palestinian Man Dealing With His Past
Secretive Dystopian Sci-Fi Films
The Sand Storm by Jason Wishnow Stars Chinese Artist Ai WeiWei
Educative K-Pop Encyclopedias
PSY's 'Wiki Korea' Teaches Korean Phrases to Tourists
Old Navy 'Stolen Styles' is a Telenova Geared at Hispanic Women
Third Culture Kids
Global Tots Speaking Mandarin Are Prototypes of the 21st Century Citizen
Augmented Reality Movies
'The Witness' from 13th Street Universal Puts You in the Movie
Internationalized Domain Names
Arabic Internet Addresses Activated, More Languages to Follow
Dancing Inmate Musicals
Prison Dancer is an Interactive Web Production Inspired by Cebu Convicts
Aging Child Cartoon Icons
Dora the Explorer Grows Up and Outrages Some Parents
1,500 Filipino Prisoners Re-enact Michael Jackson's "Thriller"
Cloned Kid Cartoon Icons
Mattel and Nick Add Tween “Dora the Explorer” Doll to Lineup