I Love You, America with Sarah Silverman
Tasked to make bright and bold title sequence that tapped in to the essence of Sarah’s show, I created a short story where the United States is personified as a gigantic galactic toddler. The baby is made up of millions of hopes, dreams and aspirations - and although big and powerful, it is, like us, learning and growing. As it angrily searches for its heart, it leaves a big mess in its wake. Ultimately when the people come together to love and nature it, the heart is returned and all is well for another day.
It serves colourful homage to the uplifting sentiment of unity.
The sequence blurs the line between 2D and 3D animation, combining analog and digital techniques. The vast and varied environments of the United States are simplified into boxy, tactile shapes, which the baby topples down like building blocks. The characters too are like toys - chunky, colourful and cute.
Full credits can be seen here.