From director, designer, and animator Elliot Lim comes an animated tribute to his “favorite show of all time,” HBO’s The Wire — a sentiment that he shares with Pres. Obama, countless critics, and many casual TV viewers. As much as the episodes themselves, fans fondly remember The Wire‘s opening credits, which functioned, Andrew Dignan once wrote, as short films that “distill each season’s themes, goals, and motifs.” The opening credits are what get the animated treatment in Lim’s video. Whether his video distills a particular set of themes, goals and motifs, I’m not yet sure. I’ll need to watch it a few more times and report back soon.
For more on The Wire and the Art of the Credit Sequence watch this 2012 video essay.
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