The Fine Art of Explaining Sports

Nobody explains sports like animator/director/writer Fraser Davidson and the crew at Cub Studios in London. The breezy wit and rant-like pacing keep your interest even through the most arcane details while the vibrant palette and playful art direction help expand the visual appeal beyond hardcore sports fans.

Their latest piece, a demystification of cricket, builds on their body of football work completed for ESPN, and a now-classic mini-masterwork based on Bill Maher’s essay “Irritable Bowl Syndrome.”

Audio on all clips by Morgan Samuel.

ESPN Cricket World Cup

ESPN College Football Playoffs

A Guide To American Football for Liberals, Ladies & Limeys.

Bill Maher “Irritable Bowl Syndrome.”