Gentleman Scholar’s amazing animated short celebrates the 2018 World Cup.

In honor of the 2018 World Cup, Gentleman Scholar has created an animated tribute, celebrating a handful of different players and their nations. Describing their inspiration for this passion project, the company’s principals explain: “We dedicate this piece not just to the event itself, but also to the unifying nature of this sport in general. A perfect reminder that we are one world brought together to witness the spectacle of first-class soccer playing.”

Below the video, you can find some stills and full credits at the end of the post. To learn more about this creative production company, please visit their website.

World Cup 2018 animation by Gentleman Scholar.
World Cup 2018 animation by Gentleman Scholar.

Design and Animation: Gentleman Scholar
Creative Directors: William Campbell, Will Johnson & Chace Hartman
Executive Producers: Jo Arghiris & Christina Roldan
Heads of Production: Tyler Locke & Ryan McLaughlin
Art Directors: Macauley Johnson & Chris Finn
CG Supervisor: Tim Hayward
Coordinator: Kev Jones
Designers: Juan Carlos Cuadra, Cristina Barna, Cam Floyd, Hana Eunjin Yean, Trish Janovic, Jina Kwon, Mike Tavarez, Vin Kim, Ana Chang
2D Animators: Kenny Kerut
Cel Animators: Laura Yilmaz, Matt Everton, Lyuben Dimitrov, Cristina Barna, Jina Kwon
3D Animator: James Lane
3D Generalist: Allan Bernardo
Model, Texture Artist: Jacques Clement
Music & Sound Design: Jason Webb

Any footage © by Gentleman Scholar.