14 Animators Put Together Lovely, Heartwarming Tribute To Barack Obama’s Inspiring ‘Fired Up!’ Speech


14 artists from around the globe have come together to create an uplifting tribute that illustrates the origin of Barack Obama’s famed “Fired up, ready to go” chant.

“On a rainy day in June of 2007, President Obama found himself speaking to a subdued crowd in the tiny town of Greenwood, SC. He was exhausted, soaking wet, and beginning to doubt the whole campaign when a voice called out from the back, ‘Fired up, ready to go!’ The chant, started by one unassuming woman in a church hat, transformed the audience and went on to become a rallying cry in every corner of America.”

‘Fired Up’ was directed and produced by Dan Fipphen and Elyse Kelly. Animation directors include, in order of appearance: Emily Eckstein and Ege Alper; Alex Silver; Lynn Tomlinson; Jovanna Tosello; The Duke and The Duck; Amy Lee Ketchum; Juan Camilo Gonzalez; Musa Brooker; Miguel Jiron; Sara Spink; Lou Morton; Daniela Sherer.


[via Dan Fipphen]

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