Animated Infographics on a Sobering Topic

It’s a Wednesday morning in the middle of what’s turning out to be a very busy, exhausting summer, so who couldn’t use a bit of flashy bit of infographic animation at times like these? Unfortunately, while we’re correct to use “flashy” and a derivation of “animated,” the material itself isn’t all that uplifting. It’s a trailer/commercial for the upcoming documentary by Inconvenient Truth filmmaker David Guggenheim called Waiting for Superman, about the educational system in the U.S. Created by the firm Buck, it runs through some troubling statistics and ends with a call to arms to go see the film when it comes out this fall. So come for the nifty motion graphics, but stay for the message. Here goes: