Lil Bub's Big Show

In the summer of 2011, Mike Bridavsky began posting pictures and videos of his peculiar cat on Tumblr. Once Reddit got a hold of it, an internet phenomenon was born.

Along with a feature length documentary by Vice and a recently released book, the cat known as Lil Bub now has her very own internet talk show. Directors Mark & Amanda approached us about giving the show the epic and eye-popping opening it deserved.

Good job, Bub.

Stylistically influenced by vintage sci-fi book covers and old children's encyclopedias, the opening tells the magical story of Lil Bub's journey to our humble planet. Topped off with a narration by the legendary Bill Kurtis, the result is perhaps the greatest show opening ever … for an internet talk show hosted by a cat.


Optimus Design

Lil's Bub's Special Special:

Art Direction, Design, & Animation: Mark Butchko
EP: Jon Desir

Lil Bub's Big Show:

Art Direction, Design, & Animation: Mark Butchko
EP: Jon Desir

3D Lead: Mark Walczak

3D Modeling: Mark Walczak, Patrick Coleman, Mark Butchko

Animation: Mark Butchko,  Jason Oberg, Mark Walczak

Color Correction: Donnie Bauer

Retouching: Patrick Coleman, Paul Rosckes


Producer: Katie Smith

Audio Mix: Marina Bacci

Music: Mark Pallman & Mike Bridavsky

Narration: Bill Kurtis