The Animation Show____________________________ August 18th, 2003 - monday___



Over the weekend, I went out and caught an early screening of The Animation Show, a short film program featuring the work of Don Hertzfeldt and Mike Judge among others. You can find out when this program will play in a city near you by following this link. With the exception of a couple of short films, the line-up was incredibly strong, ranging from the quiet and introspective to the side-splittingly hilarious. The highlight of the evening's program was Hertzfeldt's new material, produced especially for The Animation Show. I nearly suffered a heart attack from laughing so hard. Good stuff.

By supporting this show, you'll also be helping the independent arts community at large. It is the intention of the organizers to create a viable means through which animators can make a decent amount of dough producing short films, rather than having to find the big money to do animated features. If this succeeds, we may be seeing a more varied selection of works produced on a regular basis with much less financial pressure on the independent animator. I think this is a wonderful idea, and hope that The Animation Show is a great success. Apart from all that, it's wonderful, intelligent, entertainment. Go and see for yourself.




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