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The Animation Show (2003)

A collection of the best short, animated films from across the world curated by Mike Judge and Don Hertzfeldt.
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The Animation Show is an international collection of the world's best animated short films, programmed by co-producers Mike Judge and Don Hertzfeldt. The Show's annual goal is to bring animated shorts into more proper theaters than any other program in American history. This first year's lineup includes several international Academy Award nominees, rare material from Disney, never before seen animation from Hertzfeldt and Judge, and many other surprises. Written by Anonymous

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Animation | Comedy

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Rated R for some violent and sexual content | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese | German

Release Date:

18 July 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mike Judge and Don Hertzfeldt Present: The Animation Show See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,487, 7 September 2003

Gross USA:

$612,864

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$612,864
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Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Alternate Versions

The DVD version runs 102 minutes and omits the shorts "Rejected", "Strange Invaders", "Ident", "Vincent", and "Mars and Beyond", but adds the shorts "Moving Illustrations of Machines", "Aria", "Brother", "Cousin", "Uncle", and "Bathtime in Clerkenwell". See more »

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Superb!!
21 September 2003 | by ejs1caSee all my reviews

This is quite simply the strongest animation festival I've ever seen, and I've been attending them for over 30 years now! There is not one bad film in the lot, as opposed to your typical festival of animation, in which you're usually lucky to find a small handful of gems amid a bunch of junk.

The other animation festivals that are still around out there are either in the toilet or completely out of gas. Animation as a basic film medium really needs this kind of fresh show right now - if this is playing in your area, PLEASE go and support this kind of film-making!


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