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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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Storyline

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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Features Office Space (1991) See more »

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Brilliant and original!
18 November 2003 | by Valeyard-2See all my reviews

In a year of regurgitated ideas and mindless sequels, The Animation Show proves that there are still value left in the art of moving pictures. Don Hertzfeldt's simple yet excruciatingly genius segments hurdle you through a gaggle of shorts produced with love and thought. I was a bit surprised to see Mike Judge's contributions were small, but they are still welcome.

The excerpt from Ward Kimball's "Mars and Beyond" animated film proves how the Disney company could once produce, in just a few minutes, something that contained more ingenuity than an entire 2 hour animated Disney film today. I still haven't mentioned the thought provoking shorts Mt. Head or Ident. And I'm sure this doesn't give justice to some of the other animated segments that deserve credit in this wonderful anthology.

I beg of you all to see this collection while it is still in theaters so we may be blessed with a second volume come next year. Enjoy it while you can!


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