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Welcome to the Show/Intermission in the Third Dimension/The End of the Show (2003)

A "trilogy" of surreal and funny cartoons, produced exclusively to book-end the first year of The Animation Show's travelling theatrical tour.

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Don Hertzfeldt

Writer:

Don Hertzfeldt
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Cast

Credited cast:
Don Hertzfeldt ... Fluffy Thing #2 (voice)
Robert May Robert May ... Fluffy Thing #1 (voice)
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A "trilogy" of surreal and funny cartoons, produced exclusively to book-end the first year of The Animation Show's travelling theatrical tour.

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Unrated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 July 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Добро пожаловать на шоу/Перерыв в третьем измерении/Конец шоу See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Barbara, California, USA

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Production Co:

Bitter Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Fluffy Thing #1: Well, that's the end of the show. And I hope that we've all learned a little something about the facinating world of animation today. We can now think of it a little differently. An animated film is just not a random series of mindless, self-indulgent, violent cartoon images, meant only to be enjoyed by young children and people with mental handicaps, but is a serious, valid art and medium, all into itself in which the artist is free to explore the purity of the film medium, down to each and ...
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A Humorous Explanation Of Animation
28 August 2008 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

I really liked this: stick figures explaining to us - and themselves - what animation is, and some of things it can do.....both good and bad. Hey, as they say in here, anything can happen in animation......even those beloved Innocent stick figures can be set on fire. (Yes, the writers here are sick people.) "Welcome To The Show" also parodies those introductions you see at the movie heather about "no smoking" and patronizing the place to buy popcorn and candy. The stick figures dancing to the tune "Let's All Go To The Lobby" can't help but make you laugh.

The second part of this trilogy, "Intermission In The Third Dimension" has its humor, too, and I enjoyed the subtle stuff, such as graphics stating "not all theaters offer 3-D glasses" after the two high-pitched cloud-figures-with stick arms and legs asked, "Do you all have your 3-D Glasses on?" Then one of the "guys" walks back and forward, in case we do have the glasses. The explanation of the meaning of the "third dimension" is pretty stupid and the sight gags from there are very lame.

"End Of The Show" is the finale of "The Animated Show" DVD. I like the speech one of cloud-guys gives about the serious business of animated art and how it isn't just mindless violence for kids and "mentally handicapped" people. (Their words, not mine.)

Of course, after that speech we see nothing but violence and death!


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