The Animation Show is back with a new collection of independent adult animation. Festival organizer Mike Judge (creator and executive producer of the cable series Beavis and Butthead) has gathered together over two dozen short films from around the world. The festival kicks off with Joel Trussell's “War Photographer”. Australian animator Dave Carter debuts three new commissioned shorts with Psychotown. Also featured is stop-motion PES who has been an Animation Show regular the last two tours and returns this year with the instructional cooking treat Western Spaghetti. The show has commissioned a short film from the commercial design team Smith and Foulkes with the CG tale This Way Up. The piece centers around two undertakers working hard to lay the dead to rest.
Like past tours this new program is packed with festival favorites and premieres. This year we're proud to be the first to theatrically share the work of Steve Dildarian (New HBO series The Life and Times of Tim debuting in September). Another highlight is the collection of films never seen in the US from the prestigious French animation college Gobelins featuring the shorts Burning Safari, Cocotte Minute, Voodoo and Blind Spot. Returning this year are animation greats Bill Plympton with the premiere of Hot Dog, Corky Quakenbush with Yompi and Georges Schizgebel’s Jeu.
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