The Animation Show (2003)



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Movie Info

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.
Animation , Comedy


Critic Reviews for The Animation Show

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (8)

About half of them aren't worth the effort that plainly went into them.

June 17, 2005
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

A dizzying array of visual treats.

Full Review… | June 3, 2005
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Animation fans, no matter their stylistic preference (computer-generated, claymation, old-school hand-drawn), will find much to sate their appetites in this collection of award-winning and critically acclaimed work.

February 17, 2005
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

An enjoyable collection of 19 animated shorts from around the world.

February 9, 2004
Washington Post
Top Critic

The Animation Show should attract many fans of its genre - and maybe even create a few new ones.

Full Review… | December 31, 2003
Seattle Times
Top Critic

The Animation Show has something for everyone. It just doesn't have the power to make everything equally enjoyable.

Full Review… | December 13, 2003
Boston Globe
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Animation Show


I may just be biased as a fan of short animation, but this is a wonderful collection of awesome films! Sure I've seen some better ones, but these are still great!

Michael Wilson
Michael Wilson

One of the strangest and most random things to ever come out from animation... But it's absurdity and abstract sense of humor really makes the movie funny. It's made to look like a kid doodled on a bunch paper and drew whatever came to his mind. It's like a parody of the senseless children programs. LEAVE ALL LOGIC BEHIND AND JUST ENJOY THE CRAZINESS.

Anthony Paras
Anthony Paras

Bookended by three brilliantly hilarious Hertzfeldt scenes, the original theatrical release of this was an unparalleled event for animation of all varieties; giants Mike Judge and Don Hertzfeldt team up to show audiences the best that animation has to offer in sequences both classic and perhaps never before broadcast. Shamefully, the DVD version of this leaves out the two best sequences in the film proper.

Bryan Way
Bryan Way

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