Judge Brings Animation Show to Hollywood

Beavis & Butt-Head and King of the Hill creator Mike Judge and Academy Award-nominated animator Don Hertzfeldt (Rejected) are bringing their new traveling animated film fest to the historic Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. The American Cinematheque is hosting The Animation Show, which will hit the screen tomorrow (Friday) at 7:00 p.m. Schedules permitting, Judge and Hertzfeldt will be on hand for discussion afterward.

This is a second preview of the collection of acclaimed animated short films from around the world. In July, the show played at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, Texas but will officially kick off its first North American tour in New York City at the Lincoln Center Cinemas on September 4. It will then continue to travel to select cities throughout the fall.

The selection of films spans eight countries and features everything from forgotten classics (including a segment excerpted from legendary Disney animator Ward Kimball’s Mars & Beyond), to the very latest in computer animation. Also included are the recent Academy Award-nominees Mt. Head, Das Rad, Strange Invaders, and Fifty Percent Grey. In addition, Judge and Hertzfeld will premiere their own new works.

Each year, The Animation Show promises to put animated short films into more theaters than any other animation festival in American history. The aim is “to finally give these filmmakers the wide exposure their work deserves and to share these short masterpieces on the big screen, where they belong.”

Tour Dates:

August 15

Los Angeles, CA

American Cinematheque at The Egyptian Theatre

September 4

New York, NY

Lincoln Center, Walter Reed Cinema

September 4-7

Oklahoma City, OK

Oklahoma City Museum of Art

September 5-?

New York, NY

The Quad

September 5-11

Austin, TX

Alamo Drafthouse

September 12-25

San Francisco, CA


September 12-18

Norfolk, VA

Naro Cinema

September 19-25

San Rafael, CA

Rafael Film Center

September 19-25

Santa Cruz, CA


September 25

Seattle, WA

Seattle Art Museum

September 26-October 2

Seattle, WA


September 26- October 2

Portland, OR

Cinema 21

October 8-16

Minneapolis, MN

Oak Street

October 10-12

Cleveland, OH


October 10-16

Milwaukee, WI

Times Cinema

October 17-23

Chicago, IL

Gene Siskel Film Center

October 17-30

San Luis Obispo, CA

The Palm

October 22-29

Boulder, CO

U of Colorado

October 24-30

Santa Fe, NM

College of Santa Fe

October 24-30

Durham, NC

The Carolina Theatre

November 6-11

Ithaca, NY

Cornell University

November 14-16

Cambridge, MA

Brattle Theater