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Judge, Hertzfeldt Launch Animation Fest
Look out Spike and Mike! There’s a new traveling animation road show coming to a city near you and the organizers are none other than Beavis & Butt-Head and King of the Hill creator Mike Judge and Academy Award-nominated animator Don Hertzfeldt (Rejected).
Dubbed “The Animation Show,” the collection of acclaimed animated short films from around the world will 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.
Previews of the festival will take place in Austin, Texas at the Drafthouse Theatre on July 18 and 19, and Los Angeles at the Egyptian Theatre on August 15.
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.”
Los Angeles, CA
American Cinematheque at The Egyptian Theatre
New York, NY
Lincoln Center, Walter Reed Cinema
Oklahoma City, OK
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
New York, NY
San Francisco, CA
San Rafael, CA
Rafael Film Center
Santa Cruz, CA
Seattle Art Museum
September 26-October 2
September 26- October 2
Gene Siskel Film Center
San Luis Obispo, CA
U of Colorado
Santa Fe, NM
College of Santa Fe
The Carolina Theatre