The Fourth edition of The Animation Show, the hip collection of contemporary shorts curated by Mike Judge makes it Los Angeles debut at the Nuart theater today.(Judge’s former partner in crime Mike Hertzfeldt is no longer part of the picture.) Following in the footsteps of the beloved Spike and Mike showcases of yesteryear, this latest anthology includes over 20 shorts, all of which use different styles and methods of animation to serve up their offbeat narratives.
Among this year’s many memorable offerings: Bill Plympton’s Guide Dog, PES’s Western Spaghetti, Billy Collins’ Forgetfulness, Smith and Foulkes’ This Way Up, George Schwizwebel’s Jeu, Steve Dildarian’s Angry Unpaid Hooker, Matthew Walker’s Operator and Dave Walker’s Psycho Town.
To find out where the Show will pop up in your neck of the woods, visit www.animationshow.com.
(By the way, the fourth edition’s awesome new poster was created by Portland-based illustrator Jimmy Pickering. You can find lots of his amazing artwork at www.jimmypickering.com.)