Finally, The Animation Show


Finally, the 2005 Animation Show is coming to Philadelphia. And by Philadelphia I mean the ‘burbs, but you have to take what you can get:

All shows are at 7 PM, and as far as I know, these theaters are accessible by SEPTA regional rail. The Animation Show is Mike Judge and Don Hertzfeldt’s continuation of various animated shorts festivals (e.g., Spike and Mike) and is a great way to see everything from “forgotten classics to the very latest in computer animation.” Usually there’s one horrible short, several pretty good pieces, and one or two outstanding pieces that make the trip worthwhile.

The website has the complete program and links to the individual animators.

UPDATE: The Animation Show was one of last week’s City Paper Screen Picks. Can’t wait until Wednesday night!

7 responses to “Finally, The Animation Show”

  1. Clair

    I hope the classics are Beavis and Butthead.

  2. Becky

    Clair, I believe that Mike Judge is one of the Beavis and Butthead people. I don’t know about the 2005 program, but he was definitely in the 2004 program, which available on DVD.

  3. Dave

    Wow. Did that outstanding conversation happen in the Starbucks in Wayne? I have a long-standing ban against the city of Wayne, PA, and that very Starbucks is one of the reasons why.

  4. Type E

    Mike Judge was both Beavis AND Butthead. He was also the manager in Office Space who insisted that Jennifer Anniston wear more flair. He is not, however, an actual judge.

  5. Becky

    Thanks for the clarification, Type E. Dave, the coffee shop conversation was not in Starbucks (though I’m curious to know the story of your fallout with Wayne and the role that Starbucks played).

  6. Clair

    Becky, the whole reason I mentioned Beavis & Butthead was because of Mike Judge (who also does King of the Hill).

    Type E, it is always good to work Office Space into the conversation. A true classic. How can you not love a movie with the line “WTF is PC Load Letter?”

  7. Mike

    Might have to check this out in Doylestown. Sounds like a good show!

    I still refuse to use the term barista.