The Animation Show

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Renowned animators Mike Judge and Don Hertzfeldt present, The Animation Show, showcasing some of the world’s best short films. This 2-disc DVD set features 20 celebrated animated short films personally selected by Judge, himself an animation festival veteran, and Academy Award nominated* animator Hertzfeldt. Included in the collection are Academy Award nominees “The Cathedral”, “The Rocks” and “Mt. Head”, as well as Mike Judge’s own “Early Pencil Tests and Other Experim… More >>

The Animation Show

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  1. It is the WORST compilation of animation ever done, very far of what was produced in the last 10 years

    Dont buy it you will save your money

    I hope one day somebody will realese a real animation show as the one we can see at each year at SIGGRAPH which is really what the animation industry is doing


    Rating: 1 / 5

  2. Does nobody know how to make entertaining cartoons anymore? This collection was a rip-off of my hard-earned money. I bought it based upon the fact the Mike Judge was behind the selection process. If you like your animation cynical, depressing, and sadistic, then this collection is for you. Myself, I like to smile when I watch cartoons.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  3. I love animation, and I think Mike Judge is talented.

    What could possibly go wrong?

    This collection is an exercise in style overtaking talent. The box set is very nicely packaged, and the enclosed booklet is quite informative and well done; too bad the animation isn’t. There are a variety of short subjects presented here, a few of which (“Fireworks,” for instance) are mildly absorbing, but most are stultifyingly boring, while some are just in bad taste. I very much enjoyed seeing the early Mike Judge efforts, even though I had seen them elsewhere, but I don’t know what was going through the minds of Judge and Hertzfeldt when they selected most of these. Probably my least favorites of the bunch are from Adam Eliot (who won an Academy Award for “Harvie Krumpet”), who presents a totally un-amusing trilogy with a visual style I simply loathed, and four shorts from Corky Quakenbush, who apparently thinks the funniest concept in the whole world is mocking people with lisps. Words cannot describe how excremental I found his “Adventures of Ricardo” series to be.

    I am very generously giving this set two stars based solely on the multiplicity of animation styles and the written commentary presented here.
    Rating: 2 / 5

  4. Today, everyone wants a cartoon that is funny, they dont care how well drawn or animated it is. People with good taste in art will love this. If you expect funny, go buy Spongebob. (I love Don Herstfeldt)
    Rating: 5 / 5

  5. The boxed set of The Animation Show is a very elegant collection of animations derived from all sorts of methods used.There are some animations that are literally breath-taking by the use of hours taken into making every detail,and there’s some on here that make good stories and quite humorous.And then there’s a couple of the cartoons which are just pointless,they are just boring.This collection fondly reminds me of the popular show in the early 90’s called ‘Liquid Television’ which went along the same path of all sorts of wacky and creative animation shorts(whatever the reason is that MTV cancelled that show is beyond me).You’ll also find some shorts made by none other than Mike Judge,which are worth checking out:)
    Rating: 4 / 5

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