Monday, April 21, 2008
Animation Festival at Studio 35
On April 25th, Columbus, Ohio's very own Studio 35 will be one of two hosts (the other locale will be in Austin, Texas) to kick off of the 4th Annual Animation Show Tour. The Animation Show, a "showcase for the world's greatest independent animated short films" was started as an annual feature-length theatrical compilation of short films from around the world, exclusively curated by Mike Judge (Office Space, "Beavis and Butt-Head," "King of the Hill") and Academy Award nominated animator Don Hertzfeldt (Billy's Balloon, Rejected, The Meaning of Life). Launched in 2003, it is the first festival of animation created and produced with actual animators at the helm. A sister series of high quality Animation Show DVDs now supplement the theatrical tour with additional insights and brand new lineups of films - while the main Show remains a unique and unforgettable annual program that is usually gone forever once it is out of theaters. Every year the Show works diligently to put animated shorts into more theaters than any festival in American history: giving these filmmakers the wide exposure their work deserves and sharing their short masterpieces on the big screen, where they belong.