Judge and Hertzfeld Launch Touring Animation Show
by Eugene Hernandez
Mike Judge, creator of "Beavis & Butthead" and "King of the Hill," and Oscar nominated animator Don Hertzfeldt have partnered to launch "The Animation Show," a touring collection of acclaimed animated shorts from around the world. The tour, which will kick-off at Lincoln Center in New York in early September was previewed for a select audience on Friday night in Los Angeles at the American Cinematheque, following a two-day run at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin last month.
In addition to screening a selection of new and classic works from eight countries, tour programmers Judge and Hertzfeld will debut their own new work. Highlights of the selections include segments of famed Disney animator Ward Kimball's "Mars & Beyond" from 1957, as well as a number of Oscar nominees, including Tomek Baginski's "The Cathedral" from Poland, Koji Yamamura's "Mr. Head" from Japan, Chris Stenner, Arvid Uibel, and Heidi Wittlinger's "Das Rad" (The Rocks) from Germany, Cordell Baker's "Strange Invaders" from Canada, Ruairi Robinson's "Fifty Percent Grey" from Ireland, and Don Hertzfeld's "Rejected."
After launching at the Walter Reade Theater in New York on August 4th (including an anticipated run at the Quad in NYC) , the tour will be in Oklahoma City for three days (September 4 - 7). The program will also return to Austin for a one-week run at the Alamo Drafthouse (September 5 - 11), and then screen in San Francisco at The Castro for two weeks (September 12 - 25), followed by screenings in Norfolk, VA, San Rafael, CA, Santa Cruz, CA, Seattle, Portland, Minneapolis, Cleveland, Milwaukee, Chicago, San Luis Obispo, CA, Boulder, CO, Santa Fe, Durham, Ithaca, and Cambridge, MA. The tour is expected to run through November.
[For more information, please visit: http://www.theanimationshow.com.]