Join the Boston Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Jun 15th at 7:25pm for The Animation Show 4 at the Kendall Square Cinema . Look for Dan wearing a nametag in the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.
The Animation Show is back with an all-new collection of incredible independent animation! This year Mike Judge has gathered together over two dozen of his favorite funny short films from around the world. It’s a groundbreaking program of eye-popping adult animation from tomorrow’s next great animators. This isnÂ’t a dirty Â“adults onlyÂ” animation show but the program does skew towards a mature audience with some explicit language and adult subject matter. This year The Animation Show has commissioned some truly amazing new work from four incredible artists. Kicking things off is the uber-talented Joel Trussell with an epic viking Animation Show Intro. Australian animator Dave Carter debuts three new commissioned shorts with the hilarious Â“Psychotown.Â” Dave continues his collaboration with the comedy team The Nice Guys for a blend of cut out and stop-motion animation. Also featured is stop-motion superstar PES, who has been an Animation Show regular the last two tours and returns this year with the instructional cooking treat Â“Western Spaghetti.Â” This is PESÂ’s most complex film to date and an instant classic! The program also features the first commissioned short film from the commercial design team Smith and Foulkes (known for their award-winning commercial spots for Coke and Motorola) with the CG tale Â“This Way Up.Â” The piece centers around two undertakers working hard to lay the dead to rest. Like past tours this new program is packed with festival favorites and premieres. This year The Animation Show is the first to theatrically share the work of Steve Dildarian (new HBO series “The Life and Times of Tim” debuting in September). Another highlight is a collection of films never seen in the U.S. from the prestigious French animation college Gobelins, featuring the shorts Â“Burning Safari,Â” Â“Cocotte Minute,Â” Â“VoodooÂ” and Â“Blind Spot.Â” Returning this year are animation greats Bill Plympton with the premiere of Â“Hot Dog,Â” Corky Quakenbush with the irreverent Â“YompiÂ” and Georges SchizgebelÂ’s gorgeous Â“Jeu”!