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  • Format: Animated, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Shout Factory
  • DVD Release Date: May 25, 2004
  • Run Time: 84 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B0001OGVOY
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #199,291 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Spike & Mike’s Cutting Edge Classics: Favorites From The Classic Festival Of Animation is an amazing collection of audacious, wildly original animated shorts from the world’s most promising animators. Each work is a stunning blend of comedy and pathos, challenging the boundaries of both genre and form. These groundbreaking shorts raise the bar for all animated films to follow.

• While the wildly popular Sick & Twisted series (Full Frontal and Unprotected!) contains material for adults only, this collection is appropriate for a wider audience, albeit not children. The content is mild and the focus is on the art of the animation. • This is the first "Best Of" DVD issue of the Classic Animation festival, featuring top international and local animation.

Contents:
1. An Old Story (1:20) Zohar Shahar
2. Brother (8:00) Adam Elliot—2000
Australian Film Critics Award for Best Australian Short Film 3. Drink (4:30) Patrick Smith
4. Hello, Dolly (3:00) Mariko Hoshi—2000
Winner of the Special Jury Prize— Leonard Prix 2000 (Parma, Italy)
5. Iddy Biddy Beat Boy (4:30) Mo Willems
6. Insect Poetry (6:00) Marilyn Zornado
7. Little Milosh (3:30) Jakub Pistecky—Best
Canadian Film at the Student Animation Festival of Ottawa
8. Pigeon and the Onion Pie (3:30)
Wholesome Products 9. Snowman (5:00) Lane Nakamura
10. Cane Toad (3:55) David Clayton and Andrew Silke 11. Maakies (4 titles) (4:00) Tony Millionaire
a. Drinkie Crow Gets A Job
b. Uncle Gabbie Sees Some Rats

c. Tar Trap
d. Uncle Gabbie and Drinkie Crow On Vacation 12. One Day A Man Bought A House (7:00)
Pjotr Sapegin 13. Mons The Cat (5:30) Pjotr Sapegin
14. Stubble Trouble (4:00) Calabash Animation
15. It’s My Life (3:20) Natalia Berezovaya
16. Balance (7:40) Christophe and Wolfgang
Lauenstein (1989 Academy Award winner) for Best Animated Short
17. Ropedancers (8:00) Raimund Krumme
18. Semper Idem (8:00) Joachim Bode

Customer Reviews

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By kitten meyer on June 30, 2004
Spike and Mike scrape the barrel again to re-release another old collection of rehashed animated shorts on DVD, with minimal extras and unrestored VHS picture and sound quality.
There's very little rhyme or reason as to the selection process behind such a random compilation. Aside from a couple Internet cartoons that you could just watch online for free, everything else here has been previously available on other, superior collections. All I can guess is they had some old film licenses lying around that were close to expiring and they wanted more of your money.
I have to sadly agree with the other reviewers here, that Spike and Mike is truly dead. Pick up the "Animation Show" instead, or if you can still find them, the old out-of-print "Tournee" animation collections.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 27, 2004
I think the point of this collection is that it collects classic shorts from the past 15 year that were on the cutting edge at the time of their release. That's why they're classics. Looked at that way, there is a ton of great material here. My favorite is Rope Dancers, which is really trippy--almost like what Escher would have done if he had worked in animation. There are plenty of other great clips here, as well. If you're new to animation, this is a great starting point, and if you've scene it all before, then this DVD is a fantastic set of highlights.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By R. Jurosik on June 18, 2004
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When I first wrote my review for this disc, I panned it. Recently, I've given it another go, and I have to say that this isn't such a bad little compilation after all. I still don't have too much interest in the blood-guts-and-butts humor of "An Old Story," "Maakies" or "Cane Toad," but the disc also includes some fascinating work like Patrick Smith's "Drink," Mo Willems' "Iddy Biddy Beat Boy," Pjtor Sapegin's "One Day a Man Bought a House," and Raimund Krumme's "Ropedancers." "Stubble Trouble" is quick and humorous, and with The World's Best Animation DVD out of print, it's nice to see the German film "Balance" available for a new generation of artists.

So, Spike and Mike, I take back some of what I said before. While I still prefer your previous release, "Spike and Mike's Classic Festival of Animation," I appreciate the effort in putting some very unique animations on one very affordable disc. Here's looking forward to an even better compilation in the future!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Delta V on August 24, 2008
It's low brow. That being said, I LIKE IT! My favorite was Maakies on the "Full Frontal" Spike and Mike DVD. With most of the shorts the point is there's no point. What you might appreciate is the attitude behind the shorts. (Short films.) In this case it's a compilation of the more popular independent animation efforts collected together based on popularity. Tony Millionaire has his own thing going with Maakies and with tongue planted firmly in cheek he makes the innocently funny and fatalistic Crow just great fun to watch. Is it a metaphorical commentary on society at large? You be the judge.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By "spooky94538" on April 17, 2004
What is "cutting edge" about animated shorts over 10 years old and internet cartoons we've all seen before? I keep hoping for Spike and Mike to release just one good DVD, but from the looks of it, it probably won't ever happen.
While the quality of the cartoons here are a step up from their usual bathroom humor, all of them are pulled from previous video tape and DVD volumes. There's not a single piece that even a casual fan has not seen a million times before.. have they given up on finding new material? Out of money? Too out of touch? I used to be a big fan of this stuff, but these guys have been out of steam for years.
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