The Animation Show, Vol. 3
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Top Customer Reviews
When most people think of animation they think of Looney Tunes type comedies and kids entertainment. The cartoons that are featured on these DVDs will give those people an idea of how varied animated storytelling can get.
Now the "BUT" ...
This DVD, like Vol 1 & 2, removes a few shorts that were shown in the theatrical presentation and adds ones that weren't.
This DVD release does not include
"9" by Shane Acker
"Overtime" by Oury Atlan, Thibaut Berland and Damien Ferrie
"Eaux Forte (Tidal Wave)" by Remi Chaye
"Davey and Son of Goliath" by Corky Quackenbush
Shorts added to the DVD are:
"Astronauts" by Matthew Walker
"Carlitopolis" by Nieto
"One D" by Mike Grimshaw
"Tyger" by Guilherme Marcondes
"Learn Self Defense" by Chris Harding
"Abigail" by Tony Comely
"Shuteye Hotel" by Bill Plympton
While it's great that they added some new material to the package, it's frustrating that anything was cut out. This is especially frustrating because they cut one of my favorite films in the program, Shane Acker's "9". The good news is "9" is being developed as a feature length film being released in September of this year, so I'm sure the short will be found on the DVD?/Blu-Ray release next year.
Even without the 4 missing films this is a tremendous value for any animation fan. I'm looking forward to the release of vol 4 (which I missed seeing in a theater, and I hope that they're planning a vol 5 for this fall.
*Good video/sound quality.
*A very good collection of animated shorts from all over the world in different styles, moods, genres, and mediums. Each one is distinctive, artistic, and invoking in their own ways. They're all worthwhile watching.
The Bad Things
*Most shorts are not for kids due to language and violence (and some sexuality in "Dreams and Desires").
*The cover is a little misleading. There are no mutant lobsters or dive-bombing airplanes in any of the shorts (but it is an imaginative cover).
The Other Things
*Presented in fullscreen. Any widescreen shorts are letterboxed.
*Any shorts in a foreign language have English subtitles.
And here is the list of the short films themselves:
*Beavis and Butthead Introduction; it's short, dumb, and funny.
*"Rabbit," which appears to be a computer-animated film with no spoken words, but has words everywhere surrounding stuff. It's a funky style that's visually interesting. The story itself (about two kids who discover an idol that spawns jewels and stuff) is morbid and weird, but has a fairy-tale charm to it.
*"City Paradise," which appears to have real actors animated in weird ways. It's a funky artsy film that makes little sense, but is kind of slick. I couldn't even say what it's about; some Japanese lady moves to a big city and apparently swims to the core of the Earth.
*"Everything Will Be Okay," a bleak drama with stick figures, about a man who appears to have a neurological disorder and is about to die. Its long, but at times funny and emotional. Very strong themes about death.
*"Collision," which is just a very short burst of cool computer-generated stars and stuff.Read more ›
Leading the pack is Hertzfeld’s own “Everything Will Be OK”, the longest film in the program. In 17 minutes of mostly simple stick-figure animation, Hertzfeld takes the black comedy of death, and the sadness and lack of meaning of our day to day lives to make a film that will make you laugh, think, and even be moved. There are more ideas, laughs and emotion in this quarter of an hour than in the vast majority of full length features.
But there are plenty of highlights here, from the surreal fable ‘Rabbit’ that opens the program, eerily stealing imagery from ‘Dick and Jane’ readers to comment on greed, to the wonderfully goofy and funny abstractions of early computer games of “Game Over” that ends it. If you like creative and varied animation, this is well worth getting.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I wanted to watch this for quite some time so I decided to finally order it only to be extremely disappointed by the quality and animation choices on this volume. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Rigoberto Vega
The Animation Show is back and just as good as ever! The mix of work here, both in terms of animation style and tone of the content is extraordinary. Read morePublished on August 26, 2013 by Nathaniel Wayne
I enjoy the previous volumes better, but this one has the great amount of variety of the art of animation.Published on May 19, 2013 by Heather A. Soodak