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|The Animation Show Vol 3|
Genres: Comedy, Television, Animation
Mike Judge and Don Hertzfeldt have returned with another collection of incredible animated short films! This program brings together the best work from The Animation Show?s 2007 theatrical program and additional groundbrea... more »
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AMP | Somewhere on Earth | 10/05/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The Good Things
*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.
*"Astronauts," a funny computer-generated film about stupid astronauts.
*"Carlitopolis," is a French film that shows a live actor experimenting with a seemingly live rat (which has been animated to show cartoonish effects). It's pretty neat.
*"No Room for Gerold," is like a German soap opera, only the people have animal heads.
*"Guide Dog," probably my favorite, a cute little film about a dog desperately trying to serve his masters.
*"One D," a funny computer-animated film about a world in the first dimention.
*"Tyger," a funky combination of CGI and shadow puppets. It's artistic and cool. Based on a poem, it shows a gigantic tiger moving through a city, turning everything into a jungle.
*"Versus," a French CGI film about two groups of samurai trying to wipe each other out in very funny ways.
*"Learn Self Defense," a hilarious lesson in how to fight.
*"Abigail," is a strange but artistic short. It depicts a crashing plane with crazy people inside.
*"Shuteye Hotel," is a combination of rough sketchy drawing and CGI. It's a film-noir thriller about people who die at a hotel.
*"Dreams and Desires," a very rough sketchy cartoon about a woman trying to film a wedding.
*"Game Over," an awesome stop-motion animated diddy showing old-fashioned computer games (like Pac-Man or Centipede) using various objects and shapes.
As a fan of any form of animation, I was pleased with this collection. It made me laugh and cry. I'd gladly reccomend it to anybody looking for good artistic shorts."