This weekend, I got to see Mike Judge ("King of the Hill") and Don Hertzfeldt ("Rejected") Present the 2nd Annual The Animation Show in Berkeley, CA.
It is a compilation show of ten animated shorts by artists from around the world. I really, really enjoyed it and highly recommend it to anyone who is a fan of animated short films.
Ralphie's sister and her fiancé do voices for Don Hertzfeldt's films. (If you have not seen 'Rejected' go see it right now.) This year Don released his newest one called 'The Meaning of Life'. It's hysterical. It's a departure from his other darker comedy pieces, but it's done quite well.
Other artists featured in the show are Bill Plympton ('Parking' and many MTV shorts) and Jennifer Drummond (animator on 'The Waking Life') to name two.
All of these shorts highlight years and years of artistry and hard work. Support this show if you happen to see it in the paper.