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  • Summary: A collection of the world's best animated short films, personally programmed by co-producers Mike Judge (Beavis and Butt-Head, King of the Hill, Office Space) and Academy Award nominated animator Don Hertzfeldt.
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. 89
    This second incarnation of the Mike Judge and Don Hertzfeldt-produced animation anthology is, if anything, even better than the first.
  2. 80
    If there's a theme to this group of films it's the richness of imagery gathered from a variety of forms including hand-drawn, computer-generated and hybrid work. Ink, pixels and clay are brought to life with equal parts darkness and light to evoke stories and moods that are anything but conventional.
  3. 80
    Animation fans, no matter their stylistic preference (computer-generated, claymation, old-school hand-drawn), will find much to sate their appetites in this collection of award-winning and critically acclaimed work. There’s not a dud in the bunch.
  4. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    75
    It's a mixed bag almost by definition. Yet the good is good indeed, making this show worth a look for devotees of the form.
  5. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    75
    The highlight of this package of 12 recent animated shorts from around the world is Australia's "Ward 13."
  6. 60
    Given the dearth of outlets for short, noncommercial animation, fans of the form shouldn't miss this collection.

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