18th Annual Animation Show of Shows


The Film


The ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOW returns for its second year in theaters with 13 charming family-friendly films. Highlights include Disney/Pixar’s ACADEMY AWARD® WINNING “Piper,” the latest in 360º storytelling in Google’s touching father-and daughter-journey the Oscar® nominated “PEARL” by Academy Award® winner Patrick Osborne and “About a Mother,” a new folktale with echoes of Shel Silverstein’s “The Giving Tree,” The show also features a late-night bonus of four provocative shorts exclusively for mature audiences.

This year’s show includes an expanded selection of fresh student films from leading animation schools in the U.S., Belgium, Canada, Korea and Russia. This is not surprising, since the most interesting and groundbreaking work is being done at these hotbeds of creativity.

Run time: 62 mins


The Artist

Acme Filmworks, Inc. was founded in 1990 by Ron Diamond to produce compelling artistic advertisements, music videos, short films, television programs and features by animators exploring unusual techniques and modes of storytelling. Acme's directorial roster is a who's who of international independent animation, including Michael Dudok De Wit, Bastien Dubois, Chris Hinton, Aleksandra Korejwo, Michal Socha, Raimund Krumme, Caroline Leaf, Yuval & Merav Nathan, Bill Plympton, Till Nowak, Diego Maclean, Gianluigi Toccafondo, Peter Chung, David Wasson and Wendy Tilby & Amanda Forbis.