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FREE Summer Cinema
Animated Nights

The 19th Annual Animation Show of Shows

(2018/2019 Films)

Fri, Jul 6
8:30 PM
Friday nights under the stars! Bring blankets and a low-backed chair, a picnic and your friends!
(Note: No Wednesday screening at UCSB Campbell Hall due to July 4 holiday)

For nearly 20 years, the Animation Show of Shows has selected the best in animated short films from the world’s most renowned animation festivals and presented these new and innovative short films to audiences around the world. This year’s lineup offers a wealth of humor, insight and profundity with 16 exceptional and inspiring animated shorts. The selections represents the work of artists from eight countries, including nine women. Highlights include a newly-restored 50-year-old short “Hangman,” and “Dear Basketball,” the Academy Award-winning short by Disney veteran Glen Keane, based on a poem by former Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant. Funny, moving, engaging and thought-provoking, the Animation Show of Shows not only has something for everyone, but also is a remarkable and insightful microcosm of our world. Introduced by producer and curator Ron Diamond, in person. (16 animated shorts, 93 minutes. May include adult content.)

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Films at UCSB presented with support from UCSB Summer Cultural & Enrichment Program and the Freshman Summer Start Program

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