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Wednesday, October 22

Taking the leap: Helander Dance Theater crosses 
artistic disciplines in What's Next?, beginning 
Friday at Boulder's Dairy Center for the Arts.
Taking the leap: Helander Dance Theater crosses artistic disciplines in What's Next?, beginning Friday at Boulder's Dairy Center for the Arts.

Some of the world's best animated shorts, old and new, come together in The Animation Show, a collection hand-selected by Beavis and Butt-head and King of the Hill mastermind Mike Judge and Academy Award-nominated animator Don Hertzfeldt. The toons will be shown today in Muenzinger Auditorium, on the CU-Boulder campus, as part of the school's International Film Series. Included works span the scope of animation techniques, ranging from an excerpt from Disney's Mars and Beyond, animated by the legendary Ward Kimball in the late '50s, to new digital 3-D films from Poland and Ireland; Judge and Hertzfeldt both have films in the mix, as well. In addition, Hertzfeldt appears in person, along with voice actor Rob May, at tonight's 8 p.m. screening (admission, $5 to $7); the run then continues nightly at 7 and 9 p.m. through October 26 ($3 to $4). Call 303-492-1531 or log on to www.internationalfilmseries.com; for more about touring films, log on to www.animationshow.com.

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