Film and TV

Five looks inside the Denver Animated Pixelshow

Denver's animation scene gets a turn in the limelight when the Denver Animated Pixelshow comes to the Bug Theatre Thursday night. More than two hours of locally made animated shorts will be screened, with most of the filmmakers on hand to talk about their work and answer questions. And you're going to have some questions, because some of these are weird. Maybe it's the influence of our pervasive medical marijuana industry, or maybe people who spend hundreds of hours painstakingly stitching together images into seamless animations are just a little on the odd side, but whatever the reason, there's some strange stuff going on here. That's not to say it isn't cool -- on the contrary, a lot of this is great in part because it's so off the wall.

To give you a taste, we chose five of the pieces from the show that highlight the variety of approaches in both style and subject matter. From Plato to GI Joe, these are a few of our favorite Denver animated things.

See also: - Event: Denver Animated Pixelshow - GI Joe Fest 2012 canceled! - Animation, epilepsy and all the things you can do with LEGOs

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Cory Casciato is a Denver-based writer with a passion for the geeky, from old science fiction movies to brand-new video games.
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