Returning to theaters across North America, the ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS will present 15 thought-provoking, poignant, and very funny animated shorts from around the world. In a year when the best and worst of human nature has been on constant display, the works in this year’s show remind us of both the universality of shared ideals, as well as the diverse challenges we face.

“Animation is such a flexible and open-ended medium that it lends itself to exploring the innumerable aspects of what it means to be human,” says founder and curator Ron Diamond. “And this year’s program, as much as any of our past presentations, really illuminates human strengths and foibles, and the bonds that unite us across cultures and generations.”

The show has a running time of 98 minutes and includes 15 films, four of which have qualified for Academy Award® consideration *. The complete lineup, in order of appearance, is:The Green Bird * – Maximilien Bougeois, Quentin Dubois,       Marine Goalard, Irina Nguyen, Pierre Perveyrie, France One Small Step * – Andrew Chesworth, Bobby Pontillas, U.S. Grands Canons –  Alain Biet, France Barry – Anchi Shen, U.S. Super Girl – Nancy Kangas, Josh Kun, U.S. Love Me, Fear Me – Veronica Solomon, Germany Business Meeting – Guy Charnaux, Brazil Flower Found! – Jorn Leeuwerink, The Netherlands Bullets – Nancy Kangas, Josh Kun, U.S. A Table Game – Nicolás Petelski, Spain Carlotta’s Face – Valentin Riedl, Frédéric Schuld, Germany Age of Sail * – John Kahrs, U.S. Polaris – Hikari Toriumi, U.S. My Moon – Eusong Lee, U.S. Weekends * – Trevor Jimenez, U.S.