PREVIEW: Sundance Animated Shorts

A scene from “Oh Willy…” by Marc James Roels and Emma De Swaef. Image Courtesy via New York

Looking for thought-provoking animation that goes beyond Bob’s Burgers and Adult Swim? The Sundance Animated Shorts program is a “diverse compendium of eight short films culled from past festival lineups” (Jeanette Catsoulis of The films vary in style, ranging from handmade drawing and painting to puppetry. But don’t assume that animation is substance-less juvenility. Many of the films explore heavy topics, such as death, bodily and psychological decline, as well as apocalyptic themes. It is sure to be a conversation starter and an eye dazzler of a night.

What: Sundance Animated Short Films

When: Two nights only – Sunday, February 1 at 4:30 and Tuesday, February 3 at 7

Where: Michigan Theater

How Much?: $12.80

And while you wait, watch the Sundance Animated Shorts trailer for a preview!