THE 24TH INTERNATIONAL TOURNEE OF ANIMATION surveys 14 animated short films produced in 1992 and 1993, primarily in the US and England, by a mix of animation professionals--some quite well-known--and independent filmmakers, including students. An uneven blend of lightweight one-joke
pieces with more ponderous abstract works, this package is typical of recent animation festivals in its emphasis of style over content. In order of presentation, the shorts are:
GET A HAIRCUT (Mike Smith/EMI Records, US). Harking back to the '60s, frenzied cartoon imagery propels a music video about a young man hounded by parents and authority figures to "get a haircut and get a re...