The Shout! Factory released on May 25, 2004, SPIKE & MIKE'S CUTTING EDGE CLASSICS: FAVORITES FROM THE CLASSIC FESTIVAL OF ANIMATION, an audacious collection of wildly original animated shorts on DVD from animators around the world. The shorts offer a variety of styles, blending comedy and pathos, challenging the boundaries of both genre and form. The 17 selections feature Adam Elliots BROTHER, a moving yet visually deceptive epitaph, and Patrick Smiths DRINK, a savagely comic take on identity.
Other creative voices spike and Mike have included are Zohar Shahar, Mariko Hosi, Mo Willems, Marilyn Zornado, Jakub Pistecky, Lane Nakamura, David Layton, Andrew Silke, Maakies, Pjotr Sapegin, Wofgang Laurenstin, Raimund Krumme and Joachim Bode. The DVD retails for $19.98, check out www.shoutfactory.com.