“The best laid plans of mice and men go awry” - Robert Burns
"Animation Outlaws" released in the time of Covid and went straight to streaming. Like many others, my plans to have a theatrical release and tour with the film went awry. Not enough people have seen it!
You were in the film or you supported my journey in the making of this gem so I’am contacting you now to remind you to share the enthusiasm of what these two hippies from Riverside created. Tell your family, friends, co-workers, mail person, hair stylist and anybody who will watch that it is on Amazon Prime.
Conor Holt interviewed Spike and myself at Slamdance/Sundance 2019. Guillermo del Toro echos what Spike has been saying since the 1980’s - ‘animation is not a genre for kids. It’s a medium for art…” Please listen to Holt podcast called “One Week Only” and at 7:07 Spike says “animation is a true art form”
Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT SPIKE AND MIKE'S FESTIVAL OF ANIMATION
Animation Outlaws tells the story of the festival that changed animation as we know it. With interviews from your favorite animators behind Beavis and Butthead, Wallace and Gromit, Happy Tree Friends , and many more, we hear how Spike and Mike, two hippies, cultivated a one-of-a-kind festival that launched the careers of today’s animation legends. Animation Outlaws is a beautifully crafted documentary that shows stunning animation, while reminding us that no matter how weird we might be, there is always a place we belong. —Woodstock Film Festival
"Animation Outlaws is an artfully crafted love letter to underground animation, from the lurid and grotesque to the stunningly beautiful."
"The film does a fine job of showing how much these profitable tours meant to young filmmakers who otherwise had few outlets for their films."
"A dizzying mix of talking heads and eye-candy toon clips enliven this whirlwind history of Spike & Mike's Festival of Animation."