I love Don Hertzfeldt.
From his brilliant shorts like “rejected” and “Billy’s Balloon” to the roadshow he did with Mike Judge, and the feature It’s Such a Beautiful Day, which I loved so much I named it my #1 film of 2012 (much to the chagrin of readers who wanted a more obvious pick), this guy consistently rules.
He’s working on another feature with some actual money behind it, but in the meantime there’s a 14-minute short coming in March entitled “World of Tomorrow.” He has just released the first look.
As the Oscars will undoubtedly prove, American perceptions of animation have to be dragged kicking and screaming out of a simplistic comfort zone. From the depths of his soul, Don screams back. And that’s just one of many reasons why his voice and his stick figures matter.
WORLD OF TOMORROW : Teaser trailer from don hertzfeldt on Vimeo.