Back in 2003 there was a fantastic traveling festival created by Don Hertzfeldt and Mike Judge called “The Animation Show.” I came across their second DVD collection of shorts and enjoyed them all, but one particular standout called “Pan With Us” gave me goosebumps all over and quickly became an obsession. I used to share it via scratched up DVD with almost every visitor who made their way to my house until the disc wouldn’t play anymore.
I’m very excited to finally be able to share a high quality version of the film–until last year it had not made it’s way onto the internet and was only viewable via old Animation Show DVDs. Not only is it now available, but it has been uploaded by Mr. Russo in a much higher quality than the original home release. So here at last in all it’s glorious glory is “Pan With Us.”
This short definitely deserves a bigger online audience, so if you like it please share it like wildfire!