Aurora Picture Show presents an hour-long selection of short films for the family as part of Popcorn Kids family series of screenings. These animated short films will not only please the kids of the house but also entertain mom and dad, too. Inspired by the animation of filmmaker PES, Aurora curator Mary Magsamen has pulled together a selection of animations that include a variety of artists.
PES is an artist who has earned global recognition for his innovative short films and unique approach to stop-motion animation. Often working with familiar foods, household items and found objects, PES has crafted some of the most memorable short films of recent years, including KaBoom!, Game Over and Western Spaghetti. His short film Fresh Guacamole was recently nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film. It is the shortest film ever nominated for an Oscar and will be screened as part of the program.