When asked how many films he watches every year in consideration for the Animation Show of Shows, Ron Diamond isn’t sure. “I know it’s more than 600. It’s probably less than 1,000,” he says casually, as if it could be typical for just about anyone to watch nearly a thousand animated shorts annually.
But it is typical for him, for which the world of animation is thankful. Since 1998, Diamond has been bringing the topnotch shorts of his yearly Animation Show of Shows to the attention of the American animation industry, including animators and execs at top studios like Pixar and DreamWorks, as well as more than 40 universities across the country.
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