(Robert Breer, 7 mins., color, 2000)
Whether pronounced ATOZ or A to Z this short, colorful animated piece uses rapidly morphing shapes to represent the various letters of the alphabet. Seemingly made with magic markers, the film presents an array of ideas, but never finds a solid structure. Particular letters receive more attention while others flash by too quickly with the maker not taking the time to explore any ideas or objects often associated with that particular letter. For the most part, the pace is lively and the subject matter is kept humorous, even perverse. Still, this feels like an animated segment from Sesame Street done for a slightly older audience, post-puberty. If this is irony than I quit.