Shout Factory has released a second set of animated shorts from the Spike & Mike Festival archives, SPIKE & MIKE CUTTING EDGE CLASSICS.This is an outstanding collection of 18 independent shorts – not the “sick & twisted” variety, but interesting, entertaining films by the current crop of leading independent talents – including Adam Elliot, Patrick Smith and Marilyn Zornado. My favorites included in this set are STUBBLE TROUBLE (Calabash Studio), THE SNOWMAN (Lane Nakamura) and MONS THE CAT (Pjotr Sapegin)… this is great stuff – and if you’ve been putting off buying these short collections, this one is a great starter collection.Shout Factory wants to encourage BREW readers to take a chance and has offered us five copies to give away. I couldn’t resist the oppportunity to allow some of our readers a chance to get this dvd for free… so I guess I’ll have to create a contest to give everyone a chance. I’ll post a trivia question on Thursday (7/1) at (roughly) 9am Pacific time. First five correct answers will win the CUTTING EDGE CLASSICS dvd.