Even though I'm glad this short film is in safe hands, I'm a little disapointed that the search ended so quickly. Toonheads was a lost media obsession for me a while ago, so much so that I went on a one-man search for anything related to the series. However, It proved too daunting for a single person, so I gave up.
This "Night of Independent Animation" episode aired in 1996, meaning it aired during the first incarnation of Toonheads, which lasted from 1992 to 1998. A complete episode list from this era is nonexistent, so there is no way of telling how many episodes aired during this time. There were also no credits, which makes finding any production crew impossible to do. Only the announcer, Don Kennedy, is identified.
Yeah, the first incarnation of Toonheads is balls-hard to find any info on..
To The Spirit Of A Fighter To Be The Best Of The Best There Can Only Be One Winner Your Destiny Is Out There... Now, Fight For The Future.
2. I went through all the stuff on his vimeo and it's not any of those, but I have reason to believe the name of the short is "I'll Be There". Looking at this: archive.li/ufb5B In a section talking about his US Healthcare ads, it says:
I'll Be There (1994) is a sober piece about a father writing to his son while stranded at an airport. The father reminisces about past family trips to US icons (Alamo, Grand Canyon). On one hand, I'll Be There is little more than a sappy reflection of the worst aspects of American marketing, yet within the context of Fierlinger's career the film is transformed into a deeply personal letter to an imagined father.
This is one of his only shorts that I can find absolutely no screenshots of, so I can't confirm. However, the short I'll Be There was shown at the 1996 Ottawa International Animation Festival, which is co-run by ASIFA: www.animationfestival.ca/archives/1996/ottawa96.html
Should the Wiki be edited to include the fact that the ToonHeads' "A Night of Independent Animation" was re-aired on October 20, 1996 and that "The Wire" video uploaded by Augenblick Studios on YouTube was from that re-airing?
October 20, 1996 was a Sunday though, so it could not have been the original air date (which was a Saturday).
Raising this here since I don't have an account on the Wiki.