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Beavis and Butt-Head, The Simpsons, Futurama, King of the Hill, The PJs. Soon enough, the only things on television will be cartoons and commercials. Those of us who would like nothing better and can’t wait until that glorious day have tonight’s 1999 Animation Festival Winners screening to tide us over. The program, hosted by the International Animated Film Association, showcases 26 acclaimed shorts, some of which have done double duty as commercials. There’s visually stunning computer-graphic work, like Blue Sky Studio’s Bunny, which won Best of Show, and some stuff that’s just damn funny (art and design majors: lighten up!), like Acme Filmworks’ Payback, in which a disgruntled motorist holds a tow-truck driver’s car for ransom. (Speaking of lightening up, how can you beat the Levi’s paratrooping condom as a spokesperson for World AIDS Day?) At 7 p.m. at Borders, 5333 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Free. (202) 686-8270. (Neil Drumming)