Bill Plympton is a fiercely independent animator. After a string of highly successful short films (“One of Those Days,”
“How to Kiss,” “25 Ways to Quit Smoking,” and “Plymptoons”), he began
thinking about making a feature film. His shorts were winning prizes
like crazy and he wanted a new challenge – and, as he puts it, “I’d
wanted to make a full-length movie ever since I was a kid.”
What came to be called THE TUNE was financed entirely by the
animator himself. Sections of the feature were released as short films
to help generate funds for production. After personally drawing and coloring 30,000 cels for THE TUNE, Plympton moved to live-action. J. LYLE,
his first live-action feature, is a wacky, surreal comedy about a
sleazy lawyer who meets a magical talking dog that changes his life. Plympton’s second live-action feature, GUNS ON THE CLACKAMAS, a behind-the-scenes look at an imaginary disastrous Western, was shot in Oregon and New York. In 1998, Bill returned to animation with I MARRIED A STRANGE PERSON.
It’s a heartwarming story of a newlywed couple on their wedding night.
Grant, the husband, starts experiencing strange, supernatural powers and
Kerry, his wife, can’t cope.
Bill recently completed HITLER’S FOLLY, a mock-umentary about Adolf Hitler’s love of animation. He’s directing and drawing another film called REVENGEANCE, written by animator Jim Lujan, which is also being partially funded through a Kickstarter campaign.
-From the Plymptoons Website