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ShortsHD Presents Plympton Catalog on TV, Online

The ShortsHD TV network will air a week’s worth of animation by Bill Plympton starting Oct. 11. The weeklong event begins with the network’s Editors Pick program, airing ... Continue Reading →
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Plympton’s ‘Cheatin’ Gets U.S. Premiere in L.A.

At long last, the celebrated feature film from indie icon Bill Plympton, Cheatin’ will get its stateside premiere in Los Angeles. On August 15, the long-awaited launch will take ... Continue Reading →
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ShortsHD Acquires Full Plympton Library

Short film outlet ShortsHD has acquired indie animation legend Bill Plympton’s entire library of shorts and features for distribution on all ShortsTV and ShortsHD platforms in ... Continue Reading →
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‘Boy and the World’ Wins Annecy Cristal

Brazillian director Ale Abreu’s dialog-free, richly artistic film Boy and the World took home the top Cristal prize at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival at the awards ... Continue Reading →
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Photos: Icons of Animation Event in New York

Acclaimed artists Bill Plympton, Peter de Seve and (via video) William Joyce assembled at the Academy Theater in New York for a special event moderated by J.J. Sedelmaier titled Icons ... Continue Reading →
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The Academy Presents The Art of Illustration

In conjunction with the “Icons of Animation” exhibit at the Society of Illustrators in Manhattan (June 4 – August 16), The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences ... Continue Reading →
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‘Futon’ Takes Home Grand Prix of Anima

The Japanese short film Futon by Yoriko Mizushiri was announced as the winner of the Grand Prix of Anima, out of 138 projects representing 30 different countries, at the last day of ... Continue Reading →
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SVA’s 25th Annual Dusty Fest Set for May 10-13

New York’s School of Visual Arts has set the dates for the 25th annual Dusty Film & Animation Festival, which showcases the filmmaking talents of the institute’s students. The ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Block Plans L.A. Valentine’s Spotlight

This past summer, I had the exciting opportunity to produce a rock show for Animation Block Party. It featured memorable performances from some of my favorite artists: Adam Green, Binki ... Continue Reading →
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An Animated Conversation with Bill Plympton

In 1960, when Bill Plympton was 14, he mailed some cartoons he’d drawn to Disney in the hope of being hired. Not surprisingly, Disney declined. The good news: he had talent. The ... Continue Reading →