Criterion Channel Presents Bill Plympton Starting Sunday

Home to critically acclaimed indies, arthouse movies and documentaries, The Criterion Channel streaming platform is spotlighting the works of animation icon Bill Plympton. Starting Sunday, August 29, the streamer will present a collection of seven feature films and 15 shorts.

Plympton’s wonderfully weird creations are unmistakable: the wriggly, hand-sketched style, warped humor, and endlessly shape-shifting, transmogrifying images are the hallmarks of a singularly bizarre and brilliant imagination. Originally a newspaper cartoonist, Plympton found success as a film animator when his entrancingly twisted musical Your Face received an Oscar nomination for best animated short, leading to dozens more shorts and features, regular play on early 1990s MTV, another Oscar nomination (for the short Guard Dog), and a worldwide cult following. A self-described “blend of Magritte and R. Crumb,” Plympton is a one-of-a-kind auteur of the absurd, an underground animation hero whose films hold a funhouse mirror up to the innate strangeness of everyday reality.

Included in the collection are…

Mutant Aliens
Mutant Aliens

Features:

  • The Tune (1992)
  • I Married a Strange Person! (1997)
  • Mutant Aliens (2001)
  • Hair High (2004)
  • Idiots and Angels (2008)
  • Cheatin’ (2013)
  • Revengeance (2016)
Horn Dog
Horn Dog

Shorts:

  • Your Face (1987)
  • One of Those Days (1988)
  • 25 Ways to Quit Smoking (1989)
  • How to Kiss (1988)
  • Push Comes to Shove (1991)
  • The Wiseman (1991)
  • How to Make Love to a Woman (1996)
  • Sex and Violence (1997)
  • Guard Dog (2004)
  • The Fan and The Flower (2005)
  • Guide Dog (2006)
  • Hot Dog (2008)
  • Santa, the Fascist Years (2008)
  • Horn Dog (2009)
  • The Cow Who Wanted to Be a Hamburger (2010)

See other offerings from The Criterion Channel and sign up for a free 14-day trial at www.criterionchannel.com/; and learn more about “The King of Indie Animation” at www.plymptoons.com.

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