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  • Directors: Bill Plympton
  • Writers: Bill Plympton, P.C. Vey
  • Producers: Bill Plympton
  • Format: Animated, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 1.0)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Indie DVD
  • DVD Release Date: July 23, 2002
  • Run Time: 6 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000687D2
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #453,917 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Plymptoons - The Classic Works of Bill Plympton (Special Edition)" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Plympton Rarities: Rare early footage of and by Bill Plympton
  • Commentary tracks with Bill Plympton
  • See the comics that inspired the films
  • Watch as a feature or to the individual films
  • Two exclusive Bill Plympton featuretts

Editorial Reviews

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Chances are, you’ve seen Bill Plympton’s animation everywhere. Plympton’s unique "morphing style" animated short films have been nominated for an Academy Award©, seen in innovative commercials and have been featured on MTV and in "Spike and Mike’s Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation." This special edition DVD release also includes the original cartoons published in Rolling Stone, Playboy and National Lampoon that inspired the later films. Among the Animated Shorts included on the disc are: "Your Face", "25 Ways to Quit Smoking" and "Self Portrait".

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Chances are, you've seen Bill Plympton's animation everywhere. Plympton's unique "morphing style" animated short films have been nominated for an Academy Award(c), seen in innovative commercials and have been featured on MTV and in "Spike and Mike's Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation." This special edition DVD release also includes the original cartoons published in Rolling Stone, Playboy and National Lampoon that inspired the later films. Among the Animated Shorts included on the disc are: "Your Face", "25 Ways to Quit Smoking" and "Self Portrait".

Customer Reviews

Very unique trademark animation style.
Collin M. David
This is without a doubt the best and most diverse collection of animated shorts ever compiled.
steve segal
It's much easier to watch shorts that way, obviously.
Robert Reynolds

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

61 of 70 people found the following review helpful By J. Paulsonn VINE VOICE on December 29, 1999
Format: DVD
The 16 animated shorts on this DVD represent a wide array of animation styles, all Academy Award winners and nominees from 1978-1990.
They are: CREATURE COMFORTS (Nick Park - winner, 1990); BALANCE (Lauenstein - winner, 1989); TECHNOLOGICAL THREAT (Kroyer - nominee, 1988); THE CAT CAME BACK (Barker - nominee, 1988); YOUR FACE (Plympton - nominee, 1987); A GREEK TRAGEDY (Van Goethem - winner, 1986); ANNA & BELLA (Ring - winner, 1985); THE BIG SNIT (Condie - nominee, 1985); CHARADE (Minnis - winner, 1984); SUNDAE IN NEW YORK - (Picker - winner, 1983); THE GREAT COGNITO (Vinton - nominee, 1982); TANGO (Rybczynski - winner, 1982); THE FLY (Rofuscz - winner, 1980); CRAC! (Back - winner, 1981); EVERY CHILD (Fedorenco and Lamb - winner, 1979); SPECIAL DELIVERY (Wheldon and Macaulay - winner, 1978).
A thoroughly delightful collection!
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Michael Sean on March 22, 2000
Format: DVD
Thanks to frequent exposure on MTV and several touring animation festivals, Bill Plympton's distinctive style is now widely recognized, even if the man behind the pencil isn't. While it's not really 'the complete works,' this DVD collects an hour's worth of his early short films, from his cut-out animation piece "Lucas, The Ear of Corn" from 1977 to 1990's "Plymptoons," a medley of his numerous 'microtoons' that were featured regularly on MTV's "Liquid Television." He earned a 1988 Oscar nomination for Best Animation with "Your Face," a musical short scored and sung by Maureen McElheron (who Plympton would work with again on his feature film "The Tune"). For the sake of completeness, we also get his television commercials for "Trivial Pursuit" and "Nutrasweet," a public service message on acid rain (another MTV staple), and his 1987 TV pilot for "Love In The Fast Lane," a series that never got picked up. Whether you already know the man's work, or you just enjoy attending animation festivals, this disc is a decent showcase of some of his short films. For more by Bill Plympton, check out "Mondo Plympton," which features more of his recent work.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Erich Mohr on August 14, 2004
Format: DVD
If there is any confusion between this DVD and 'The Complete Works of Bill Plympton', relax, this is very nearly the same DVD.

The "Classic Works" differs from "Complete Works" in that it is a more complete version than the previous VHS and DVD editions of "Plymptoons". The director's commentary, which was badly needed in the first transfer to DVD, finally makes an appearance in this version. Bill's commentary is the reading of some notes at the beginning of each short, some technical, some biographical, all interesting in spite of the monotone in which it is delivered. But, hey, Bill never claimed to be an actor. This version also has a few more 'extras' in the form of a stills gallery. The gallery has some key frames, as well as concepts passed over from "25 Way to Quit Smoking". Also, at the end of "Plymptoons 1990" there is a little extra film footage. There are also a few additional shorts in the 'Rarities' section.

This version is also more NC-17 than the older releases, which are more PG. NOTHING Bill does should ever be called PC, so please don't expect moments of happy smiley crap to come floating out of the screen. The interviews are frank, with some colorful language and explicit footage of some of his later works. For those wishing to encourage the younger animator, the "Complete Works" version is much better suited for the younger audience.
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12 of 18 people found the following review helpful By TimothyFarrell22 on May 12, 2002
Format: DVD
I would highly reccomend this DVD to any animation fan. There are a few shorts that are not up to the others ("A Greek Tragedy", "Your Face") but there are no really bad selections. There are a few standouts, however. "The Great Cogniteo" is a hillarious visual fest, from the guy who did the "Calafornia Raisans" commercials; "Crac!" a long but undeniably clever veiw of Montreal from the veiw of a rocking chair; "The Big Snit", and "The Cat Came Back", two Canadian shorts that contain more laughs than most feature films; and "Balance", a powerful claymation film, which seems to be making a statement against the Bush-area communisum threats. The DVD is worth it just for those selections. 10 out of 10 for whoever compiled this one.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By wiredweird HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on December 5, 2004
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
-- but the good ones are very good.

The disc starts with samples of Plympton's early, student work. That's probably of interest to the hard core Plymptomaniac, but I'm not in that category. I found them missable.

Some of the later pieces are outstanding, though. "Your Face" is a twisted classic, an non-stop exercise in transformation. "How to Kiss" (especially the 'nibbling kiss') and "25 ways to stop smoking" are among the more memorable.

Plympton's usual style is spare, simple scenes on a blank white background, drawn in colored pencil. Given the amount of computer-generated japanimation around, it's an enoyable change of pace.

Don't come to this animation looking for "Bugs Bunny" or "Fantasia." It's in a different class altogether. If you're ready for a different look, and for some mind-bending takes on everyday events, give it a shot. You might find yourself hooked.

//wiredweird
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