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Plymptoons - The Complete Early Works of Bill Plympton (1987)

Maureen McElheron , Ruth Maleczech , Bill Plympton  |  Unrated |  DVD
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  • Actors: Maureen McElheron, Ruth Maleczech, Valeria Vasilevski, Chris Hoffman, Bill Plympton
  • Directors: Bill Plympton
  • Writers: Bill Plympton, Gene Gorelik, Jules Feiffer, P.C. Vey
  • Producers: Bill Plympton, Alan Schmertzler, Ann Easterly, Arthur Lorch, Bob Staake
  • Format: Animated, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: New Video Group
  • DVD Release Date: March 28, 2006
  • Run Time: 61 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000E41MRW
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #303,266 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Plymptoons - The Complete Early Works of Bill Plympton" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Two Bill Plympton Documentaries
  • Exclusive Sketch Gallery
  • Animator Biography

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Featuring more than 20 acclaimed, award-winning shorts plus never-before-seen footage, PLYMPTOONS compiles the best and the brightest work of Academy Award(r)-nominated animator and cult-hero Bill Plympton, master of the animated black comedy world. During a career spanning over 30 years, Plympton's creativity and talent have earned him countless accolades and a worldwide cult following. This uproariously funny collection brings together the very best of his early work including commercials, animated spots and short films.

A journey through this political-cartoonist-turned-animator's canvas of animation, PLYMPTOONS: THE COMPLETE EARLY WORKS OF BILL PLYMPTON offers up a delicious dose of mutated humor, from Plympton's first film created during his college days, "Self Portrait", to the Academy Award(r)-nominated "Your Face", his first solo effort.


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3.0 out of 5 stars Plympton déjà vu February 7, 2006
By E.Levi
Format:DVD
This DVD features:

Self Portrait / The Turn On / Lucas, The Ear of Corn / Boomtown / Drawing Lesson #2 / Your Face / Love in the Fast Lane / One of those Days / How to Kiss / 25 Ways to Quit Smoking / 245 Days / Noodle Ear / Human Rights / Environmental / Trivial Pursuit #1 / Trivial Pursuit #2 / Sugar Delight #1 / Sugar Delight #2 / Previous Lives #1 / Previous Lives #2 / Plymptoons.

Sounds familiar? Yes! you are right! exactly the same content as in Sling Shot's "Plymptoons - The Complete Works of Bill Plympton (1991)".

Is there something really different there? Oh! I guess you can consider the new title of the DVD an the new cover design (courtesy of New Video). "Plus" two Exclusive Bill Plympton Documentaries; Sketch Gallery; Animator Biography; Interactive Menus; Scene Selection.

If you already own Sling Shot's version of Plymptoon works be warned. But if this is the first time you hear of this title... it could be a "new" opportunity to (re)discover Bill Plympton.

I hope distribuitors find more resources to make a DVD reedition worth.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Definitely worth watching July 29, 2013
By TheBigG
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Bill Plympton's animation style never ceases to amaze me, although I really didn't care too much for his amateurish student films.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Joy! December 16, 2012
By Melissa
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I've loved Bill Plympton's work for years. Was completely estatic to find a collection of his work!

The seller almost didnt give the collection enough credit :)

A on quality, speed and packaging. A great find! :)
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2.0 out of 5 stars "Your Face"... and some other stuff... July 17, 2006
By svf
Format:DVD
"Your Face" from 1987 is three minutes of inspired jittery scribbly animated brilliance: it's strange, funny, even somehow grotesquely lovely. But the rest of this stuff? His previous efforts range from mildly amusing to embarrassingly amateurish. After "Your Face," Plympton increasingly coasts along on endless variations of the same two or three ideas. And in the meantime, unfortunately, he animated one of the worst music videos I've ever seen: Peter Himmelman's "245 Days." Plus, the "bonus feature" documentary profiles of Plympton are unwatchably bland and boring. Should have combined the best of this material with Plympton's feature-length film The Tune to create a much more appealing Plymptoons DVD.
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