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The film covers Plympton's life, career, techniques, mistakes, and battles to get his films made and seen with grace and style. Moments of laugh-out-loud humor mix with a warm emotional look at Plympton's irreverent personality and always edgy films,
If you love animation, especially INDIE animation, and/or films about filmmaking in general, you'll definitely want this movie in your DVD collection.
The female director plays along with Plympton's sexy moments in his films, getting a bit edgy herself, delightfully so. At about 90 minutes, the film is just the right length for its content, and covers its ground just as well as the recent autobiographic book on Plympton does, which is also a good read. The film has you rooting for Plympton to make it big (really big, bigger than he is now), and I gladly join this crowd.
I'm not gonna spill any beans and spoil any plot points here by going into details about the film. Suffice to say that I'd be totally surprised if anyone doesn't like this nifty movie once they see it.
You can't go wrong buying it, knowing that you're supporting not one but two very worthy filmmakers who have freed themselves from the Hollywood-creative-stranglehold machine and done it their way.Read more ›
I must admit I had no idea who Plympton was when I first came across this film. Two minutes in, and the lightbulb went off ("Oh, yeah, those freaky short films on MTV about faces eating themselves and guys in business suits hitting each other with sledgehammers.") But I'm amazed at just what kind of ripples he has made in the very disparate communities of fans, animators and critics.
Anastasio is a talented filmmaker, and she's just going to get better and better. Her instinct now is to throw everything in the stew. As she learns to restrain that impulse and let the story tell itself, she'll be bound for glory.
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Bill Plympton is probably one of the world's most important animators alive. He has been nominated twice to the Academy Awards, and the list of trophies in festivals is nothing... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Eduardo Calvet
I saw this on the big screen at my art guilds movie night. Wonderful movie! What I really liked about it is that Mr. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Mormo Zine
Genial, enjoyable, but not very deep documentary portrait of gonzo, wildly creative (and twice Academy award nominated) independent animator Bill Plympton. Read morePublished 21 months ago by K. Gordon
You can't go wrong with a movie celebrating the remarkable Bill Plympton. There's a lot to learn and a lot to love in this one, even if you are already a fan of the artist.Published on February 6, 2014 by Chris Bell
As an amateur animator, I enjoyed this film so much! The personal and warm relationship between Mr Plympton and the director is apparent as she draws us casually yet vividly into... Read morePublished on October 7, 2013 by Jobar
I don't know anything about Plymptoons, but was recommended to watch it because it was Oscar nominated. Bill Plympton is a surrealist, eccentric, unconventional. Read morePublished on October 7, 2013 by Yasmine Khater
Throughly enjoyable look in Bill Plympton's mind. The fine direction and editing made it smooth sailing. It ended to soon, I wanted more!!!Published on September 11, 2013 by ANNA
Just saw the doc on Netflix. What a wonderful job they've did with it.
Having first experienced Bill's stuff at the "Sick & Twisted Animation Festival" back in the late... Read more
Bill Plympton is an amazing talent, surviving making independent animation the way he wants to make it without studio involvement. Read morePublished on January 1, 2013 by Grey Wears