Bill Plympton Update

Hi, Tooners-

On the off chance some of you aren’t familiar with animator, Bill Plympton, I’ve pasted below some info from his latest newletter.

Also, check out his nifty Mutant Aliens Documentary to see his creative process on that animation:

Best Wishes,


Bill will once again be appearing at the San Diego Comic-Con,
July 14-17. Bill met so many fabulous fans in 2003 and 2004
that he’s decided to go for the third year in a row. We can’t say
exactly where Bill’s booth will be yet, so look for the big “Mutant
Aliens” posters. Bill will also be signing books at the NBM
booth on Friday from 5 to 7 pm, and on Saturday from 12
to 2. Also, watch for Bill’s short film “The Fan and the Flower"
in the Comic-Con Film Festival! Plus pick up some special
Plympton merchandise, and get it autographed!


Bill’s new short film, “The Fan and the Flower”, is now
appearing in film festivals around the world. The film is
about an ill-fated and unconsummated romance between
an electric ceiling fan and a flower, with a magical fairytale
ending. Based on a story by Dan O’Shannon, the narration
for the film features the voice of Paul Giamatti (Sideways,
American Splendor).

The film is scheduled to appear at:
Anima Mundi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 8-17
Comic-Con International Film Festival, San Diego CA, July 14-17
Anima Mundi, Sao Paulo, Brazil, July 20-24
Woods Hole Film Festival, Woods Hole MA, July 30-August 6
SICAF, Seoul, Korea, August 11-16
Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival, Brazil, August 26-Sept. 4
Fantoche International Animation Festival, Baden, Switzerland, Sept. 6-11
Athens International Film Festival, Greece, September 16-25
Woodstock Film Festival, Woodstock, NY, September 30-October 2


"Guard Dog” is still appearing in the line-up of the second
version of The Animation Show, a festival of shorts
that will be traveling around the country throughout 2005.
The collection is programmed by Mike Judge and Don
Hertzfeldt, and also features such fine films as
“Fireworks”, “Rock Fish”, “The Man with No Shadow”,
“Bunnies”, “Fallen”, “When the Day Breaks”, “Ward 13”,
“The Man With No Shadow” and “The Meaning of Life”.

Here are some cities where the show will be appearing:
Darkside Cinema, Portland OR, opening July 22
UC Santa Barbara,Santa Barbara CA, opening Aug. 10
Columbia Film Society, Columbia SC, August 26-29

For a complete line-up and tour schedule, and DVDs
of “The Animation Show, Volume 1, check out:


"Hair High” will be appearing at:

Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia, July 20-Aug. 7, 2005
Fantasy Film Festival, 6 cities in Germany, July 27-August 24

"Guard Dog” will also be appearing at:

Jerusalem Film Festival, Israel, July 7-16, 2005
Cambridge Film Festival, UK, July 7-17
New Zealand Film Festival, New Zealand, July 8-August 7
Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia, July 20-August 7
Motovun Film Festival, Zagreb, Croatia, July 25-29
Fantasy Film Festival, 6 cities in Germany, July 27-August 24
Jacob Burns Film Center, Pleasantville NY, July 29-August 4
SICAF, Seoul, Korea, August 11-16
Tel Aviv Animation Festival, Israel, August 15-18
Edinburgh International Film Festival, Scotland, August 17-28
London International Animation Festival, U.K., August 23-28
Athens International Film Festival, Greece, Sept. 16-25
International Short Film Festival in Drama, Athens, Greece, Sept. 18-24
KROK International Animation Festival, Russia, Sept. 29-Oct. 2

For more Plympton appearances and screenings, please go to: