Friday, January 12, 2001

Bill Plympton

Mr. Plympton is considered the King of Indie Animation and is the only person to hand draw an entire animated feature film. Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, he graduated from Portland State University in Graphic Design. Bill Plympton moved to New York City in 1968. He began his career creating cartoons for publications such as New York Times, National Lampoon, Playboy and Screw. In 1987 he was nominated for an Oscar® for his animated short "Your Face". In 2005, Bill received another Oscar® nomination, this time for a short film "Guard Dog". "Push Comes to Shove" another short film, won the prestigious Cannes 1991 Palme d'Or. After producing many shorts that appeared on MTV and Spike and Mike's, he turned his talent to feature films. Since 1991 he's made 9 feature films, 6 of them, "The Tune", "Mondo Plympton", "I Married A Strange Person", "Mutant Aliens", "Hair High" and "Idiots and Angels" are all animated features.


  1. I'v worked in the animation industry since 1984.
    Your work is ahead of its time.
    I just wanted to let you know that Im a huge fan of yours and that your work keeps me inspired.
    Your work is brilliant!

    Wayne Carlisi

  2. Hi Bill Plymton,

    You might not remember me, and I don't expect you to, but I remember I saw you in Suffolk, in one of the theaters of 2011. I showed you my animation I made when I was 18 years old. I still have it too.

    the reason why I'm here is because I need words of encouragement. I want to produce my animation like you do, not produce someone else's animation. I plan my animation for years and want to be an animator for over a decade, and I'm to stubborn to let go of my dream.

    How did you produce your animation? How did you get it out there?
    Please help, it'll lift my spirits again.

    Christine Negron