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Salma Hayek Discusses Work-In-Progress Animated Adaptation of Kahlil Gibran's "The Prophet"

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NYCC 2013: Bill Plympton's "Cheatin'" Panel

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"Adventures in Plymptoons": Where Funny Ha Ha Meets Funny Peculiar

Bill Plympton is the poster boy for independent animation. Since his breakout in the mid- to late-1980s he has had an astounding career that combines an idiosyncratic style, an ambitious production slate, financial success, and genuine independence. The indie landscape is littered with compromised careers, from Ralph Bakshi to John Kricfalusi to Will Vinton, but […]

NYCC2010: Bill Plympton on "Idiots & Angels," Art Book, Documentary, & More

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We missed the Bill Plympton panel at the 2010 New York Comic Con, but were able to sit down with the man himself at his booth on the show floor to catch up with him briefly. Plympton’s biggest news was the opening of his feature film Idiots & Angels at the IFC Center, which had […]

Toon Zone Throwdown Round 4: Top 5 Comedy Fights

Here at Toon Zone News, we firmly believe that non-violent solutions to Real World problems are the ones that should be actively sought out and implemented. These solutions are harder to do, but if done correctly, they will tend to be more permanent, resulting in less ancillary suffering of innocent bystanders and more long-term happiness […]

Toon Zone Interviews Indie Animator Bill Plympton on "Idiots & Angels"

His parents relate a story that when he was a boy, Bill Plympton was given the princely sum of $25 to spend whatever he wanted on a trip to Disneyland. However, rather than spend it on candy or toys, Plympton insisted on spending the money on a book on how to do animation instead. It’s […]

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