Posts Tagged ‘Bill Plympton’
Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet

“Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet” Opens in NY and LA on August 7, 2015; National Expansion Follows

by Ed Liuon April 22, 2015
GKIDS presents KAHLIL GIBRAN’S THE PROPHET OPENS AUGUST 7 IN NY & LA FOLLOWED BY NATIONAL EXPANSION The Prophet, by celebrated Lebanese author Kahlil Gibran, is among the most popular volumes of poetry ever written, selling over 100 million copies in forty languages since its publication in 1923. Gibran’s timeless verses have been given enchanting […]


Review: The 2015 Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts

by slaion February 20, 2015
For the past 10 years, ShortsHD has made all the short films nominated for the Academy Awards available for viewing across the country just before, and sometimes after, the Oscar broadcast via local small theaters for the general public to watch and enjoy. I myself only discovered the joys of watching their releases a few […]


NYCC 2013: Bill Plympton’s “Cheatin'” Panel

by darkdetectiveon October 11, 2013
Bill Plympton’s Cheatin’ Panel started with producer James Hancock introducing himself, Adam Hackoff, and Bill himself. Bill stood up (he insisted he was more comfortable that way) and began talking about how his upcoming film 5 years in the works, Cheatin’, was inspired by an experience of his: a tragic love affair. He spoke about how […]

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

by Maxie Zeuson June 25, 2012
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

by Ed Liuon October 20, 2010
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

by Jameson June 12, 2008
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"

by Ed Liuon April 28, 2008
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 […]