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Independently Animated: Bill Plympton


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The life and art of ‘the King of Indie Animation.’ The only modern animator to personally hand-draw every frame in all of his work, Academy Award-nominee Bill Plympton eschewed a career in the high-paying but soul-crushing Hollywood animation industry to explore his own creativity as an independent filmmaker. Called ‘mischievous, mordant, analytical, and ceaselessly imaginative’ by the New York Times, and hailed simply as ‘God’ by Simpsons creator Matt Groening, Plympton is widely regarded as the hardest-working, most prolific animator in the business. His instantly recognizable and unique style catapulted him into the pop culture stratosphere and cemented his place in the pantheon of animation greats.

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