Bill Plympton: A Retrospective and Tease of New Projects – CANCELED
Location: Metropol Kino, Stuttgart (Metropol 1), Bolzstraße 10, 70173 Stuttgart Admission: Tickets via ITFS Language: English
Please note: The ITFS had to be canceled due to Corona safety measures. In case this event can be held online, we will update the information.
In this presentation, Bill Plympton will discuss his fiercely independent career as one of the animation world’s most prolific and successful filmmakers. In addition to showcasing some of his first artworks from his days as a student, he will share early shorts, including the Oscar-nominated Your Face — and he will also screen a parody variation that was featured on The Simpsons. Moving to present day projects, Bill Plympton will unveil two features in progress, including the world premiere of a five-minute clip from Making Whoopi, an upcoming feature about the life of American actress, comedian, author and TV host Whoopi Goldberg. He will close his talk with the first-ever glimpse of Slide, a country-western comedy musical about a lumberjack town in Oregon. A Q&A will follow the presentation.
Bill Plympton is considered the King of Indie Animation. He graduated from Portland State University in Graphic Design and moved to New York City in 1968, where he began his career creating cartoons for publications such as The New York Times, Playboy, and Screw. In 1987, he was nominated for an Oscar for his animated short Your Face. In 2005, Bill Plympton received another Oscar nomination for the short film Guard Dog. After producing many shorts, he turned his talent to feature films. Bill Plympton is the first person to hand draw an entire animated feature film.