Bill Plympton

Bill Plympton

Highest Rated: 100% Claydream (2021)

Lowest Rated: 41% Mutant Aliens (2001)

Birthday: Apr 30, 1946

Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, USA

Legendary animator Bill Plympton was born in Portland, Oregon in April of 1946. Raised on a farm in Oregon, he studied graphic design at Portland State University, and then transferred to the School of Visual Arts in New York City, graduating in 1969. His distinctive, pencil-drawn, almost scratchy style is clearly recognizable even in his early, non-animated work. After a number of years as a freelance illustrator and cartoonist contributing to a number of publications, his political cartoon strip "Plympton" began in the Soho Weekly News in 1975 and was syndicated in over twenty newspapers by 1981. In 1988, his short film "Your Face" was nominated for Best Animated Short at the Academy Awards. After the nomination, Plympton found himself in high demand, working on commercials for Taco Bell and Nike, while continuing to make short films for the festival circuit. "The Tune" (1992) is widely believed to be the first feature length animated film that was hand drawn by a single artist. Plympton's first live action feature was "J. Lyle" (1994). Plympton also made two quirky live-action documentaries, "Guns on the Clackamas" (1995) and "Walt Curtis: The Peckerneck Poet" (1997), but outside of that Plympton focused on his self-financed animation, as well as commercial advertising work. In 2005 he was again nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short, this time for his film "Guard Dog." That film produced the sequels, "Guide Dog" (2006), "Hot Dog" (2008), and "Horn Dog" (2009). Plympton's seventh animated feature, "Cheatin'" (2013) was nominated for Best Animated Feature at the Annie Awards.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
100% No Score Yet Claydream Self - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cop Dog Director - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet No Snow for Christmas Director - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Revengeance Director,
Producer
- 2016
No Score Yet 33% The Loneliest Stoplight Director,
Screenwriter
- 2015
73% 38% ABCs of Death 2 Director $7.2K 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Footprints Director,
Writer
- 2014
87% 69% Cheatin' Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Summer Bummer Director,
Screenwriter
- 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Waiting for Her Sailor Director,
Producer
- 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Guard Dog Global Jam Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 2011
No Score Yet 45% The Cow Who Wanted to Be a Hamburger Director,
Screenwriter
- 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bill Plympton's Dog Days Director - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Horn Dog Director - 2009
93% 76% Idiots and Angels Director,
Writer,
Producer
- 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hot Dog Director,
Screenwriter
- 2008
No Score Yet 72% Guide Dog Director,
Writer
- 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Plymptoons - Complete Early Works of Bill Plympton Director - 2006
75% 72% Hair High Director,
Producer
- 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Guard Dog Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 2004
41% 73% Mutant Aliens Director,
Writer,
Producer,
Animator
- 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eat Director,
Screenwriter
- 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet More Sex and Violence Director,
Screenwriter
- 1999
73% 88% I Married a Strange Person Director,
Writer,
Producer
$203.1K 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mondo Plympton Director,
Writer,
Producer
- 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Guns on the Clackamas Director,
Producer
- 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet J. Lyle Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1994
100% 79% The Tune Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$7.8K 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wiseman Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet No Nose Blues Director - 1991
No Score Yet 80% Plymptoons Director - 1990

TV

Credit
85% 75% The Simpsons Additional Voices (Guest Voice) 2012