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Bill Plympton’s Dog Days
 (From Underground Film Journal. 11 January 2010, 9:00 AM, PST)

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Paul Giamatti ... Narrator (voice)

Directed by
Bill Plympton 
Writing credits
Dan O'Shannon (written by)

Produced by
Biljana Labovic .... associate producer
Dan O'Shannon .... producer
Original Music by
Didier Carmier 
China Forbes 
Corey Allen Jackson  (as Corey A. Jackson)
Thomas M. Lauderdale  (as Thomas Lauderdale)
Nicole Renaud 
Art Department
Jeremiah Dickey .... additional art assistance
Kerri Jaworski .... additional art assistance
Lisa LaBracio .... art assistant
Sound Department
Billy Harper .... sound engineer
Mike Juarez .... sound design and mix
Animation Department
Bill Plympton .... animator
Other crew
John Holderried .... office manager
Phil Lee .... thanks
Crew believed to be complete

Production Companies

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USA:7 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »

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Edited into Mondo Plympton (1999)See more »
Let's Never Stop Falling in LoveSee more »


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Different but Effective, 15 May 2010
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Fan and the Flower, The (2005)

*** (out of 4)

Nice animated short from Plympton about a lonely ceiling fan all alone in a room until one day when the old lady brings in a flower. The fan and flower eventually fall in love but soon the old woman forgets to take care of the flower and it finds itself dying. Okay, yes it's far-fetched that a fan and a flower would fall in love but the story here is just too cute where there won't be any problem suspending your disbelief. The movie isn't as colorful as some of Plymtpon's other shorts but I didn't have a problem with this as the black and white animation looked very good and fit the story quite nicely. I thought the story was pretty simple but they milked every bit of emotion they could out of it and in the end their love was actually quite touching.

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