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A documentary film about Oscar-nominated animator Bill Plympton. This is a portrait piece that includes interviews with family, friends, colleagues, critics, and fans. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 

Alexia Anastasio ... Herself

John Andrews ... Himself

Ralph Bakshi ... Himself
Signe Baumane ... Herself

Jerry Beck ... Himself

Ed Begley Jr. ... Himself
Jim Blashfield ... Himself

Jonathan Caouette ... Himself
Kathleen Chamberlin ... Herself
Peter DeSève ... Himself

Hayley DuMond ... Herself

Terry Gilliam ... Himself
Eric Gilliland ... Himself
Frank Gladstone ... Himself
Stefanie Goldbloom ... Herself
John Holderried ... Himself

Peter Jason ... Himself

Lloyd Kaufman ... Himself
Brooke Keesling ... Herself

Tom Kenny ... Himself
Tom Knott ... Himself
Biljana Labovic ... Herself
Lisa LaBracio ... Herself
Deb Levin ... Herself
Jay McAlonen ... Himself
Maureen McElheron ... Herself

Moby ... Himself

Matthew Modine ... Himself
Dennis Nyback ... Himself

Zak Orth ... Himself
PES ... Himself

Martha Plimpton ... Herself

Bill Plympton ... Himself
Pete Plympton ... Himself
Sally Plympton ... Herself
Nicole Renaud ... Herself

Jay O. Sanders ... Himself
Patty Schnabel ... Herself
Greg Sextro ... Himself

David Silverman ... Himself

Tom Sito ... Himself

Brenna Gwyn Snowe ... Bill Plympton's Receptionist
Spike ... Himself
Steve Tenhonen ... Himself

Will Vinton ... Himself

Chris Wedge ... Himself
Maureen Whelan ... Herself

'Weird Al' Yankovic ... Himself
Suzanne Young ... Herself
Marilyn Zornado ... Herself

Directed by
Alexia Anastasio 
 
Produced by
Alexia Anastasio .... executive producer
Alexia Anastasio .... producer
Katy Anastasio .... executive producer
Kevin Sean Michaels .... associate producer
Ken Mora .... executive producer
Steve Tenhonen .... segment producer
 
Original Music by
Corey A. Jackson 
Maureen McElheron 
Smokey Miles  (as Count Smokula)
 
Cinematography by
Alexia Anastasio 
John Gillette 
Kevin Sean Michaels 
 
Film Editing by
Alexia Anastasio 
Kevin Sean Michaels 
 
Production Management
Tyler Benjamin .... unit production manager
 
Sound Department
Daniel Smith .... sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Lindberg .... camera operator
 
Other crew
Matie Argiropoulos .... production assistant
Mira Gutoff .... production assistant
Aaron Louie .... production assistant
Sam Rappold .... production assistant
Mary Rath .... production assistant
Michele Reilly .... production assistant
Reyna Young .... interviewer
 
Thanks
Courtney Amber .... thanks (as Courtney Pure)
Dominique Anastasio .... thanks
Glenn Andreiev .... thanks
Andrew Austin .... thanks
Craig Axelrod .... thanks
Christopher Barnes .... thanks
Grant Beaudette .... thanks
Nancy Beiman .... thanks
Bill Belpanno .... thanks
Alison Benowitz .... thanks
Blue Bliss .... thanks
Bo Bogdanich .... thanks
Anney Bonney .... thanks
Shield Bonnichsen .... thanks
Erik Bowen .... thanks
Mark Bowers .... thanks
Stephen Brooks .... thanks
Atessa Lemaire Brush .... thanks
Louise Campbell .... thanks
Andy Capone .... thanks
Matt Carberry .... thanks
Jorge Castaneda .... thanks
Perry Chen .... thanks
Merlin Chowkwanyun .... thanks
Chris L. Christie .... thanks
Fabrizio Clemenza .... thanks
Piper Coolidge .... thanks
Tina Curran .... thanks
Paige Davis .... thanks
Toni Denis .... thanks
Carl Dufresne .... thanks
Joan Easley .... thanks
Teddy Emanuel .... thanks
Angela Farias .... thanks
Karen Farley .... thanks
Rich Farley .... thanks
Midnight Fiction .... thanks
Jonathan Fielding .... thanks
Susan Finkelstein .... thanks
Tim Finn .... thanks
Pierre Fontaine .... thanks
Kate Forrester .... thanks
Mike Gaiss .... thanks
Miguel Gallego .... thanks
Terry Gilliam .... thanks
Paul J. Gitschner .... thanks
Frank Gladstone .... thanks
Leslie Glaves .... thanks
Jeff Gomez .... thanks
Enrique Gonzalez .... thanks
Kathy Graf .... thanks
Stacy Pippi Hammon .... thanks
Shannon Harding .... thanks
Joshua Harrell .... thanks
Chris Heimpel .... thanks
Matthew Hencke .... thanks
Justin D. Hilliard .... thanks
Nick Houy .... thanks
Anne Hubbell .... thanks
Adam Jahnke .... thanks
Laura Joy .... thanks
Manu Järvinen .... thanks
Gautam Kalia .... thanks
Adam Kaufman .... thanks
Jason Kohl .... thanks
Paul Langer .... thanks
Yvonne Langer .... thanks
Frank LePera .... thanks
Jim Lesniak .... thanks
Robert Lewis .... thanks
Joshua MacNeil .... thanks
Matt Magee .... thanks
Nicolas Martinez .... thanks
Jessica McAvoy .... thanks
Maureen McElheron .... thanks
Brian McGinnis .... thanks
Darragh McGrath .... thanks
Paul McIsaac .... thanks
Faranguis Miremad .... thanks
Dan Mirvish .... thanks
Ben Mitchell .... thanks
Melissa Moore .... thanks
Ken Mora .... thanks
Anne Pignataro Pierson Mulholland .... thanks
David Murray .... thanks
Eric Myers .... thanks
Jud Newborn .... thanks
Karen Peebles .... thanks
Kevan Peterson .... thanks
Charlie Phillips .... thanks
Danielle Phillips .... thanks
Ron Phillips .... thanks
Donna Pitrelli .... thanks
Brigitte Placent-Cornu .... thanks
Gary Ploski .... thanks
Mark Steiner and His Problems .... thanks
Iris Quitta .... thanks
Michael Raso .... thanks
Jon Raymond .... thanks
Michele Reilly .... thanks
John Riddle .... thanks
Christoffer Ronander .... thanks
Jake Elliott Roren .... thanks
Edwin A. Santos .... thanks
Kevin Schreck .... thanks
Kelly Sebastian .... thanks
Michael Showalter .... thanks
Joel Smith .... thanks
Barry Solow .... thanks
Helen Sorokin .... thanks
Mannie Sorokin .... thanks
Johnny Splendor .... thanks
Thinker St. James .... thanks
Jason Stewart .... thanks
Amarnauth Sukhu .... thanks
Fred Thomas .... thanks
Barbara Toy .... thanks
Mark Edward Turner .... thanks
Armando Valle .... thanks
Eric Damon Walters .... thanks
Chris Warren .... thanks
Samantha Watha .... thanks
Grey S. Wears .... thanks (as Grey Wears)
Mila Webb .... thanks
Chris Wedge .... thanks
Gillian Wee .... thanks
Michael Weinstein .... thanks
Maureen Whelan .... thanks
Tim Williams .... thanks
Susan Williamson .... thanks
Jenna Z. Wilson .... thanks
Lisa Wisely .... thanks
Sara Worley .... thanks
Christopher Wright .... thanks
'Weird Al' Yankovic .... thanks
Irene Young .... thanks
Reyna Young .... thanks
Ellen Yu .... thanks
Joanne Ziello .... thanks
 

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Genial, enjoyable, but not very deep documentary, 4 December 2014
Author: runamokprods from US

Genial, enjoyable, but not very deep documentary portrait of gonzo, wildly creative (and twice Academy award nominated) independent animator Bill Plympton.

Director Anastasio takes a jokey tone, as if trying to find the documentary equivalent of Plympton's unique, absurdist style. Right up top, Terry Gilliam pronounces very seriously he's only doing an interview about Plympton to get paid, and Ed Begley Jr. deadpans that he thought he was there to do an interview about Bill Clinton, not Bill Plympton, and gets up to leave. That sort of sets the tone as the film becomes various short pieces about Plympton's history, philosophy, art and humor.

We only see short bits and pieces of Plympton's work, which can be frustrating, and might make the uninitiated wonder what the fuss is about. To me, Plympton's cartoons are often about nothing as much as the build. The slow repeating of variations on a joke until the very repetition is part of what make it so funny. That's hard to capture in an 85 minute documentary.

Plympton himself comes off as an extremely likable, eccentric character, who seems to have inspired a lot of friendship and good-humored admiration from the many worked with him or befriended him. And there a lot of fun moments here, along with some interesting stories about his life and work. I just wish it felt a little bit less like a celebrity tribute show/comedy roast, and more an exploration of an artist's work.

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