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A man's head transforms and contorts bizarrely as he sings "Your Face," an original song.

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Bill Plympton
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Maureen McElheron Maureen McElheron ... (voice)
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A tenor, in suit and tie, with a receding hairline, sings a ballad to his love, "Your face is like a song," to simple piano accompaniment. As he sings about his love's face, his own face goes through phantasmagoric changes, beginning with his warbling mouth moving about. As the singing continues, his face twists, turns, explodes, liquefies, becomes block-shaped, multiples, curls, disappears in sections and all at once, and always reconfigures itself serenely into its original shape. As the song ends, the camera pans back revealing the man sitting in a chair on the green field of mother earth. She may have a face and designs of her own. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 2000 (France) See more »

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Az arcod See more »

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$2,000 (estimated)
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Plymptoons See more »
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1.37 : 1
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The odd-sounding voice the man is singing in is actually that of Maureen McElheron. After the song was recorded, the recording was slowed by one-third, giving the desired (and unusual) effect. See more »

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Featured in Animated Century (2003) See more »

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Stellar example of Plimpton animation
8 November 1999 | by FrogFearSee all my reviews

This cartoonist is absolutely brilliant. His work is more fun than nitrous oxide and more beautifully disturbing than the root canal that comes with it. This piece is a must-see for anybody pursuing a career in the animation/cartoon field, and probably also for anybody who ever liked looking at stuff.


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