11 Facts About Bill Plympton


Bill Plympton was born on April 30,1946 and is an American animator, graphic designer, cartoonist, and filmmaker best known for his 1987 Academy Awards-nominated animated short Your Face and his series of shorts featuring a dog character starting with 2004's Guard Dog.


Bill Plympton became known for other animated short films, including 25 Ways to Quit Smoking and Enemies, the latter of which was part of the Animania series on MTV, where many of his other shorts were shown.


In 1991, Bill Plympton won the Prix Special du Jury at the Cannes Film Festival for Push Comes to Shove which was featured on MTV's animated series Liquid Television.


Bill Plympton published a comic book in 2003, The Sleazy Cartoons of Bill Plympton.


Bill Plympton contributed animation to the 2006 History Channel series 10 Days That Unexpectedly Changed America, to illustrate the events of Shays' Rebellion.


In 2011, Bill Plympton collaborated with child film critic Perry Chen on Ingrid Pitt: Beyond the Forest, a 2011 short animated film directed by Kevin Sean Michaels, about actress and Holocaust survivor Ingrid Pitt.


Bill Plympton directed the segment "On Eating and Drinking" in the 2014 animated film The Prophet, adapted from Kahlil Gibran's book The Prophet.


In 2020, Bill Plympton released a Kickstarter for his new animated comedy western, Slide.


The funding was successful and Bill Plympton had planned on finishing the film by 2022.


Bill Plympton's films have featured in the Animation Show of Shows including Your Face, Guard Dog, Eat, The Fan and the Flower, and Santa: The Fascist Years.


Bill Plympton has stated he has many influences, the biggest being the work of the Walt Disney studio with others including Tex Avery, Bob Clampett, Robert Crumb, Milton Glaser, Charles Addams, Roland Topor, Quentin Tarantino, Frank Capra, Richard Lester, Bob Godfrey, Saul Steinberg, Tomi Ungerer, Jacques Tati, Milt Kahl, Carlos Nine, and Jules Feiffer.