Master Animator Bill Plympton Brings Cheatin' to America, and Opens the HollyShorts Film Festival

August 13, 2014 11:20 PM

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Master Animator Bill Plympton Brings Cheatin' to America, and Opens the HollyShorts Film Festival

Cheatin' is the new feature film from Bill Plympton, animator par excellence and big hit in France, where the populace gets him. Well, America, it's our turn. The King of Indie Animation himself will appear this Thursday night (14 August) at the huge, 10th-anniversary HollyShorts Film Festival (TCL Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, link below), where he'll receive the festival's Indie Animation Icon Award, plus screen his new short film, "Footprints," as well as a sweet sample of Cheatin'.

The award -- one of many for Plympton's crowded mantle -- proves a perfect fit for the Oscar-nommed, Palme d'Ored one-man studio who's previously brought us I Married a Strange Person and Hair High. If you can believe it, Mr. Plympton actually drew all 40,000 frames of Cheatin' -- co-written with De...

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