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ShortsHD Acquires Bill Plympton's Library of Shorts and Features for Distribution.

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by Jerry Beck
June 16, 2014 9:31 PM
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Bill Plympton "Your Face" (1987)

The short movie channel ShortsHD has acquired animator Bill Plympton's entire library of shorts and features for distribution on all ShortsTV and ShortsHD platforms. 

It is ShortsHD's biggest movie deal to date. They are the company that distributes all the Oscar nominated shorts in theaters and have the 24/7 channel devoted to short movies. Plympton is supporting the acquisition by shooting intros and outro segments to tie in with his shorts and features. In addition, iTunes and Amazon Instant Video will launch the entire catalog globally later this year.
 

Plympton has been nominated for two Oscars and his numerous award-wins include the Annie Awards, The Cannes Film Festival, and The Annecy International Animated Film Festival among others. He has built an amazing and loyal fan base through the years and his catalog has been heavily sought-after.  

In tandem with the Plympton catalog acquisition, ShortsHD is also launching a brand new series of specials surrounding short filmmakers who use shorts as stepping stones to features titled Shorts To Features.

Carter Pilcher, Chief Executive, ShortsHD™ commented: “I love this guy.  Audiences love this guy.  Bill’s shorts and features are some of the world’s leading cult animations.  Why?  The craftsmanship is amazing and Bill’s observations on life are just screwed up enough, surreal enough and edgy enough to make watching them a riot. But that’s not all,” Pilcher said.  “Few animators have the prowess, the talent or the sheer fortitude to personally draw frame after frame as Bill does.  Imagine this: in his upcoming feature-length movie, Cheatin’, he hand drew 40,000 frames of animation!” exclaimed Pilcher.

Bill Plympton adds "I've been diligently withholding my large catalogue of animation for years exactly for this wonderful moment. Thanks to Shorts HD, now traditional TV plus the huge digital audience can experience the weird and wacky world of Plymptoons"

Plympton’s catalogue animated short films include: The Cow Who Wanted To be A HamburgerHorn DogSanta: The Fascist Years (Voiced by Matthew Modine), Hot DogShuteye HotelGuide DogThe Fan and The Flower(Featuring the voice of Paul Giamatti), Guard DogParkingEat, Can’t Drag Race With JesusSurprise Cinema,More Sex & ViolenceThe Exciting Life of A TreeSex & ViolencePlympmaniaBoney DSmell The Flowers,How To Make Love To A WomanNosehairFaded RoadsDrawPush Comes To ShoveThe WisemanDig My DoTango SchmangoPlymptoons25 Ways To Quit SmokingHow To KissOne of Those DaysDrawing Lesson #2Love in The Fast LaneYour Face, Boomtownand Lucas The Ear of Corn. Plympton’s animated feature films include: Idiots and AngelsHair HighMutant AliensI Married a Strange Person, and The Tune

Plympton's live action feature films include: Guns on The ClackamasJ. Lyle, and Walt Curtis, The Peckerneck Poet.

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  • Chris Cookson | June 16, 2014 10:00 PMReply

    This is fantastic news! now it is easier than ever to check out Bill Plympton's back catalog and even more importantly, people who live outside the NYC/LA area can finally check out his work!

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