Speakers at Animation 2002
Part of Animex, International Festival of Animation
Thursday January 31 - Friday February 1

PHIL TIPPETT

KEN BIELENBERG

BILL PLYMPTON

PAUL DRIESSEN

BARRY PURVES

ASTLEY BAKER

FRAMESTORE CFC

SLINKY PICTURES

ED HOOKS

COSGROVE HALL FILMS

BILL PLYMPTON

All his life Bill Plympton has been fascinated by animation. When he was fourteen he sent Disney some of the cartoons and offered up his services as animator. They wrote back and told him that while his drawings showed promise, he was too young. It wasn't until 1983 that he was approached to animate a film.

The Android Sister Valeria Wasilewski asked Plympton to work on a film she was producing of Jules Feiffer's song "Boomtown". Connie D' Antuono, another of the film's producers, "sort of held my hand through the whole process," Plympton says. "It was a great way to learn how to make a film." Check out Bill Plympton' s web site for more information about his films (shorts, features and live-action films), a comprehensive biography and the Plympmart, with original production cels, videos, books, t-shirts and posters. Plus Bill invaluable advice on How to Survive in the World of Independent Film & Video.

Animated Features:
I Married A Strange Person (1997)
Mondo Plympton (1998)
The Tune (1992)
Live-Action Films:
Guns on the Clackamas (1994)
J.Lyle (1992)
Animated Shorts:
Lucas The Ear Of Corn (1977) (4:00)
Boomtown (1985) (6:00)
Drawing Lesson #2 (1988) (6:00)
Your Face (1987) (3:10)
Love In The Fast Lane (1987) (3:00)
One Of Those Days (1988) (7:50)
How To Kiss (1989) (6:35)
25 Ways To Quit Smoking (1989) (5:00)
Plymptoons (1990) (6:45)
Tango Schmango (1990)
Dig My Do (1990) (4:00)
The Wiseman (1990) (4:30)
Animated Shorts Continued:
Push Comes To Shove (1991) (6:30)
Faded Roads (1994) (2:30)
Nosehair (1994) (7:00)
How To Make Love To A Woman (1995) (5:00)
Smell The Flowers (1996) (2:00)
Boney D (1996) (3:00)
Plympmania (1996) (8:00)
Sex & Violence (1997) (8:00)
The Exciting Life Of A Tree (1998) (7:00)
More Sex & Violence (1998) (7:00)
Surprise Cinema (1999) (7:00)
Can't Drag Race With Jesus (2000) (2:00)
Books:
The Sleazy Cartoons of Bill Plympton I Married A Stranger Person Storyboard (1998)
We Eat Tonight! The Bizarre Cartoons of Bill Plympton (1999)
Monica's Untold Story: An Amorality Tale (1999)
Mutant Aliens (storyboard) (2000)
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