It opens at the IFC, New York, http://www.ifccenter.com on August 3rd, and at the
Laemmle Monica Film Center, Santa Monica, https://www.laemmle.com on August 10th.
This animated feature film has won these awards:
Special Jury Remi Award, Animation – Worldfest Houston, April 21-30, 2017.
Grand Jury Prize, Animated Feature Competition – Nashville Film Festival, April 20-29, 2017.
Special Distinction Prize among Feature Films in International Competition – Bucheon International Animation Festival, Korea, October 20-24, 2017.
“Revengeance” Screening Links:
The password is: r0dr0ss3
Trailer: Revengeance Trailer HD – YouTube
An Industry legend, Bill Plympton is known as the King of Indie Animation and was the first person to hand-draw an entire animated feature film. Bill has created animation master classes in around the world. New York,1968, Bill launched his career creating cartoons for name publications, The New York Times, National Lampoon, Playboy and Screw. Bill is famous for his Dog Shorts Series. In 2005 he received an Academy Award nomination for his Short Animation “Guard Dog”. Others in this series include, Guide Dog, Hot Dog, Horn Dog and Cop Dog. He has won over 100 awards for his films.
As of 2018 Plympton had created over 60 animated short films and six animated features. Bill has self-published three collections of his comic strips, in addition to “The Sleazy Cartoons of Bill Plympton”, he also self-published “Sloppy Seconds” and “We Eat Tonight”. Prior to that, other companies published his cartoons in collections called “Tube Strips”, “Medium Rare” and “Polls Apart: How to Tell A Democrat from a Republican” “Through the Wire” by Kanye West, “Make Toons that Sell Without Selling Out” published by Focal Press. “Independently Animated” Bill Plympton, Rizzoli Press.
Bill has collaborated on a number of films, music videos and book projects with amongst others, Jackie Green, Madonna, Kanye West, Weird Al Yankovic and Jim Lujan.
JIM LUJAN co-created “Revengeance” with Bill,working on the story, designs, script, music and had voiced many of the characters. Jim is anunderground animation veteran whose films include, “Freakdaddy”, “Unchained Fists”, “Mama I’m a Thug” and made for the Titmouse/6 Point Harness Rugburn Channel, “Sanjourno Must Die”. His animation has appeared at Spike and Mike’s Sick and Twisted Festival, Adult Swim. Jim creates the art, animation, music and voice-overs for his own shorts and feature films.
A Selected List of Bill’s Plympton’s Awards:
1987 Oscar Nomination for his Short Film Your Face
1991 Push Comes to Shove,won the Jury Prize, Cannes Palme d’Or
2001 EAT Grand Prize for Short Films, Cannes Film Festival Critics’ Week
Prix Canal +Cannes Court Métrage
2005 Life Time Achievement (Time Machine Award) SITGES Film Festival
2006 Special Career Award – Fantasporto Film Festival
2008 IDIOTS AND ANGELS premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on 26 April 2008
2008 IDIOTS AND ANGELS won the Special Distinction prize in the feature film category,
Annecy International Animated Film Festival
2006 Winsor McCay Award, Annie Awards by ASIFA-Hollywood
2008 MoCCA (Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art) – Cartoonist of the Year, MoCCA Art Festival
2010 Delray Beach Film Festival, “The Cow Who Wanted To Be a Hamburger”
2011 20th Annual Cinema St. Louis Film Festival, Lifetime Achievement Award
2011 Burbank International Film Festival, Pioneer in Theatrical Animation Award
2011 Action On Film International Film Festival, Lifetime Achievement Award
2013 ANIMAFicx Award, 51st Gijon International Film Festival: Cheatin
A collection of more than 180 Plympton items is held at the Academy Film Archive.
U.S. Press Quotes:
“Revengeance is a mind-fucking descent into ’70s Los Angeles scuzz.”
Walker MacMurdo, Willamette Week
“A High-minded stroll between whimsy and lunacy.”
Jay Horton, Willamette Week
“Lujan and Plympton are both masters of sleazy irreverence and their mordant, scatalogical-inflected humour is bracingly amped up in their collaboration. Together, they have produced an unbridled, caustic, grotesquely comic vision of America that feels particularly timely.”
Virginie Sélavy, Sight & Sound
French Reviewers: “A psychedelic thriller on a paranoiac America in the dirty and cool style of Plympton.Crazy and cool”
“Bikers, eccentric girls, tattooed mouths – the Maverick of the animation realize a thriller like Tarantino, virulent and ironic. Completely disturbs and full of humor”