Bill Plympton’s Mockumentary
HITLER’S FOLLY to release digitally June 3, 2016
As a special thank you to his loyal fans, Plympton will make film available for free download via his website: www.plymptoons.com
MAY 12, 2016 (New York) – PLYMPTOONS has announced the US release date of Bill Plympton’s new feature mockumentary HITLER’S FOLLY, a merciless satire in which Adolf Hitler is reimagined as a successful animator and artist.
HITLER’S FOLLY will be released for free download at www.plymptoons.com on Friday, June 3.
There will also be a FREE New York Premiere of HITLER’S FOLLY on Wednesday, June 1 at 7:00pm at SVA Theater (333 W 23rd St), followed by a Q and A with filmmaker Bill Plympton. After the screening, Plympton will also do special live drawings of a character from the film for interested fans.
The screening is open to the public and all of Bill’s fans.RSVP is required for admittance via: firstname.lastname@example.org. Seating is strictly on a first come first served basis on the night.
A merciless satire from Academy Award nominee Bill Plympton, HITLER’S FOLLY explores what might have happened if Adolf Hitler’s art career had been more successful and instead of becoming an evil dictator, he was inspired to become an animator like Walt Disney.
Using World War II footage, Hitler’s early artwork and Plympton’s signature animation, this dark mockumentary re-imagines history and explores Hitler’s unfulfilled animation career in the spirit of The Producers by Mel Brooks, “Der Fuhrer’s Face” by Walt Disney and “Blitz Wolf” by Tex Avery.
The film stars Dana Ashbrook (Twin Peaks) as Josh and Nate Steinwachs as Hitler.
HITLER’S FOLLY IS DIRECTED, DESIGNED, ANIMATED, AND WRITTEN BY
ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE BILL PLYMPTON.
ABOUT BILL PLYMPTON
Bill Plympton is considered the King of Indie Animation, and is the first person to hand-draw an entire animated feature film. Bill moved to New York City in 1968 and began his career creating cartoons for publications such as New York Times, National Lampoon, Playboy and Screw.
In 1987, he was nominated for an Oscar® for his animated short “Your Face.” In 2005, Bill received another Oscar® nomination, this time for his short “Guard Dog.” “Push Comes to Shove” won the prestigious Cannes 1991 Palme d’Or; and in 2001, another short film, “Eat,” won the Grand Prize for Short Films in Cannes Critics’ Week.
After producing many shorts that appeared on MTV and Spike and Mike’s, he turned his talent to feature films. Since 1991, he’s made eleven feature films. Eight of them, The Tune, Mondo Plympton, I Married A Strange Person, Mutant Aliens, Hair High, Idiots and Angels, Cheatin’ and Revengeance are all animated features.
Bill Plympton has also collaborated with Madonna, Kanye West and Weird Al Yankovic in a number of music videos and book projects. In 2006, he received the Winsor McCay Lifetime Achievement Award from The Annie Awards.
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