Last month Bill Plympton‘s outrageously funny and dazzling animated romance
“Cheatin’” opened in theaters across the country and on Vimeo on Demand. The award-winning film was Kickstarter-backed by Pylmpton’s fans around the world and has received widespread critical acclaim. Now, the “King
of Indie Animation” has returned to Kickstarter to ask animation fans to support his new Tarantino-esque animated feature film, “Revengeance.” The film, a
biker revenge dark comedy, mark’s Plympton’s eighth animated feature. You can check out an exclusive
preview of the movie HERE.
For the first time in his career, Plympton is collaborating on a
film; co-creating “Revengeance” with underground animator and cartoonist
(“Sanjourno Must Die,” “Spike and Mike,” “Freakdaddy”). The talented voice cast includes Dave Foley (“The
Kids in the Hall”), Kristina Wong, Lalo Alcaraz, Ken Mora, Jim Lujan himself, and actor Matthew Modine.
Modine, a long-time supporter of independent animation, is best known as
in Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket,” and as
“Deputy Commissioner Peter Foley” in Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight
Rises.” He can next
be seen in this Summer’s new TNT drama, “Proof,” opposite Jennifer
previously voiced two short films (“Santa,” “The Fascist Years” and “The
Flying House”) by
Plympton and executive produced Plympton’s “Cheatin’.”
“Bill’s new feature with Jim Lujan looks like a blast. I’m excited to voice both
‘Sid,’ a biker gang member, and ‘Master,’ a cult leader! It’s fun
doing character work like this and I love traditional hand-drawn
animation,” said Matthew
produce, animate, and
direct “Revengeance” while Lujan will write, design, compose music,
and voice many of the characters. Producer Adam Rackoff who served as
on Plympton’s “The Flying House” and “Cheatin’” is returning to
Executive Produce “Revengeance.” The film has already begun production and
is based on an
original screenplay written by Lujan.
Plympton’s Cheatin’ was a Kickstarter darling. The campaign,
launched in 2012, raised $100,916, nearly $26,000 past the fundraising
Commented Bill Plympton: “I met Jim Lujan years ago when he
interviewed me about my film Idiots and Angels, and he gave me some of
his DVDs. I was really
impressed by his work and asked him if he’d be interested in
collaborating on a film. When he sent me the script for ‘Revengeance’ it
was like discovering a
new world—the underbelly of Los Angeles with bikers, gangsters,
drug dealers, crooked politicians, and prostitutes. It was really dark
and fascinating. I
was so excited to make his film and thus the pre- production journey
began. It’s a delight to come back to Kickstarter and officially launch ‘Revengeance!’ I
think Kickstarter is the future for independent filmmaking.”
Added Jim Lujan: “Getting to know Bill through the years has really
been inspiring. He truly is the “king of indie animation” and such a
great person. Bill
has kicked doors down and allowed me to learn from him. I couldn’t
ask for a better collaborator on ‘Revengeance’ and we are thrilled to get
this project off
There is only week left to support this promising and unique project. Supporters can receive a
variety of rewards including signed DVDs, Blu-rays, rare artwork,
original animation drawings, and personal caricatures by Plympton. For
the right price,
fans can even have their likeness animated into the film as an
Other rewards for the “Revengeance” campaign include:
-A private link to the
finished film for a pledge of only $15 or more,
-An exclusive “Revengeance”
autographed by Plympton for pledges of $35 or more,
Blu-ray of the film hand-signed by Plympton for pledges of $75 or more.
-For backers who can
pledge $100, you can get either an original animation drawing from
“Revengeance” or a collection of limited edition caricature prints from
Bill’s early years
as an illustrator.
-Those who pledge $300 can get a classic animation drawing from one “Your Face,” The Tune,” “How to Kiss” or Plympton’s MTV work
-Fans who pledge $400 or $499 will be able to select a classic production cel or drawing from “Your Face,” The Tune,” “How to Kiss” or Plympton’s MTV work
– $500 or more, will get you “Bill Plympton’s Super
Fan Package” and a “special thanks” credit at the end of the film. This
includes nearly all of Plympton’s animated films and books, with
everything autographed (6 DVDs, 2 CDs, 2 posters, and 3 books).
pledges $1,000 or
more, fans receive an original 8.5 x 11 in Wanted poster featuring a
caricature of themselves hand-drawn by Plympton.
-For the first
time, fans can be
animated into a Plympton film as an “extra” for pledges of $1,500 or more.
For the complete list
of rewards, please visit the “Revengeance” Kickstarter page.
Bill Plympton is widely considered to be the “King of Indie Animation.” He has been nominated for Academy Awards for “Your Face” (1987) and “Guard Dog” (2004)
and is the first person to hand-animate an entire feature film entirely by himself. Bill and his team have been busy keeping up with the hundreds of
questions and requests that continue to come through the Kickstarter message boards. To view the Kickstarter page and pledge your support, please visit: http://kck.st/1aEhcVG. The campaign ends on May 21.
“Revengeance” is directed, animated, and produced by Bill Plympton; written, designed, voiced, and scored by Jim Lujan; and Executive Produced by Adam
Rackoff and Matthew Modine.
Official Film Website: http://www.revengeancemovie.com