ShortsHD, an HD TV network dedicated to short movies, is unlocking the “King of Indie Animation’s” treasure trove of award-winning shorts and features. An entire week of content created by the iconic animator Bill Plympton will begin Saturday October 11th, and will mark the first time that fans can watch Plympton’s entire iconic catalogue of movies in one place – including many he’s kept carefully guarded for decades.
In addition ShortsHD is announcing that it will be releasing Plympton’s catalogue on iTunes and Amazon Instant Video platforms in November.
Plympton’s work begins airing on October 11th during ShortsHD’s popular Editors Pick program at 8pm, segueing into Bill Plympton is Funny during Top Ten at 8:30pm. The network will be showing compilations of his work every night at 8:30pm all week. Plympton will also be part of ShortsHD’s Stars in Short spotlight which airs on Mondays at 8:30pm. ShortsHD will also be airing 5 of Plympton’s feature films, beginning with The Tune premiering October 11th.
Plympton’s catalogue animated short films include: The Cow Who Wanted To be A Hamburger, Horn Dog, Santa: The Fascist Years (Voiced by Matthew Modine), Hot Dog, Shuteye Hotel, Guide Dog, The Fan and The Flower(Featuring the voice of Paul Giamatti), Guard Dog, Parking, Eat, Can’t Drag Race With Jesus, Surprise Cinema,More Sex & Violence, The Exciting Life of A Tree, Sex & Violence, Plympmania, Boney D, Smell The Flowers,How To Make Love To A Woman, Nosehair, Faded Roads, Draw, Push Comes To Shove, The Wiseman, Dig My Do, Tango Schmango, Plymptoons, 25 Ways To Quit Smoking, How To Kiss, One of Those Days, Drawing Lesson #2, Love in The Fast Lane, Your Face, Boomtown, and Lucas The Ear of Corn.
“Bill’s iconic catalogue of edgy, animated content is truly incredible. We are delighted to be the first channel that will premiere Bill Plympton’s entire catalog beginning with PLYMPTOONS week, said Carter Pilcher, Chief Executive of ShortsHD. It’s a major accomplishment for our network and we are looking forward to the showcase.”
Commented Bill Plympton: “For the last 20 years, I’ve been holding back my animation from the internet because I made more money from TV. However, the deal with Shorts International is so spectacular that I took the internet plunge, and it feels so refreshing.”
Plympton is on the fast track in 2014, in addition to the ShortsHD premeire, he’s also recently released his new animated feature film Cheatin’ in Los Angeles theatres. Plympton personally hand-drew all of the 40,000 individual Cheatin’ frames.