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Plymptoons [DVD] [1985] [US Import]

Bill Plympton    DVD
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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  • Directors: Bill Plympton
  • Writers: Bill Plympton, P.C. Vey
  • Producers: Bill Plympton
  • Format: Animated, Colour, DVD-Video, PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Unrated (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Sling Shot
  • DVD Release Date: 19 Jan 1999
  • Run Time: 6 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00000ILG4
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 238,202 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good compilation 9 Jan 2010
By Edward
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
A comprehensive compilation of Plymton's work, including the reason I actually purchased the dvd: 'your face'. Interesting to see the evolution of his work.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good stuff 29 Mar 2005
I first stumbled across 'Plymtoons' one summer whilst watching Monty Python on the Paramount channel, and how surprised I was to find such a violent cartoon that comes across as nothing more than a few charming skits. I was delighted to find out that there is a DVD of all his quirky work on this show, but irate that there don't seem to be any around. So, thank you Bill for good times and hurry up Amazon and get them back in stock.
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61 of 70 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent DVD 29 Dec 1999
By J. Paulsonn - Published on
The 16 animated shorts on this DVD represent a wide array of animation styles, all Academy Award winners and nominees from 1978-1990.
They are: CREATURE COMFORTS (Nick Park - winner, 1990); BALANCE (Lauenstein - winner, 1989); TECHNOLOGICAL THREAT (Kroyer - nominee, 1988); THE CAT CAME BACK (Barker - nominee, 1988); YOUR FACE (Plympton - nominee, 1987); A GREEK TRAGEDY (Van Goethem - winner, 1986); ANNA & BELLA (Ring - winner, 1985); THE BIG SNIT (Condie - nominee, 1985); CHARADE (Minnis - winner, 1984); SUNDAE IN NEW YORK - (Picker - winner, 1983); THE GREAT COGNITO (Vinton - nominee, 1982); TANGO (Rybczynski - winner, 1982); THE FLY (Rofuscz - winner, 1980); CRAC! (Back - winner, 1981); EVERY CHILD (Fedorenco and Lamb - winner, 1979); SPECIAL DELIVERY (Wheldon and Macaulay - winner, 1978).
A thoroughly delightful collection!
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The world according to Plympton 23 Mar 2000
By Michael Sean - Published on
Thanks to frequent exposure on MTV and several touring animation festivals, Bill Plympton's distinctive style is now widely recognized, even if the man behind the pencil isn't. While it's not really 'the complete works,' this DVD collects an hour's worth of his early short films, from his cut-out animation piece "Lucas, The Ear of Corn" from 1977 to 1990's "Plymptoons," a medley of his numerous 'microtoons' that were featured regularly on MTV's "Liquid Television." He earned a 1988 Oscar nomination for Best Animation with "Your Face," a musical short scored and sung by Maureen McElheron (who Plympton would work with again on his feature film "The Tune"). For the sake of completeness, we also get his television commercials for "Trivial Pursuit" and "Nutrasweet," a public service message on acid rain (another MTV staple), and his 1987 TV pilot for "Love In The Fast Lane," a series that never got picked up. Whether you already know the man's work, or you just enjoy attending animation festivals, this disc is a decent showcase of some of his short films. For more by Bill Plympton, check out "Mondo Plympton," which features more of his recent work.
9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars AKA Plymptoons done the right way.... 15 Aug 2004
By Erich Mohr - Published on
If there is any confusion between this DVD and 'The Complete Works of Bill Plympton', relax, this is very nearly the same DVD.

The "Classic Works" differs from "Complete Works" in that it is a more complete version than the previous VHS and DVD editions of "Plymptoons". The director's commentary, which was badly needed in the first transfer to DVD, finally makes an appearance in this version. Bill's commentary is the reading of some notes at the beginning of each short, some technical, some biographical, all interesting in spite of the monotone in which it is delivered. But, hey, Bill never claimed to be an actor. This version also has a few more 'extras' in the form of a stills gallery. The gallery has some key frames, as well as concepts passed over from "25 Way to Quit Smoking". Also, at the end of "Plymptoons 1990" there is a little extra film footage. There are also a few additional shorts in the 'Rarities' section.

This version is also more NC-17 than the older releases, which are more PG. NOTHING Bill does should ever be called PC, so please don't expect moments of happy smiley crap to come floating out of the screen. The interviews are frank, with some colorful language and explicit footage of some of his later works. For those wishing to encourage the younger animator, the "Complete Works" version is much better suited for the younger audience.
12 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great DVD! 12 May 2002
By TimothyFarrell22 - Published on
I would highly reccomend this DVD to any animation fan. There are a few shorts that are not up to the others ("A Greek Tragedy", "Your Face") but there are no really bad selections. There are a few standouts, however. "The Great Cogniteo" is a hillarious visual fest, from the guy who did the "Calafornia Raisans" commercials; "Crac!" a long but undeniably clever veiw of Montreal from the veiw of a rocking chair; "The Big Snit", and "The Cat Came Back", two Canadian shorts that contain more laughs than most feature films; and "Balance", a powerful claymation film, which seems to be making a statement against the Bush-area communisum threats. The DVD is worth it just for those selections. 10 out of 10 for whoever compiled this one.
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lives up to it's title 15 Dec 2001
By steve segal - Published on
This is without a doubt the best and most diverse collection of animated shorts ever compiled. There are very few that I wouldn't want to watch many times (I could do without the undeserved Oscar winner A GREEK TRAGEDY ). The highest high points are the hysterical THE CAT CAME BACK and THE BIG SNIT, the thought-provoking BALANCE the inventive CREATURE COMFORTS the awe inspiring TANGO and THE FLY, I could go on, they're all great.
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