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Bill Plympton

Salma Hayek on Children, on Love and Kahlil Gibran's the Prophet

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 08.06.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

When a Hollywood superstar strives to help heal the world, just a little, I'm impressed. But when a movie star does it over and over again, uses her influence to create projects that help bridge the divide and help us understand "the other" we're so often afraid of, I can't help but call her a heroine.

City Walk: Popular TV Series Explores the World, Step by Step

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 08.05.2015 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

I love a success story. Just two years ago, the unique TV series City Walk took its first steps, exploring urban environments from Portland to New York City in a hip, revisionist way: by strolling them.

Bill Plympton, the Anti-Disney Goes Cheatin'

Brandon Judell | Posted 06.13.2015 | Arts
Brandon Judell

Bill Plympton is not a genius, or so he insists, although none of his thousands of fans would be shocked if a MacArthur "Genius Grant" came his way.

Master Animator Bill Plympton Brings Cheatin' to America, and Opens the HollyShorts Film Festival

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 08.14.2014 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

Cheatin' is the new feature film from Bill Plympton, animator par excellence and big hit in France, where the populace gets him. Well, America, it's our turn.

Cinefantastique's Here's What's Going On: Loki Commandeers Comic-Con

Dan Persons | Posted 09.22.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Norse gods are such buttinskies,.. Syfy wants to take 12 MONKEYS to series... Bill Plympton salutes those CHEATIN' hearts...

Cinefantastique's New York Comic-Con 2012: Bill Plympton

Dan Persons | Posted 12.18.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Just because last year saw the publication of a mammoth retrospective of his work, that doesn't mean cartoonist Bill Plympton is putting away his pencils just yet.

WATCH: 'The Simpsons' Get Re-Imagined

Posted 04.16.2012 | Comedy

Over the years "The Simpsons" have invited Banksy and John Kricfalusi to animate their iconic opening sequence, and the April 15 episode added a new c...

Follow Your Dreams

George Heymont | Posted 02.28.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

The first time I saw one of Bill Plympton's animated shorts was at one of the Spike & Mike Festivals of Animation. It wasn't long before Plympton's hallucinogenic adventures in storytelling were delighting audiences at the Sick and Twisted Festivals of Animation.

Cinefantastique's New York Comic Con 2011: Random Hunks o' Con (Video)

Dan Persons | Posted 12.19.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Cinefantastique hit the floor of New York Comic Con 2011 and discovered... people. Lots 'n' lots of people.

Cinefantastique Post-Mortem: Special Stream-of-Consciousness Episode, Featuring The Tempest

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Having survived the rocky shoals of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Steve Biodrowski, Lawrence French, and Dan Persons decid...

Q&A Exclusive: Twice Oscar-Nominated Animator Bill Plympton Releases His Surreal Idiots and Angels

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

If anyone should be considered the American dean of indie animators, it would the New York-based master artist Bill Plympton. I talk to him to him about his work and his latest feature film, the wordless Idiots and Angels.

DVDs -- Life On Mars and Those Clever Brits

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Life On Mars is one more terrific example of how the Brits do TV so well, especially drama.