The life and times of a neglected stoplight.
BIO: 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 OscarÂ® for his animated short Your Face. In 2005, Bill received another OscarÂ® 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 ten feature films. Seven of them, The Tune, Mondo Plympton, I Married A Strange Person, Mutant Aliens, Hair High, Idiots and Angels, and Cheatin', 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.
Narrator: Patton Oswalt
Executive Producer(s): Rackoff-Hancock Animated Production
Producer(s): Wendy Cong Zhao
Director(s): Bill Plympton
Editor(s): Wendy Cong Zhao
Production Designer(s): Francesco Filippini
Composer(s)/Music: Mike Dragovic, Maureen McElheron
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