The 16th edition of the Holland Animation Film Festival opens with the premiere of the animated feature, “Monty Python: A Liar’s Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman.”
On Wednesday, March 20, the 16th edition of the Holland Animation Film Festival (HAFF) opens with the premiere of an anything but usual biopic, A Liar’s Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman.
The film features 1980 sound recordings in which Graham Chapman, one of the founders of the legendary Monty Python comedy troupe, details his controversial memoirs. Fifteen different animation studios were used to animate his personal life, in which he moves from a disadvantaged neighborhood to stardom.
This film leads you through Chapman’s eccentric life, from his experiences as a comedian to his many sexual adventures. The film shows some resemblance to the original Python in style and humor, but is also completely different, because the graphic artists clearly got the assignment to exceed even the absurdist Terry Gilliam in style.
Apart from Graham Chapman, who we hear as himself, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Philip Bulcock, Carol Cleveland, Cameron Diaz and Margarita Doyle contributed to this film.
Source: Holland Animation Film Festival
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.