The World Animation Celebration will offer the only West Coast screening of "Mutant Aliens," Bill Plympton's new animated feature that premiered at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival. This sci-fi comedy about totally evil but cuddly aliens coming to Earth to get their revenge won the Feature Film Grand Prix at the 2001 Annecy Animation Festival. Bill Plympton, who did all the animation, will be present at the screening. He will also be signing copies of his graphic novel of "Mutant Aliens." The first 50 attendees will get special collectible viewers with raunchy stills from the film. The event will take place on Wednesday, August 8, 2001 at 9:45 pm at the Egyptian Theater, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. For more information visit www.wacfest.com
Bill Plympton has updated his appearances page. In the upcoming months, "Mutant Aliens" and "Eat" will be appearing at the following festivals: Just for Laughs Festival, Montreal, Quebec Canada, July 12 - 22, 2001; Jerusalem Film Festival, Jerusalem, Israel, July 12 - 21, 2001; Anima Mundi Festival, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 13 - 22 and Sao Paulo, Brazil, July 25 - 29, 2001; Melbourne International Film Festival, Melbourne, Australia, July 18 - August 5, 2001; Woods Hole Film Festival, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, August 1 - 5, 2001; World Animation Celebration, Hollywood, California USA, August 7 - 12, 2001; Edinburgh International Film Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland, August 12 - 26, 2001; International Film Festival, Deauville, France, August 31 - September 3, 2001; and New York Animation Festival, Cinema Village, New York, September 14 - 20, 2001. Bill Plympton will be appearing at most of these festivals, plus the Woodstock Film Festival, New York, September 20 - 23, 2001. He will also present a Masterclass at Quickdraw Animation Society, Calgary, Alberta Canada, September 28 - 30, 2001.