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Shorts Int’l Announces ‘Plymptoons Week’

Running October 11-16, ‘Plymptoons Week’ will air on ShortsHD in the U.S. and on ShortsTV in the EMEA territories.

Back in June, Shorts International acquired Oscar-nominated animation icon Bill Plympton’s entire library of award-winning shorts and feature films for global distribution on all ShortsTV and ShortsHD platforms.

Next month Shorts International will be premiering a selection of Plympton’s work during Plymptoons Week. Running October 11-16, Plymptoons Week will air on ShortsHD in the U.S., and on ShortsTV in the EMEA territories, including Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Romania, Turkey, Finland, Slovenia, Serbia, Slovakia, Bosnia and Eastern Africa. In addition, iTunes and Amazon Instant Video will launch the entire catalogue globally later this year.

“For the last 20 years, I've been holding back my animation from the internet because I made more money from TV,” Plympton told AWN. “However, the deal with Shorts International is so spectacular that I took the internet plunge, and it feels so refreshing.”

Plympton’s catalogue of animated short films include The Cow Who Wanted To be A Hamburger, Horn DogSanta: The Fascist Years (voiced by Matthew Modine), Hot DogShuteye HotelGuide DogThe Fan and The Flower (featuring the voice of Paul Giamatti), Guard DogParkingEatCan’t Drag Race With JesusSurprise CinemaMore Sex & ViolenceThe Exciting Life of A TreeSex & Violence, Plympmania, Boney DSmell The FlowersHow To Make Love To A WomanNosehairFaded RoadsDrawPush Comes To ShoveThe WisemanDig My DoTango SchmangoPlymptoons25 Ways To Quit SmokingHow To KissOne of Those Days, Drawing Lesson #2Love in The Fast LaneYour FaceBoomtown and Lucas the Ear of Corn.

Plympton’s animated feature films include Idiots and AngelsHair HighMutant AliensI Married a Strange Person and The Tune. His most recent feature is Cheatin’, in which a newlywed wife proves the depth of her love by becoming her cheating husband’s mistresses.

A pioneer in the world of animation, Plympton has previously been nominated for two Oscars and has been recognized with numerous awards, including from the Annie Awards, the Cannes Film Festival and the Annecy International Animated Film Festival, among many others.

Source: Shorts International

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.