Written on 25th Jul 2012.

ShortsTV™ (www.ShortsTV.com), the world’s only TV network dedicated to short movies is launching this week a special collection of short films from animation icon Bill Plympton on Animate!. Airing tomorrow, the ShortsTV™ ANIMATE! Special will feature a series of animated short films from the award-winning animator.
The special will also feature the world premiere of the ShortsTV™ documentary film: BILL PLYMPTON RESTORES MCCAY’S THE FLYINGHOUSE, a short doc featuring interviews with Plympton and Mathew Modine (The Dark Knight Rises). Plympton and his team are hard at work restoring one of the earliest animations by the father of animation Winsor McCay—his animated classic 1921 short film The Flying House, which is being voiced by Modine.

The documentary short will be followed by other Plympton classic animation films including: THE COW THAT WANTED TO BE A HAMBURGER and INGRIDPITT: BEYOND THE FORREST

The special kicks off this Wednesday July 25 at 8pm and 11pm EST/5pm and 8pm PST and repeats on Saturday July 28 at 8pm and 11pm EST and 5pm and 8pm PST.

“Bill Plympton is a cult figure amongst animators, and is known by audiences for his distinctive style and hilarious imagination,” said Carter Pilcher, Chief Executive of ShortsTV. “We’re thrilled to bring our audiences some of Bill’s most entertaining films plus the inside scoop on his restoration of Winsor McCay’s historic 1921 animated short—it’s an amazing undertaking.”

Bill Plympton is an Oscar® nominated animator. He is a cartoonist, director, screenwriter and producer best known for his 1987 Academy Award® nominated shorts Your Face and Guard Dog. Plympton’s cartoons have appeared in such magazines as Viva, Penthouse, Rolling Stone, National Lampoon, and Glamour. Plympton’s credits include a slew of animated features, documentaries, live-action features, animated shorts, compilations, music videos and commercials.

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