IDIOTS AND ANGELS
A dark comedy about a man's battle for his soul. Angel is a selfish, abusive, morally bankrupt man who hangs out at his local bar, berating the other patrons. One day, Angel mysteriously wakes up with a pair of wings on his back. The wings make him do good deeds, contrary to his nature. He desperately tries to rid himself of the good wings, but eventually finds himself fighting those who view the wings as their ticket to fame and fortune. www.idiotsandangels.com
Hair High is a high school gothic myth kind of film. Similar to Carrie [directed by Brian De Palma]. For the first time in animation and internet history, the public was able to watch, from beginning to end, the creation of his new work through a camera looking over his shoulder. Featuring voices of David & Keith Carradine, Sarah Silverman, Justin Long, Dermot Mulroney and music by Maureen McElheron & Hank Bones.
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Mutant Aliens is the story of an American astronaut stranded in space who returns to Earth with his alien army for revenge. Music by Maureen McElheron & Hank Bones.
"Mutant Aliens"is currently available as a graphic novel and DVD. Watch the trailer and order the "Mutant Aliens" merch on-line now.
I MARRIED A STRANGE PERSON
It's "Akira" with humor, "Road Runner" with humans, an animated "Pulp Fiction". It's a Heartwarming story of a newlywed couple on their wedding night. Grant, the husband, starts experiencing strange, supernatural powers and Kerry, the wife, can't cope. Whenever Grant thinks of something, it becomes reality, yet he doesn't know where these magical powers come from.
He becomes a hit on the talk-show circuit and Larson Giles, a Ted-Turner-type media mogul, who owns Smile Corp., sends his paramilitary unit, headed by the violent and not-so-bright Colonel Ferguson, to capture Grant so he can control the world-wide media. What follows is one of the most violent and bizarre battles of movie history. The film has scenes of ultra-violence that should offend everyone, and what has been called " the most bizarre and hilarious sex scene ever put to film"
"I Married a Strange Person" was featured in Dramatic Competition at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival and won the Grand Prize for Feature Films at the 1998 Annecy Animation Festival. Lions Gate Films released the movie around the U.S. in 1998 and it is now available through Universal Video. The soundtrack and storyboard can be ordered on-line.
Mondo Plympton is a fantastic journey through the strange brain of off-the-wall animator Bill Plympton, featuring his classic shorts, plus some of his new work and stories from his animated life.
After years of traveling the world showing his films and speaking about animation, he's finally put together a cartoon tour de force of his best films, with an animated Bill Plympton showing such anecdotes as: his confrontation with the Disney Machine; where the violence in his films comes from; and the time he was stabbed by a naked transvestite on the first day of shooting his live-action feature film "J. Lyle". Included are a number of his classic films, from "Draw!", to 1995's "How to Make Love to a Woman", plus some commercials that were banned because of their violence.
The film has now been released on video and can be ordered on-line.
A songwriter is given 47 minutes to write a hit or lose his job and his sweetheart in Bill Plympton's critically acclaimed full-length feature film "THE TUNE". Written by Plympton and P. C. Vey (author of If Cats Could Talk), along with songwriter Maureen McElheron (who also scored "Your Face"), the film was released nationwide and is currently being featured on the Bravo Channel.
Featuring ten songs that each pay homage to different forms of American popular music, "THE TUNE" follows the adventures of Del, a nerdy carrot-topped songwriter, after he takes a wrong exit from a cloverleaf and finds himself stranded in Flooby Nooby, a strange and unfamiliar farming town. He is led around by the town's mayor and learns from the townspeople how to write songs from the heart and not from a rhyming dictionary. Along the way he meets an astonishing array of characters, including a psycho-babbling guru and even a hip-swiveling canine Elvis impersonator.