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ASIFA-Hollywood is presenting two animation events this month well worth your time and participation.

Bill Plympton: On Wednesday night April 11th, at 7pm, I’ll be moderating a Q&A with independent animator extraordinaire, Bill Plympton. Bill is in town to promote the opening of his feature film Hair High on April 13th at Laemmle’s Sunset 5. The ASIFA screening on Wednesday will highlight some of Bill’s latest cartoons and music videos including The Fan and the Flower, Gary Guitar, as well as a sneek peak at Hair High and the premiere of a brand new short. The screening and Q&A will be on the Dreamworks campus and to get in you must RSVP by tomorrow (Tuesday 4/10) at


The Stop-Mo Expo: Will Vinton, Corky Quakenbush , the Chiodo Bros., Mark Caballero, Seamus Walsh, Jim Aupperle, Tennessee Reid Norton, Gene Warren Jr., Randy Cook and a host of other puppet and clay luminaries will descend on Woodbury University in Burbank, on Saturday April 21st 2007, for a one day cerebration of all things stop motion. From 9am to 10pm there will be non-stop panels, screenings, how-to seminars and schmoozing. In the evening there’s a film festival of rare, classic and current stop-motion animation. There will also be an all-day display of stop-mo props, puppets and models. All tickets will be sold at the door. For more information click here.

(Image above from Monster Safari by Screen Novelties)

  • I saw Hair High in summer 2005 at a local theater. Bill Plympton was supposed to be there but was a no show.

  • I saw HAIR HIGH at the Cleveland Film Festival, back home in Cleveland, OH. I thought it had some of the best animation Bill Plympton has ever done, and the whole film is a style unlike anything I have ever seen. 1950s teen meets Horror meets Goth. Unfortunately, something is preventing Mr. Plympton from releasing the film on DVD.

    This is something that all you animators should check out.

  • Esn

    That stop motion expo looks like a very exciting event. I wonder how many people from will attend? And tickets are quite cheap, considering the prices I’ve seen at some other events.

  • HAIR HIGH is Bill Plympton’s best feature to date. If you can’t make it to the show (and now you can’t) you can purchase it on DVD on (it’s a French print so will only play on PAL capable monitors, but it IS zone free!) And there is also a terrific interview with Bill on the disc.