Bill Plympton’s “Cheatin’” Trailer

Indie animation legend Bill Plympton has released the trailer for his sixth narrative feature, Cheatin’. Plympton, who still draws every single frame of his feature films, successfully raised over $100,000 on Kickstarter to help complete the film. Cheatin’ is expected to debut this fall on the festival circuit.

The official synopsis:

In a fateful bumper car collision, Jake and Ella meet and become the most loving couple in the long history of Romance. But when a scheming “other” woman drives a wedge of jealousy into their perfect courtship, insecurity and hatred spell out an untimely fate. With only the help of a disgraced magician and his forbidden “soul machine,” Ella takes the form of Jake’s numerous lovers, desperately fighting through malfunction and deceit as they try to reclaim their destiny.


  • joel brinkerhoff

    Wow, fantastic!

  • James Fox

    Netflix pls!

  • James Madison

    This is excellent. Same great drawings and so much rich color. I have not followed who is doing what with Kickstarter/Indiegogo funding, but it is good to see a project that asked and received money, actually being produced.

  • Ant G

    Had to stop watching the trailer midway, I feel like it was telling me the whole story already like a lot of trailers tend to do nowadays, but it looks great, I cannot wait till it premieres near me. Huge Plympton fan.

  • Trill

    Hope this gets nominated for an Animated Feature Oscar because I’m tired of family-friendly stuff always making the list. Besides, this year has been pretty “meh” for animated films so far.