Shout! Factory has acquired digital and broadcast rights to the library of American indie animation legend Bill Plympton.
While Plympton has produced plenty of commissioned work throughout his career, he has always maintained ownership of his personal films, which makes a deal like this possible. The deal encompasses all seven of Plympton’s feature films (The Tune, I Married a Strange Person!, Mutant Aliens, Hair High, Idiots and Angels, Cheatin’, Revengeance) as well as over 50 of his shorts, including the Oscar-nominated films Your Face (1987) and Guard Dog (2004).
The announcement was made today by Shout! Factory founders/CEOs Bob Emmer and Garson Foos, Shout’s vp of acquisitions Jordan Fields, and on behalf of Bill Plympton, Catherine Branscome-Morrissey of New York sales agency Branscome International.