Academy Award nominated animator Bill Plympton brings his new award-winning feature film to Huntington for the film’s NY and East Coast debut.

After an 8-year hiatus from feature film making, two-time Academy Award nominee Bill Plympton, the “King of Indie Animation”, will returns to Long Island’s Cinema Arts Centre for the East Coast & New York premiere of his new animated feature film, Slide. The screening will take place on Sunday, February 18th at 2:15 PMand will feature an in-person introduction by Plympton, and a post-film reception where the legendary animator will draw impromptu cartoons for every audience member.

Nominated twice for Academy Awards, renowned animator, illustrator, and cartoonist Bill Plympton received his first Oscar nomination in 1988 for the short film Your Face. Also the winner of the Cannes Grand Prix du Jury among other honors, Plympton is the first person to hand draw an entire animated feature film, with Slide being his ninth hand-drawn feature. Along with many shorts, MTV ID’s, and Simpsons’ couch gags, his impressive resume has earned Plympton status as the “King of Indie Animation.”

About Slide:

What if Clint Eastwood and Mel Brooks became cartoonists to create the wackiest, most surreal musical western ever? The result might be legendary animator Bill Plympton’s mythical cowboy showdown with eco-villains intent on paving over idyllic Sourdough Creek. Plympton’s wit and surreal animation takes on the fight for the wild west’s fading glory, peppered with swinging western tunes penned by musician & singer Maureen McElheron. In December 2023, Slide won the Los Angeles Animation Festival’s Best Feature Film and Best Feature Director.  (2024, 80 min)

Plympton describes Slide as, “different from any other animated film I’ve ever seen”.


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