Bill Plympton

Bill Plympton
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Plympton at the SVA Theatre in Manhattan in September 2013
Born(1946-04-30) April 30, 1946 (age 72)
Portland, Oregon, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
EducationPortland State University
School of Visual Arts
Known forAnimation
Notable workYour Face, Guard Dog, The Tune, Cheatin'
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Bill Plympton (born April 30, 1946)[1] is an American animator, graphic designer, cartoonist, and filmmaker best known for his 1977 and 1987 Academy Award-nominated animated short Your Face and Lucas the Ear of Corn and his series of shorts Guard Dog, Guide Dog, Hot Dog and Horn Dog.

Early life

Plympton was born in Portland, Oregon, the son of Wilda Jean (Jerman) and Donald F. Plympton,[2][3] and was raised on a farm in nearby Oregon City, with five siblings.[1] From 1964 to 1968, he studied Graphic Design at Portland State University, where he was a member of the film society and worked on the yearbook. In 1968, he transferred to the School of Visual Arts[2] in New York City, where he majored in cartooning. He graduated from SVA in 1969.[4]

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