Plymptoons has unveiled a new trailer and poster for Bill Plympton’s mockumentary feature, ‘Hitler’s Folly’, billed as “a merciless satire” of the life of Adolf Hitler had he become a successful animator and artist.
Using World War II footage, Hitler's early artwork, and Plympton's signature animation, this dark mockumentary re-imagines history and explores Hitler's unfulfilled animation career in the spirit of The Producers by Mel Brooks, Der Fuhrer's Face by Walt Disney and Blitz Wolf by Tex Avery. Hitler’s Folly stars Dana Ashbrook (Twin Peaks) as Josh and Nate Steinwachs as Hitler.
Written, directed, designed, and animated by Plympton, who has long been hailed as the “King of Indie Animation”, ’Hitler’s Folly’ will be released for free via plymptoons.com on Friday, June 3.
The film will premier in New York on Wednesday, June 1 at 7:00pm at the SVA Theater (333 W. 23rd Street), followed by a Q &A with Plympton. After the screening, Plympton will also do special live drawings of a character from the film for interested fans. The screening is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required for admittance via email@example.com (link sends e-mail), and seating for the event is strictly on a first-come, first-served basis.
Plymptom has received two Oscar nominations for his animated short, ‘Your Face’, in 1987, and agin in 2005 for the short ‘Guard Dog’. His film ‘Push Comes to Shove’ won the prestigious Cannes Palme d'Or in 1991, and, in 2001, his short film ‘Eat’ won the Grand Prize for Short Films at Cannes Critics’ Week.