World Festival of Animated Film /
short film edition 3 - 8 June 2014
World Festival of Animated Film / short film edition 3 - 8 June 2014
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Slide / Slide


Slide / Slide

Bill Plympton

United States / 2023 / 80' 0''



Slide is the tale of a mythical cowboy who appears in a corrupt logging town and with the aid of his slide guitar and a giant Hellbug, battles the evil mayor and his equally selfish twin brother to clean up Sourdough Creek. Most of the action takes place in the twins' LuckyBuck Saloon, where Slide (the cowboy) performs with a three-piece band. Delilah, one of the saloon girls, falls for Slide and wants to leave town and become a singing star. To make matters more bizarre, a Hollywood film company arrives to shoot a romantic adventure movie there, but they need a beautiful lake for the setting. The twins are forced to build a dam in a week and the rushed schedule leads to s bad engineering job and a climax of horror and retribution.

Bill Plympton

Bill Plympton is considered the King of Indie Animation, and was the first person to hand draw an entire animated feature film. In 1987, he was nominated for an Oscar® for his animated short Your Face. In 2005, Bill received another Oscar nomination for his short Guard Dog. Since 1991, he's made nine animated features, The Tune, Mondo Plympton, I Married A Strange Person, Mutant Aliens, Hair High, Idiots and Angels, Cheatin', Revengeance and Slide. Bill Plympton has also collaborated with Madonna, Kanye West and Weird Al Yankovic on a number of music videos and books. In 2006, he received the Winsor McCay Lifetime Achievement Award from The Annie Awards. He also animated 8 opening ‘couch gags’ for FOX-TV's The Simpsons.



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