Saturday, March 22, 2014

REVENGEANCE PRESS RELEASE

Revengeance Press Release

King of Indie Animation Bill Plympton Teams with Jim Lujan for New Feature Film
 
Plympton and Lujan together...look out animation....rowdy neighbors just moved in next door!

 Oscar nominated independent animator Bill Plympton ("Your Face", "Simpsons", "Idiots and Angels", "Cheatin") teams with underground animated filmmaker Jim Lujan ("Sanjourno Must Die", "Freakdaddy", “Spike and Mike”) for the upcoming feature-length animated film "Revengeance". Plympton will draw, animate, and produce the film, while Lujan will write, design, and voice many of the characters himself.

"Revengeance" is described as a "Tarantino-esque biker revenge dark comedy", and has entered pre-production based on the screenplay by Lujan.

What fans of Indie Animation can expect from this partnership is the blending of Plympton’s Internationally acclaimed hand-drawn surrealism with Lujan’s wry sense of well-developed characters in a tightly written narrative by Lujan. Says Plympton “I’ve been pushing the boundaries of hand-drawn animation but wanted to delve deeper into traditional story, but with that ‘edge’ that people miss with today’s formula plot lines.”

Plympton is also Executive Producer of the developing feature Magnum Farce by Ken Mora's Bella Fe Films, signaling a push from Plympton to give rise to more Indie Animation choices at the box office. Lujan, winner of the “Plympton Award for Indie Animation” last year continues to entertain fans on Titmouse’s Rugburn Channel in the YouTube serialized adventure Sanjourno Must Die and the upcoming television series "Masterfreak Theatre".

Says Lujan “Working with Bill Plympton is a mind-blowing honor. Both of us bring something complimentary and interesting to the table.” Says Plympton “Jim is one of the cleverest writers and character developers I’ve seen in years, and I love the energy, drive and humor he brings to the partnership."

Plympton and Lujan will be previewing work in progress at 2014 San Diego Comicon booth 1537. At Comicon, Plympton and Lujan will reside in what is evolving into an ‘Animation Alley’ - a neighborhood of animation including Annie Award winning Spike and Mike, Animation Magazine, Bella Fe Films, Muybridge Animation International, and ASIFA Hollywood - producers of the Annie Awards.

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THE PLYMPTON/LUJAN TEAM UP: ORIGIN STORY (from Scribble Junkies.Com)

From ScribbleJunkies.com (a wonderful site for all things Bill Plympton)

Revengeance

I first met Jim Lujan through my good buddy Ken Mora in 2009. If my memory is still intact, I recall he came to interview me on one of my visits to L.A. - perhaps I was there for the ASIFA Hollywood awards show, The Annies.

In any case, during the interview, he told me that he himself was an animator and I should check out his shorts online (how many times have I heard that request?)

Naturally, I never got around to it. Yet, I kept running into him at various animation functions: San Diego, The Annies, Burbank Film Festival, etc. He then gave me a DVD of his cartoon shorts and one day while I was bored, I slipped it into my DVD player and discovered a truly original writer, humorist, and designer.

Last year, when I was at the San Diego Comic Con, he had a booth and we hung out. Then, on my return flight, a wonderful thought occurred to me. His characters are so funny and original – Jim Lujan should do a feature film – and I could be the one to produce it. Hell, we should co-create an animated feature.

The only drawback to his animation is that the animations are very crude and raw – which in some cases is their charm. However, to do a feature film, the movement should be a lot more professional and I think I can deliver that.

When I finished the production of Cheatin', my bank account was empty and I was exhausted. Although I love the film and think it's the best thing I've done,

I was looking for a project that wasn't so labor-intensive and so complex.

So I called Jim up to suggest we work together to transform his wonderful characters onto the big screen. He loved the idea – and now he's creating a feature length script that hopefully my studio can turn into a major motion picture starting this summer.

Stay tuned to this blog for more updates on this fantastic project.

We may need to raise some money via Kickstarter so keep your checkbooks close at hand.

If you're interested, you can see Jim's wonderful shorts on
www.JimLujan.com
And tell him hello for me.
-Bill

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