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"CHEATIN' is my 7th animated feature and the first being done in a hand-painted style with over 40,000 drawings to be colored!"
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Bill Plympton

1,334 backers pledged $100,916 to help bring this project to life.

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    1. Creator Mathew Amonson on April 2

      It's pretty disappointing after supporting a project not to receive the reward. There have been a massive number of messages sent out not relating to the award that I tried to read as many as possible, but apparently I missed the one with the reward. I tried to read as many as possible, but I only wanted to hear about the reward. Now I'm told I can buy the DVD at a discount. That wasn't the reward I signed up for. I'll be less likely to back anything in the future and tell people I had a disappointing experience where I was asked to pay more to receive an award for a project I wanted to support and experience.

    2. Creator Bill Plympton on January 29

      Great. Gracias, Jose. Please. If you're on Twitter, tweet us a picture of your DVD and we'll retweet. Include: @plymptoons @colebrax @AdamRackoff #CheatinMovie

    3. Creator Jose Luis Equiza on January 29

      DVD arrived OK in Spain today.
      Thanks for your wonderful work and count on me for the next! ; )

    4. Creator Bill Plympton on January 20

      Great! Let us know what you think!

    5. Creator Hoggel on January 20

      My DVD arrived today in Germany without problems!
      Gonna watch it tonight, thanks!!!

    6. Creator Bill Plympton on January 8

      Thanks, Robert! We will definitely be making another film in the near future.

    7. Creator Robert H Lambert on January 6

      Got the DVD! Thanks for allowing us to be a part of your legacy, it's an honor to help out an animation icon. Your work has inspired me since the early MTV spots aired. If you wanna do another film, you can count me in.

    8. Creator Paul Ellis on January 2

      I have also been waiting for the DVD. Can I get a copy of the DVD?

    9. Creator Bill Plympton on January 2

      Hi, David - Each tier had a unique package of rewards that was carefully selected for that price point.
      The $100 tier states: You’ll receive an original animation drawing from CHEATIN’ signed by Bill Plympton! Each drawing is a one-of-a-kind work of art and perfect for framing! You’ll also receive the $5 desktop image, the $10 password-protected link, the $25 digital download collection, and the $65 lithograph.
      The $140 tier states: You’ll receive an original animation drawing from CHEATIN’, a lithograph, and a DVD - ALL signed by Bill Plympton. You’ll also receive the $5 desktop image, the $10 password-protected link, and the $25 digital download collection.

      I hope this makes sense. Thank you.

    10. Creator Bill Plympton on January 2

      Hi, Trenton - Each tier had a unique package of rewards that was carefully selected for that price point.

      The $100 tier states: You’ll receive an original animation drawing from CHEATIN’ signed by Bill Plympton! Each drawing is a one-of-a-kind work of art and perfect for framing! You’ll also receive the $5 desktop image, the $10 password-protected link, the $25 digital download collection, and the $65 lithograph.

      The $140 tier states: You’ll receive an original animation drawing from CHEATIN’, a lithograph, and a DVD - ALL signed by Bill Plympton. You’ll also receive the $5 desktop image, the $10 password-protected link, and the $25 digital download collection.

      I hope this makes sense. Thank you.

    11. Creator m n on January 2

      found it. thanks.

    12. Creator trenton hancock on January 2

      I assumed anything above $40 got a DVD. That's why I pledged at the $100 level.

    13. Creator Dan Schlissel on January 2

      Dang. Thought the $500 level got the DVD as well...

    14. Creator Bill Plympton on January 1

      Yes. We sent out an update with the download link last Summer. If you can't find the update, please email us at cheatin@plymptoons.com.

    15. Creator m n on January 1

      Got my DVD, but did the digital collection link download go out?

    16. Creator Bill Plympton on December 28

      Drew - That's great! Tweet a picture of your DVD to us! #CheatinMovie @plymptoons @colebrax @AdamRackoff

    17. Creator Bill Plympton on December 28

      Trevis - please send us a picture of the smudged signature to cheatin@plymptoons.com and we'll make it right. Thank you!

    18. Creator Trevis on December 22

      Received my DVD but the signature is smudged :/.

    19. Creator Drew on December 21

      I'm on the east coast and got my DVD in the mail yesterday -

    20. Creator Bill Plympton on December 7

      The DVDs are being produced now. We should have them shortly and will begin shipping them out. Thanks!

    21. Creator Rafael Mejia on December 7

      Any ideas on when can we expect to receive the DVDs? Btw, the film was beautiful!

    22. Creator Frogacuda on September 26, 2014

      Well it did state that the stream would only be available for a limited time. Of course, if you're savvy there are ways to save a stream for offline viewing, so it's not really a big deal.

    23. Creator momo metro on September 18, 2014

      Always a pleasure to see you animation. I also enjoyed that new coloring it works very well with the shading and in movement. Really liked how the dialogues were handled, that's animation to me. The power to go beyond word, no need ot subtitle or translation, its simply clear!
      The only thing that bothered me was the fact the pledge didnt state that the password protected link to the film would available for 3 weeks ONLY. Communication is, especially with backers, very important as next time I'll think twice before pitching for your films or Ill just wait for the DVD.

      But I am still happy I contributed to a Plymptoon.

    24. Creator Bret Burks on August 28, 2014

      Fantastic and moving film. Thank you.

    25. Creator Rick D on August 25, 2014

      Hi, Bill! Thanks for the link to the full film! I was able to see Cheatin' here in Houston last April, during the film festival here. Is the version that you have online the same film as that shown during the festival last April? It seems that the pacing was a bit different--but that could just be the difference between watching it on a big screen in a theater, and watching it
      at home. I enjoyed the film both times. I'm glad I was able to help.

    26. Creator Martin DeRiso on July 26, 2014

      Thanks Bill! Good luck in August!

    27. Creator Bill Plympton on July 26, 2014

      Ronald - After playing successfully in a number of film festivals, we'll finally have a limited theatrical engagement in mid-August (for one week in LA) to qualify for the Oscars. Once this happens, we will be allowed to release the password-protected links to view the entire film online in HD. The DVDs will take longer as the film won't be released commercially until the fall.

    28. Creator Ronald Díaz Untiveros on July 25, 2014

      Hi Bill
      After a looooong time I resume and checked my websites and I realize this project was succesfully funded. My pledge tells me that I should have had recieved by January this year... But i didnt. Any news on that?
      Thanx

    29. Creator Bill Plympton on June 19, 2014

      Thank you! That would be true for an animated short. Unfortunately FEATURE length animated films must be theatrically released in Los Angeles County to be eligible for nomination.

    30. Creator momo metro on June 19, 2014

      Congratulation for the Annecy Win of Prix du Jury! (anyone who didnt know Cheatin won the jury prize at the annecy animation film festival) That means you are in for the oscars! Or do you still need the LA screening?

    31. Creator Andrew Simpson on May 14, 2014

      Just received my drawing and lithograph, simply beautiful. Thank you Bill for allowing us to be a part of your newest film, I can't wait to see it!

    32. Creator Jeff Jamieson on April 30, 2014

      Just received my drawing. Amazing Bill. Can't wait to frame and hang them. Thank you so much.

    33. Creator Sean Mahoney on April 30, 2014

      Got mine today and they are great! Can't wait to see the film!

    34. Creator Jon Bloom on April 25, 2014

      I got my drawing and print and they are AWESOME! Thanks Bill!

    35. Creator Sean Mahoney on April 22, 2014

      Can't wait to receive the artwork!

    36. Creator Bill Plympton on April 18, 2014

      @Lucas - the original drawings and prints are shipping flat. Many people have already received there's. More are in transit and the rest are going out this week and next. The international ones will certainly take a little longer to reach their destinations. Thanks!

    37. Creator Lucas on April 18, 2014

      Hello! I wanted to know what's the package like for the original drawing+lithograph. Tube or flat? dimensions? thanks a lot — can't wait to receive it.

    38. Creator Bill Plympton on April 15, 2014

      @Andrew - We sent out an update on March 29. Are you not getting the update emails? Here's the update again:

      Hi,

      We've been working like crazy to get more of the rewards out the door. In fact, some of you should be receiving packages in the next few weeks. We're doing our best to fulfill all the rewards this spring - except for the password-protected link and DVDs of CHEATIN'. As previously mentioned, those can't be released until after our Oscar-qualifiying theatrical run this summer or fall. The film continues to play at film festivals while we look for distribution and plan our Oscar campaign. Small changes may even be necessary to the film before we can distribute, so rest assured, we'll be sharing the FINAL film with you as soon as we're allowed to do so without jeopardizing our Oscar chances. If you pledged for a lithograph print, original animation drawing, or caracature, keep your eyes out for packages from us in the coming month and tweet us pictures to @plymptoons when they arrive.

      Thanks,

      BP

    39. Creator Andrew Heinz on April 15, 2014

      Can we please have an update as promised.

    40. Creator Bill Plympton on March 29, 2014

      Francisco, have you been reading the updates? Unfortunately everything has been delayed. We'll be sending out another update next week. Thanks.

    41. Creator Francisco on March 29, 2014

      Mr. Plympton,
      I didn't receive the links nor the other rewards. Any news?

    42. Creator Bill Plympton on January 30, 2014

      Can't wait to share Cheatin' with you and everyone at the Holland Animation Film Festival!

    43. Creator Matty on January 30, 2014

      Delighted to hear you'll soon be bringing Cheatin' to the Netherlands to open the Holland Animation Film Festival. See you there!

    44. Creator Bill Plympton on January 8, 2014

      Hi, Jamil and Daniel - I sent out the following update recently regarding the rewards. Let me know if you have any questions

      http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/billplympton/bill-plymptons-cheatin-an-animated-feature-film/posts/690260

    45. Creator daniel on January 6, 2014

      any news on when the kickstarter
      backer will receive their rewards...

    46. Creator Jamil LAhham on December 6, 2013

      Hey guys, this might have been answered here before but is there a new eta for the rewards? thanks

    47. Creator Pamela V. on July 17, 2013

      Bill and team -- Wow! The trailer looks great! Thank you for giving us backers a sneak peek!! Can't wait to buy tickets when the finished project makes the circuit. (Happy happy happy for you!)

    48. Creator Francisco on June 8, 2013

      Mr. Plympton,
      Congratulations about the sucess of the project!
      But I ask you: please take care with the packages. I received some books of other Kickstarter projects very damaged by the postal service. Look, a lot of the backers are comics/art collectors and we like to receive our books and other products in perfect conditions. I will let these mesages in all the projects that I participated.
      Thank you very much
      Francisco Jacobina

    49. Creator Bill Plympton on February 20, 2013

      Gen - So just to clarify, you want the $140 package of rewards plus the "special thanks" credit, is that correct? I just want to make sure since the $200 tier does not include the signed DVD, but the $140 tier does not include the book. Please email us at cheatin@plymptoons.com with your preference. Thanks!

    50. Creator Gen on February 20, 2013

      Greetings - this may be a "feature" of Kickstarter. I backed for an initial $140, but then increased to $200 (honestly, to get a credit at the end of Cheatin' more than anything else - 1.5 seconds of fame, y'know?). But Kickstarter lists me at $140...

      Hate to be greedy and all - but still hoping for a "special thanks" mention...

      A loyal fan in any case - GM

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