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"REVENGEANCE is my 8th hand-drawn animated feature film and the first being done with a creative partner, writer/artist Jim Lujan!"
"REVENGEANCE is my 8th hand-drawn animated feature film and the first being done with a creative partner, writer/artist Jim Lujan!"
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 NEW "STRETCH" GOAL OF $90,000!

KEEP PLEDGING!!! $80,000 was the bare minimum we needed to move forward! Help us reach our stretch goal for P&A (prints and advertising). Thank you!

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NEW REWARD! CLASSIC PRODUCTION CELS & DRAWINGS NOW AVAILABLE!

This is your chance to own a piece of animation history! I went through my archive and hand-picked 55 original cels and animation drawings from my most iconic work. These are the cream of the crop! There are three new tiers to choose from – $300, $400, or $499. For $499 you can now own a rare drawing from YOUR FACE, HOW TO KISS, THE TUNE, or MTV. And the best part - you can pick your favorite! That's right! Simply make your pledge and email kickstarter@plymptoons.com with the number you want. All selections are on a first-come, first-served basis. To be safe, always send us your 1st and 2nd choice and we'll confirm which one you'll be receiving. Scroll down to the Rewards section to see scans of ALL 55 choices. If you've already backed the project, don't worry! You can either change your reward or ADD this reward to your existing reward. Just increase your pledge by the appropriate amount and email us with your selection. As an added bonus, you'll also receive an original production drawing from REVENGEANCE!

Scroll down to the Rewards section to see the full selection!
Scroll down to the Rewards section to see the full selection!

BONUS REWARD: ALL BACKERS GET ACCESS TO NEW HD RESTORATIONS OF YOUR FACE & GUARD DOG!

I'm thrilled to announce that The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has just finished preserving my two Oscar nominated short films, YOUR FACE (1987) and GUARD DOG (2004). These films were shot on film before the digital revolution, but the 35mm negatives were in really bad shape. Thanks to The Academy Film Archive, we now have new 1080p high definition digital masters of each film. They did new 2K scans of the original negatives and spent hours removing dust and water spots. I then supervised an all-new color correction. These films have NEVER looked this good!

If we reach our goal, EVERY backer will get a password-protected link to watch these new HD restorations for a limited time!

YOUR FACE and GUARD DOG were restored by the Academy Film Archive
YOUR FACE and GUARD DOG were restored by the Academy Film Archive

2ND UPDATE: NEW REVENGEANCE TEASER TRAILER!

Animation Magazine just premiered our all-new teaser trailer for REVENGEANCE! It features loads of new animation from the film and voice work by Jim Lujan! You can watch it here.

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UPDATE: MATTHEW MODINE JOINS REVENGEANCE!

We're thrilled to announce that the star of FULL METAL JACKET, VISION QUEST, and THE DARK KNIGHT RISES will voice "Sid", a tough biker gang member in the film! To learn more about this announcement, read TheWrap's exclusive story.

Matthew Modine will voice "Sid" in REVENGEANCE
Matthew Modine will voice "Sid" in REVENGEANCE

A MESSAGE FROM BILL PLYMPTON

I've always refrained from getting involved with other collaborators for one simple reason - I never found anyone who could recreate the characters I see in my twisted imagination. That is, until I saw Jim Lujan's animated shorts.

Jim Lujan and Bill Plympton at San Diego Comic-Con
Jim Lujan and Bill Plympton at San Diego Comic-Con

I was friends with Mr. Lujan long before I knew his work. I first met him when he helped interview me for an animation Web show, and then handed me his DVDs. Now, I get sent a lot of DVDs of people's work, and if I watched all of them I would never get any films done. However, one rainy afternoon when I had nothing to do, I slipped in his animation since I thought he was an amusing kind of guy.

Well, I was stunned by the brilliance of his writing, voices, and character design – they were so rich and fascinating. I watched his animated shorts over and over. I realized his ideas and characters were a perfect fit for my animation. I called him up and suggested we create a feature film together using his story, characters, and voices.

He said yes and, amazingly, a few weeks later, he delivered one of the most amazing scripts I'd ever read. These were characters from the underworld sleaze of Los Angeles (a world I knew nothing about) yet his humor and characters were right out of my warped brain.

So far it's been a wonderful working relationship. His characters are so much fun to animate – I'm having the time of my life.

The film should be completed in the first half of 2016, and the more I get into it, the more excited I get about the potential of this crazy story called REVENGEANCE.

Bill Plympton

April 2015

Produced, animated, and directed by Bill Plympton
Produced, animated, and directed by Bill Plympton
Written, designed, voiced, and music by Jim Lujan
Written, designed, voiced, and music by Jim Lujan

THE STORY

REVENGEANCE tells the story of a low-rent bounty hunter (named Rod Rosse, The One Man Posse) who gets entangled in a web of seedy danger when he takes on a job from an ex-biker/ex-wrestler turned U.S. senator named "Deathface." Rod has to find what was stolen from the senator and find the girl who stole it. Soon, Rosse finds there’s more than meets the eye to this dirty job. Between the ruthless biker gangs, the blood thirsty cults, and the crooked cops - Rod Rosse is a marked man. If the bullets don’t kill him - the California sun just might!

Rod Rosse, The One Man Posse
Rod Rosse, The One Man Posse

The film features the voice talents of Jim Lujan and Dave Foley (THE KIDS IN THE HALL, NEWSRADIO, A BUGS LIFE, MONSTERS UNIVERSITY). Producer Adam Rackoff, who served as Executive Producer on Plympton's THE FLYING HOUSE and CHEATIN’, is returning to Executive Produce REVENGEANCE.

It’s bounty hunters, bikers, and Bill Plympton! What more could you want?

Dave Foley recording in the sound booth | Adam Rackoff interviewing Bill Plympton at the Apple Store
Dave Foley recording in the sound booth | Adam Rackoff interviewing Bill Plympton at the Apple Store

 REWARDS

By backing this project, you'll receive updates with exclusive access to behind-the-scenes content. Here's a sampling of some of the rewards available through this Kickstarter campaign.

$100 - Limited edition caricature prints signed by Bill Plympton
$100 - Limited edition caricature prints signed by Bill Plympton
$250 - Giant 265-page hardcover art book (signed) + original drawing from REVENGEANCE
$250 - Giant 265-page hardcover art book (signed) + original drawing from REVENGEANCE
After making your pledge, email kickstarter@plymptoons.com with your first and second choice.
After making your pledge, email kickstarter@plymptoons.com with your first and second choice.
After making your pledge, email kickstarter@plymptoons.com with your first and second choice.
After making your pledge, email kickstarter@plymptoons.com with your first and second choice.
After making your pledge, email kickstarter@plymptoons.com with your first and second choice.
After making your pledge, email kickstarter@plymptoons.com with your first and second choice.
$500 - Bill Plympton "Super Fan" Package (above) + hardcover book + original drawing from REVENGEANCE!
$500 - Bill Plympton "Super Fan" Package (above) + hardcover book + original drawing from REVENGEANCE!

SCRIPT

This is the first page of Jim Lujan's script for REVENGEANCE.

STORYBOARDS

Here's some samples of Bill Plympton's storyboards for REVENGEANCE.

STILLS

Rod Rosse gets tasered!
Rod Rosse gets tasered!
Rod Rosse drives his crappy car on a busy LA freeway.
Rod Rosse drives his crappy car on a busy LA freeway.
Senator Deathface.
Senator Deathface.
Here's an example of a frame that still needs to be colored.
Here's an example of a frame that still needs to be colored.

MORE INFO

For more information, please visit the following sites.

REVENGEANCE

The official REVENGEANCE website

Follow REVENGEANCE on Twitter

BILL PLYMPTON

Plymptoons.com

The official Bill Plympton Wikipedia page

Bill Plympton's Animated Features

Bill Plympton's Animated Shorts

Bill Plympton's official Facebook page

Follow Bill Plympton on Twitter

JIM LUJAN

Jim Lujan's website

Jim Lujan's YouTube Channel

Follow Jim Lujan on Twitter

MATTHEW MODINE

Follow Matthew Modine on Twitter

ADAM RACKOFF

Follow Adam Rackoff on Twitter

CREDITS

Risks and challenges

It's always a challenge to make a film independently. It's hard raising funds without giving up creative control. Thankfully, this is something I've never had to do.

The biggest challenge is completing the film on schedule with such a small team. My last film, CHEATIN', hit several delays which were beyond my control, but we finished the film and it went on to win numerous awards.

This is my second time using Kickstarter to help fund a feature film and I've learned a lot. $80,000 is the bare minimum we need to move forward. If we reach our goal, we should be able to complete REVENGEANCE by this time next year! If we raise more, we might be able to do it faster and fulfill rewards sooner.

Thank you!

Bill

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    DESKTOP IMAGE & TWITTER SHOUT-OUT

    You’ll receive a high-res REVENGEANCE desktop image for your computer and Bill Plympton (@plymptoons) will follow and thank you on Twitter!

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    STREAM THE MOVIE

    You’ll receive a private, password-protected link to view the completed film on Vimeo for a limited time. This exclusive online reward will be made available sometime after the film’s theatrical premiere and Oscar-qualification process. You’ll also receive the $5 desktop image & Twitter shout-out.

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    DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

    You’ll receive access to download a digital copy of the completed film. You can enjoy this HD QuickTime file on your Mac, PC, iPad, iPhone, or Apple TV. You’ll also receive the $5 desktop image & Twitter shout-out and $15 password-protected link.

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    AUTOGRAPHED POSTCARD

    You’ll receive an exclusive REVENGEANCE postcard hand-signed by Bill Plympton. You’ll also receive the $5 desktop image & Twitter shout-out, $15 password-protected link, and $25 digital download of the film.

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    AUTOGRAPHED DVD

    You’ll receive a limited edition DVD of REVENGEANCE hand-signed by Bill Plympton mailed to your home after the film’s theatrical run and Oscar-qualification process. You’ll also receive the $5 desktop image & Twitter shout-out, $15 password-protected link, $25 digital download, and $35 signed postcard.

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    AUTOGRAPHED BLU-RAY

    You’ll receive a limited edition Blu-ray of REVENGEANCE hand-signed by Bill Plympton mailed to your home after the film’s theatrical run and Oscar-qualification process. You’ll also receive the $5 desktop image & Twitter shout-out, $15 password-protected link, $25 digital download, and $35 signed postcard.

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    SET OF 5 CARICATURE PRINTS

    You’ll receive a set of five limited edition prints featuring some of Bill Plympton’s most iconic caricatures including Harrison Ford as “Indiana Jones,” Steven Spielberg & E.T., Christopher Reeve as “Superman,” Michael Jackson, and one surprise! Each print is hand-signed by Bill Plympton and perfect for framing. See pictures on the left. You’ll also receive the $5 desktop image & Twitter shout-out, $15 password-protected link, $25 digital download, and $35 signed postcard.

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    ORIGINAL ANIMATION DRAWING

    You’ll receive an original animation drawing from REVENGEANCE hand-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 & Twitter shout-out, $15 password-protected link, $25 digital download, and $35 signed postcard.

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    SIGNED SCREENPLAY

    You’ll receive a limited edition hard copy of the REVENGEANCE screenplay signed by Bill Plympton AND Jim Lujan. You’ll also receive the $5 desktop image & Twitter shout-out, $15 password-protected link, $25 digital download, $35 signed postcard, and $50 signed DVD.

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    SIGNED HARDCOVER BOOK

    You’ll receive a signed copy of Bill Plympton’s giant hardcover book, INDEPENDENTLY ANIMATED: THE LIFE AND ART OF THE KING OF INDIE ANIMATION! You’ll also receive the $5 desktop image & Twitter shout-out, $15 password-protected link, $25 digital download, $35 signed postcard, $50 signed DVD, and $100 original animation drawing from REVENGEANCE.

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    CLASSIC ANIMATION DRAWING (TIER 1)

    You’ll receive an original animation drawing from IDIOTS & ANGELS or MUTANT ALIENS hand-signed by Bill Plympton! Each drawing is a one-of-a-kind work of art and perfect for framing! See scans of all available artwork on the left and email kickstarter@plymptoons.com with your 1st and 2nd choice. First-come, first-served.

    You’ll also receive the $5 desktop image & Twitter shout-out, $15 password-protected link, $25 digital download, $35 signed postcard, and $100 animation drawing from REVENGEANCE!

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    CLASSIC PRODUCTION CEL OR DRAWING (TIER 2)

    You’ll receive an original production cel or animation drawing hand-signed by Bill Plympton! Each drawing is a one-of-a-kind work of art and perfect for framing! See scans of all available artwork on the left and email kickstarter@plymptoons.com with your 1st and 2nd choice. First-come, first-served.

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    CLASSIC PRODUCTION CEL OR DRAWING (TIER 3)

    You’ll receive an extremely rare production cel or animation drawing (from the late 80s or early 90s) hand-signed by Bill Plympton! Each drawing is a one-of-a-kind work of art and perfect for framing! See scans of all available artwork on the left and email kickstarter@plymptoons.com with your 1st and 2nd choice. First-come, first-served.

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    SUPER FAN PACKAGE!

    You’ll receive “Bill Plympton’s SUPER FAN Package” and a “special thanks” credit at the end of the film! Get the full Plympton experience with this set that includes nearly all of his animated films and books - with everything autographed by Bill! The collection includes 6 DVDs, 2 CDs, 2 posters, and 3 books! You’ll also receive the $5 desktop image & Twitter shout-out, $15 password-protected link, $25 digital download, $35 signed postcard, $50 signed DVD, $100 animation drawing, and $250 signed hardcover book.

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    PHONE CONVERSATION WITH BILL!

    This is your chance to talk with Bill Plympton and ask him anything you want! This has never been offered before! You’ll also receive the $5 desktop image & Twitter shout-out, $15 password-protected link, $25 digital download, $35 signed postcard, $50 signed DVD, $100 animation drawing, $250 signed hardcover book, $500 SUPER FAN Package, and a "special thanks" credit at the end of the film!

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    YOUR CARICATURE BY BILL!

    You’ll receive an original 8.5 x 11-inch “WANTED Poster” featuring a caricature of yourself drawn by Bill Plympton! Simply mail or email a photograph of yourself to Bill and he’ll draw, sign, and date a sketch just for you! You’ll also receive the $5 desktop image & Twitter shout-out, $15 password-protected link, $25 digital download, $35 signed postcard, $50 signed DVD, $100 animation drawing, $250 signed hardcover book, $500 SUPER FAN Package, $750 phone call, and a "special thanks" credit at the end of the film!

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    BE ANIMATED INTO REVENGEANCE!

    That’s right! This is your chance to be an extra in a Bill Plympton film. Send us some photos of yourself and Bill will animate your likeness into the film. You’ll also receive the $5 desktop image & Twitter shout-out, $15 password-protected link, $25 digital download, $35 signed postcard, $50 signed DVD, $100 animation drawing, $250 signed hardcover book, $500 SUPER FAN Package, $750 phone call, and a "special thanks" credit at the end of the film!

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    MEET BILL IN PERSON!

    You’ll get the once-in-a-lifetime chance to have a meeting with Bill Plympton in his NYC animation studio. Bring your artwork to show Bill, get a caricature of yourself drawn in person, and take a tour of the studio. You’ll also receive the $5 desktop image & Twitter shout-out, $15 password-protected link, $25 digital download, $35 signed postcard, $50 signed DVD, $100 animation drawing, $250 signed hardcover book, $500 SUPER FAN Package, $750 phone call, $1500 animated extra, and a "special thanks" credit. Note: you must be able to meet Bill in his studio in Midtown Manhattan. Travel and accommodations not included.

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    BE AN ASSOCIATE PRODUCER!

    You’ll receive an Associate Producer credit in the end credits of the film and on IMDb.com! You’ll also receive ALL of the rewards listed above! This is a great way to get your name attached to a high profile feature-length film and build your IMDb resume!

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    DINNER AND A MOVIE WITH BILL!

    EVERYTHING ABOVE plus dinner and a movie! Be Bill’s personal guest to an Academy film screening in NYC followed by dinner! This is the ultimate reward package! A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for any fan of Bill Plympton! Note: you must be able to meet Bill at his studio and the screening/dinner. Travel and accommodations are not included.

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