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Independent animator Bill Plympton restores & updates Winsor McCay's 1921 classic, THE FLYING HOUSE by cleaning & coloring each frame.
Independent animator Bill Plympton restores & updates Winsor McCay's 1921 classic, THE FLYING HOUSE by cleaning & coloring each frame.
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    1. Gwen.

      Like Elisabeth, I don't remember having received the download link. Can you resent-it ?

    2. Bill Plympton 3-time creator on

      The DVDs just arrived at our studio, so now we begin the process of packaging and shipping out each individual DVD. Backers should start to receive their DVDs shortly. Thank you for your patience.

    3. Eric St. Pierre on

      Have others received the DVD yet because I haven't?

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      Elsbeth on

      I am missing the email with download instructions. Please resend to me. Thanks so much!

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      Toni Bal on

      I've just watched The Flying House and it is amazing! Gorgeous animation and delightful story. My small pledge has been worth every cent! Bravo, Winsor McCay Resurrection Project!

    6. Mark Ashworth

      Say, I've noticed the last update you gave was Jan 13th... any news yet on when and where the digital download for the restored film will be?

    7. Jim Beck on

      Just watched it via the link.
      Ninety-year-old animation? Wow!
      Thank you for preserving it.
      Good luck in Berlin.

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      vivian blackstone on

      very creative
      i loved it and admire your talent and perseverance
      hope you win bug at the Berlin festival.

    9. Stephen Farquhar

      Got my signed poster in the mail yesterday! - Melbourne, Australia. Thanks Bill and Matthew.

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      Toni Bal on

      No worries with the delay. Best of luck at the festivals!

    11. Bill Plympton 3-time creator on

      Thanks, Roger! We'll certainly keep you posted!

    12. Roger Green on

      I think people will be OK with the delay - I am - as long as we're in the loop.

    13. Bill Plympton 3-time creator on

      Just posted an update (#6)!

    14. Stephen Farquhar

      Hey Bill, any update?

    15. Darva Campbell on

      I'm curious as to how it's going.

    16. Sharp on

      Any updates?

    17. Bill Plympton 3-time creator on

      Thanks for the suggestion, Robert! Now that the project is funded we can finish the restoration, and, budget permitting, explore all of these ideas for providing an unedited, but restored version of the film. We'll be posting updates here in the coming months.

    18. Robert G. Schaad on

      Maybe have the word balloons as an option on the dvd (similar to the way subtitles can be turned onand off).

    19. Mografi on

      I had to throw in a few desereve every penny sir

      Fly house fly!

    20. Anne Gammage on

      Come on everyone! I added $10... every extra dollar will certainly benefit the final product.
      Go Bill!

    21. Tony White on

      Go to it Bill! Make us - and Winsor - proud! Congratulations! :)

    22. Bill Plympton 3-time creator on

      Thank you, Jeff! Thank you, Anna!

      We have less than 4 hours to go! If you're on Facebook, please post the project link and tell all your friends to chip in even $1.

    23. Jeff Sanders on

      What a great project. Kudos.

    24. Anna Marquès i Banqué on

      So happy to get involved in your project Bill! I am a great fan of Winsor McCay; in fact I published today my special tribute to him in my photoblog ( Feel free to have a look at it and leave a comment if you like it! So excited for the video!

    25. Bill Plympton 3-time creator on

      Thanks, James! Can't wait to share it with everyone!

    26. James Jackson Leach on

      Congrats on you're success with this kickstarter. Can't wait to see the video.

    27. Bill Plympton 3-time creator on

      Jill - Thanks for your comments. Yes, it's going to be controversial, but I think it will help spread the genius of Winsor McCay. I hope you get to see the finished piece.


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    29. Gunther Schmidl on

      Yay! I'm happy to see this project get funded. Big fan of Bill Plympton's work.

      PS: Hi Golan! ;)

    30. Yannick Deplaedt on

      I really can't wait to see this project succeed! I wish to second Julien's idea of giving the b&w version with it's bubbles as a bonus :) The few colorized images shown in the video introduction look fabulous!

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      Naka Ishii on

      Woohoo! Just made it over!

    32. julien mudry on

      I, too, hope you'll also release a cleaned up version of the original black and white film. Maybe as a bonus on the DVD? ;-)

    33. Bill Plympton 3-time creator on

      Thank you so much for your input on The Flying House. There's been a lot of talk about releasing a second, intact but cleaned version of the film (silent and in black & white). Budget permitting, we are committed to exploring this and allowing extra production time towards making that a reality. Whereas we can't guarantee that this second version will make it to fruition, we really appreciate all of the feedback we have been getting and hope to, above all else, stay true to Winsor McCay and pay tribute to his priceless contribution to animation history.

    34. Patrick Stein on

      Hello. Just wanted to second leaving in speech bubbles/intertitles, they are beautiful and shouldn't disappear. Perhaps there can be two cuts of the film, one silent/black & white and one with voices/colorized?

    35. Nicky Jancewicz on

      This is fantastic! I too have been a big fan of Mr. McCay's for as long as I can remember. I can't wait to see the finished project. Although it would be nice to see the speech bubbles left in the restored version. They look great. And are a part of Winsor McCay's artistry.

    36. Bill Plympton 3-time creator on

      Thanks, Anne! Please share this project with all your friends. We still have a long way to go. I'll be posting some fun updates next week!

    37. Anne Gammage on

      I hope you reach your goal and will save this wonderful animation for more to enjoy!