Idiots and Angels (2008)

Bill Plympton’s animated style is recognized at a glance with it’s sketchy, vibrating colors and images that grow into other images that grow into other images…his 2008 release of “Idiots & Angels” is a dark story about a man’s struggle with his soul. A selfish, not-so-lovable man wakes up one morning to discover he has wings. He tries to use them to his advantage, only to discover that the wings have a mind of their own and begin to cause him to weigh out his life. To me, the sign of a true storytelling piece of animation is when the story can be told with little or no dialogue. Plympton does this with fluidity and charm. Visit his site to see clips from his site here and if you are not familiar with his name, you will immediately recognize his art once it starts to play.

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