Plympton in TV spotlight

'Mutant Aliens,' 'Tune,' 'Mondo' to make TV preems on Sundance

Sundance Channel has acquired two feature films and nine shorts by maverick animator Bill Plympton for broadcast in a May spotlight on the filmmaker’s work.

Drawing from the period 1987-2003, “Get to Know: Bill Plympton” will present the U.S. TV premiere of animated feature “Mutant Aliens,” “The Tune” and short film program “Mondo Plympton.” Shorts program includes Plympton efforts “Eat,” “Parking,” “Your Face,” “One of Those Days,” “How to Kiss,” “25 Ways to Quit Smoking,” “Plymptoons,” “Draw” and “Nosehair.”

“Get to Know: Bill Plympton” will air as a triple feature, premiering May 2. Series’ individual components “The Tune,” “Mutant Aliens” and “Mondo Plympton” will also air on an individual basis during the month.

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