|From Santa: The Fascist Years (2008)|
Plympton has become justly famous for his offbeat, highly personal, subversive animation:
There is an excellent book about Plympton's life and career. His description of Disney's lucrative contract offer rivals Faust's meeting with Mephistopheles:
I was hoping that I could work on the Disney projects during the week and during my off-hours and weekends I could work on my own weird offbeat projects. "Sure," the lawyer said. "That's fine, and you have our permission but we'll own whatever you create."
"What about if I tell someone a funny story?" I rebutted.
"We own that," he said.
"What if I have a dream?"
"That's ours too."
Plympton walked away from a lot of money in order to save his work from the corporate de-flavorizing machine.
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