Watch: Bill Plympton’s Hitler’s Folly for Free
Academy Award-nominated animator Bill Plympton has released his latest feature film, Hitler’s Folly, for free on the Internet.
Running 67 minutes, the controversial mockumentary, which mixes live-action with bits of animation, re-imagines Adolf Hitler as a successful animator and artist.
“This is a very very provocative and kind of wacky look at the movie industry and also Hitler’s career if he became a cartoonist,” explains Plympton in the introduction to the film (which you can watch above).
Plympton wrote, directed, designed and animated the film, which stars Nate Steinwachs (Goddess of Time) and Dana Ashbrook (Twin Peaks).
Reviewers have not been kind to the film, with The A.V. Club saying “it’s almost surreally unfunny throughout.”
Though Hitler’s Folly is available entirely for free, Plympton is asking for donations to his Plymptoons studio.
“Any kind of money would be really appreciated so I can continue making these wacky weird bizarre films that Hollywood would never want to produce,” said Plympton in the introduction to Hitler’s Folly.