Bill Plympton’s Debuts His New Feature Mockumentary “Hitler’s Folly” – Animation Scoop

Bill Plympton’s Debuts His New Feature Mockumentary “Hitler’s Folly”

PLYMPTOONS has announced the US release date of Bill Plympton’s new feature mockumentary Hitler’s Folly, a merciless satire in which Adolf Hitler is reimagined as a successful animator and artist. And as a special thank you to his loyal fans, Plympton will make film available, streaming for free, via his website, on Friday, June 3rd.

There will also be a free New York Premiere of Hitler’s Folly on Wednesday, June 1st at 7:00pm at SVA Theater (333 W 23rd St), followed by a Q and A with filmmaker Bill Plympton. After the screening, Plympton will also do special live drawings of a character from the film for interested fans.


The screening is open to the public and all of Bill’s fans. RSVP is required for admittance via: Seating is strictly on a first come first served basis on the night.

A merciless satire from Academy Award nominee Bill Plympton, Hitler’s Folly explores what might have happened if Adolf Hitler’s art career had been more successful and instead of becoming an evil dictator, he was inspired to become an animator like Walt Disney.

Using World War II footage, Hitler’s early artwork and Plympton’s signature animation, this dark mockumentary re-imagines history and explores Hitler’s unfulfilled animation career in the spirit of The Producers by Mel Brooks, Der Fuhrer’s Face by Walt Disney and Blitz Wolf by Tex Avery.

The film stars Dana Ashbrook (Twin Peaks) as “Josh” and Nate Steinwachs as “Hitler”.


Hitler’s Folly is directed, designed, animated and written by Academy Award Nominee Bill Plympton.

Jerry Beck

Jerry Beck

Writer, cartoon producer and author of more than 15 books on animation history. A former studio exec with Nickelodeon and Disney; currently on the faculty at both CalArts in Valencia and Woodbury University in Burbank.
Jerry Beck
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