Your Face

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Your Face is a 1987 animated short film by Bill Plympton. It involves a man seated in a chair crooning about the face of his lover, and as he sings, his own face starts to distort in various ways. Along with several other shorts by Bill Plympton, it was also aired on MTV's Liquid Television.

The vocals were that of Maureen McElheron, known for composing the songs in The Tune, also by Bill Plympton.[1] After the song was recorded, it was slowed by one-third, giving the desired and unusual effect, also making the voice more masculine. His face is distorted into many different shapes, such as a balloon, a cube and an ice cream cone.

The song is all original, made specifically for this short film, and the lyrics depict a metaphorical description of someone's face by using musical vocabulary to describe the beauty of their features.

The short received a nomination for Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film at the 60th Academy Awards.[2]

A variation of this short was used as the couch gag on The Simpsons's 29th season episode "3 Scenes Plus a Tag from a Marriage", with Homer Simpson's face replacing the original man, and Dan Castellaneta singing the vocals.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robinson, Tasha (September 14, 2012). "In 1992, Bill Plympton made history by drawing an entire film on his own". The A.V. Club. Retrieved April 18, 2018. 
  2. ^ Pond, Steve (November 30, 2010). "Shortlist for Oscar Animated Shorts Includes Pixar, Bill Plympton". TheWrap. Retrieved April 18, 2018. 
  3. ^ Perkins, Dennis (March 25, 2018). "Another retcon of Marge and Homer's marriage leaves us wondering who these impostor Simpsons are". The A.V. Club. Retrieved April 18, 2018. 

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