A brief history... At the Annecy International Animation Festival of 2005, a short abstract animation entitled, "Spiral" was presented in the opening night ceremony. The "unknown" abstract filmmaker, J.W.Murton, was credited with this work. "Spiral" was introduced at the opening ceremony as a rare abstract film made in the tradition of Walter Ruttman and Oscar Fleshenger. Sounds very good.... except... The real author of "Spiral" was none other than Bill Plympton. His real motive for making this film,-contempt - both for abstract films and filmmakers and the funding that goes with the territory. And now, it's time for a Rebuttal!