Bill Plympton is a cartoonist and film-maker, whose 1987 animated short film Your Face earned him an Academy Award nomination. He reached the peak of his popularity in the mid-90s, when some of his animations aired on MTV. Take Your Best Shot dates back to this time. Here is what the back of the box has to say about Plympton:
“Bill Plympton is known around the world for his witty, bizarre and cutting-edge animation and illustration. An Academy Award nominee, he has won the Jury Prize at Cannes and garnered dozends of prestigeous prizes at film and animation festivals worldwide. Plympton’s feature-length films include J. Lyle and The Tune, the source of the animation in Take Your Best Shot.”
Note: The last statement is wrong. Although the two combatants have a cameo in The Tune, the animation is taken from the short film Push Comes To Shove.