Seaborn matplotlib figure failure to convert

Iā€™d like to use plotly to display charts made with seaborn, e.g. correlation plot and factorplot. Iā€™m able to grab the matplotlib figure with plt.gcf() but the tls.mplt_to_plotly() step fails. Any suggestions on how to debug this? Iā€™m on plotly version 1.9.6