In a note about Ralph Bakshi, Author Gene Deitch said on his blog:
"He tried things that no one else dared to try. His ideas and productions were often outrageous. He rattled the accepted norms. He may have been “bad,” but he was never boring. "
Ralph Bakshi (born October 29, 1938) is an American director of animated and live-action films. In the 1970s, he established an alternative to mainstream animation through independent and adult-oriented productions. Between 1972 and 1992, he directed nine theatrically released feature films, five of which he wrote. He has been involved in numerous television projects as director, writer, producer and animator.
In 2003, Bakshi received a Maverick Tribute Award at the Cinequest San Jose Film Festival. The same year, he started the Bakshi School of Animation and Cartooning. As of 2009, it is run by Jess Gorell with Edward Bakshi, Ralph Bakshi's son. The availability of Bakshi's work on the Internet sparked a resurgence of interest in his career, resulting in a three-day American Cinematheque retrospective held at Grauman's Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood and the Aero Theater in Santa Monica, California, in April 2005. A hardcover book of Bakshi's art; Unfiltered: The Complete Ralph Bakshi, was released on April 1, 2008. The foreword was written by Quentin Tarantino and the afterword by Bakshi.
Here, we present the trailers for:
Fritz the Cat
Fire and Ice
The Lord of the Rings
Hey Cool Cats and Jive turkeys! You like Bakshi animation? Well we've got a dose of "Fire and Ice" for you! Watch out for it in the lineup or in the archives!
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