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PEE Poll: Ralph Bakshi
"Fritz the Cat" (1972)   -0 (0%)
"Heavy Traffic" (1973)   -0 (0%)
"Coonskin" (a.k.a. "Streetfight") (1975)   -0 (0%)
"Wizards" (1977)   -0 (0%)
J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" (1978)   -0 (0%)
"American Pop" (1981)   -0 (0%)
"Hey Good Lookin'" (1982)   -0 (0%)
"Fire and Ice" (1983)   -0 (0%)
"Cool World" (1992)   -1 (100%)
Total Voters: 1

John Pannozzi

Starship Captain
« on: 05-11-2005 13:36 »

Ralph Bakshi got his start working at Paul Terry's Terrytoons studio (makers of Mighty Mouse and Heckle & Jeckle)in New Rochelle, New York. He also worked at the neighboring animation studio Paramount's Famous Studios (makers of Casper the friendly ghost and the later Popeye films) and worked on the Spider-Man TV cartoon. He made the first American mainstream adults-only animated cartoons and helped jumpstart the animation industry with the ground-breaking TV series "Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures" which gave power to cartoonists instead of executives and lead to shows like Tiny Toons, Ren & Stimpy and the PowerPuff Girls. Visit Bakshi at www.ralphbakshi.com

DOOP Ubersecretary
« Reply #1 on: 05-11-2005 20:47 »

Nobody cares about Charlie Adler or Ralph Bakshi!

They can go stick a turnip in my electrified turnip smasher!

Urban Legend
« Reply #2 on: 05-11-2005 21:08 »

Dammit, Faze, you ruined my plan.  Read the test thread once in a while.

Ah well, this particular weirdness would have been locked before it got funny anyway.

DOOP Secretary
« Reply #3 on: 05-11-2005 21:23 »

John, you've been here over a year now.

Haven't you worked out yet that nobody cares about your obscure crap?

Urban Legend
« Reply #4 on: 05-11-2005 23:03 »
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I've seen Fritz the Cat, the Animated Lord of The Rings, and Cool World, and to be quit honest, they were all garbage.

As for power being given to cartoonists, things clearly work better when the cartoonists, directors, and writers all work together on an equal level. One thing you'll notice about shows where they power is in the hands of cartoonists, is that the storylines are usually just a buch of loosly cobbled together jokes that form a slightly cohereant plot, whereas a show like Futurama, where the writers have more control, the humor and plot are there.

Space Pope
« Reply #5 on: 05-11-2005 23:22 »
« Last Edit on: 05-11-2005 23:22 »

Animated Lord of The Rings was the most boringest catoon I ever saw. It up there with Pete's Dragon.

Where's a Sarge Morton thread and dude, where's my car?

Bending Unit
« Reply #6 on: 05-12-2005 11:38 »

Yes, Bakshi's work was well acclaimed in the 70's, but his films haven't aged well.  I have Fritz the Cat in my DVD collection, but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who's not interested in the history of American animation.

Bakshi's treatment of Lord of the Rings was painful to watch, although it did have its moments.  The worst part was that Bakshi rotoscoped most of the film, and then proclaimed it to be a great innovation. 

Wizards is probably his best film, and in all fairness, the New Adventures of Mighty Mouse was very good.

Liquid Emperor
« Reply #7 on: 05-14-2005 11:59 »

Originally posted by Dr_Dave:
The worst part was that Bakshi rotoscoped most of the film, and then proclaimed it to be a great innovation.

Well, in the hands of talented animators, Bakshi's rotoscoping technique became the groundwork for the software that gave Sin City it's look.  (I think Robin Williams [the animator, not the comedian] also used the technology to integrate live-action and animation in Who Framed Roger Rabbit.)  About 4 years ago, a friend of mine told me that Bakshi deserves some credit for being the first to try the technology, even though when everyone else saw what it looked like they knew not to do it themselves.
canned eggs

Space Pope
« Reply #8 on: 05-14-2005 16:09 »

Ralph Bakshi is a fat turd.  He's tried to capture this weird sleazy/nerdy culture that I don't think exists, and that isn't remotely interesting if it does.  It's an ugly universe inside his head, and he thinks that makes him an artist.
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