History Creator / RalphBakshi

8th Dec '17 10:12:36 PM TheBigBopper
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->''"Baby, I'm the world's most ripped-off cartoonist in the history of the world, and that's all I'm gonna say."''
-->-- '''Ralph Bakshi'''
18th Nov '17 4:17:19 PM MackWylde
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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: All of his works land squarely on the Cynical end of the scale.

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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: All Aside from perhaps ''Wizards'' and ''Lord of the Rings'', most of his works land squarely on the Cynical end of the scale.
11th Nov '17 9:34:28 PM Prinzenick
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* TechnicianVersusPerformer: Ralph is 100% performer. All he cares about is the content of his films, and his technique is completely subserviant to it--he doesn't give a rats ass about whether or not his animation is polished or stacks up to the standards of Disney, because he knew he would only set himself up for failure if he held his very low budget films hostage to Disney's very high standards for animation.
7th Nov '17 1:14:19 AM bt8257
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* DarkerAndEdgier: His films in contrast to other animated films made at the time. Many of them have explicit adult content and tone to them, and they do ''not'' pull punches when it comes to their political messages. Even his lighter works like ''Wizards'' tend to have rather dark elements to them.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: His films in contrast to other animated films made at the time. Many of them have explicit adult content and tone to them, and they do ''not'' pull punches hold back when it comes to their political messages. Even his lighter works like ''Wizards'' tend to have rather dark elements to them.
22nd Oct '17 9:27:57 PM mlsmithca
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* DerangedAnimation: In most everything he's touched, save for ''WesternAnimation/TheLordOfTheRings'', ''WesternAnimation/AmericanPop'', and ''WesternAnimation/FireAndIce'', which were realistic, rotoscoped animation. [[note]]But that's not saying their anywhere near normal either.[[/note]]


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* DerangedAnimation: In most everything he's touched, save for ''WesternAnimation/TheLordOfTheRings'', ''WesternAnimation/AmericanPop'', and ''WesternAnimation/FireAndIce'', which were realistic, rotoscoped animation. [[note]]But that's not saying they're anywhere near normal either.[[/note]]
20th Sep '17 1:22:33 PM JM1982
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Also worth noting is that Bakshi also produced and directed ''WesternAnimation/RocketRobinHood'' and the second and third seasons of the 1960s ''[[WesternAnimation/SpiderMan1967 Spider-Man]]'' cartoon. The latter varied in quality under Bakshi's tenure, although a lot of this was due to ExecutiveMeddling. The suits continually cut both Bakshi's budget and his lead times, forcing him to continually reuse stock footage in the same way that Creator/{{Filmation}} later would. By the end, Bakshi was reduced to literally stitching together new episodes ''entirely'' out of stock footage.

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Also worth noting is that Bakshi also produced and directed ''WesternAnimation/RocketRobinHood'' and the second and third seasons of the 1960s ''[[WesternAnimation/SpiderMan1967 Spider-Man]]'' cartoon. The latter varied in quality under Bakshi's tenure, although a lot of this was due to ExecutiveMeddling. The suits continually cut both Bakshi's budget and his lead times, forcing him to continually reuse stock footage in the same way that Creator/{{Filmation}} later would. By the end, Bakshi was reduced to literally stitching together new episodes ''entirely'' out of stock footage.
footage-including lifting footage from ''Rocket Robin Hood''.
28th Aug '17 2:27:39 PM StFan
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Bakshi's filmography certainly does not stop there; he is also the creative mind behind such underground cartoon milestones as the animated version of ''WesternAnimation/TheLordOfTheRings'', the CultClassic ''WesternAnimation/FireAndIce'', ''Heavy Traffic'' (a gritty, [[BlackComedy darkly humorous]] modern-day fable about urban violence), ''{{Coonskin}}'' (his highly controversial reimagining of the tales of Uncle Remus, considered racist by many due largely to its "blackface" character designs, although the film is supportive of the black community and approved by the NAACP) and ''Film/CoolWorld'', a film he envisioned as the first animated horror film, but was [[ExecutiveMeddling radically changed by Paramount Pictures without Bakshi's consent]] and wound up as a subpar imitation of ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit''.

Also worth noting is that Bakshi also produced and directed ''RocketRobinHood'' and the second and third seasons of the 1960s ''SpiderMan'' cartoon. The latter varied in quality under Bakshi's tenure, although a lot of this was due to ExecutiveMeddling. The suits continually cut both Bakshi's budget and his lead times, forcing him to continually reuse stock footage in the same way that {{Creator/Filmation}} later would. By the end, Bakshi was reduced to literally stitching together new episodes ''entirely'' out of stock footage.

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Bakshi's filmography certainly does not stop there; he is also the creative mind behind such underground cartoon milestones as the animated version of ''WesternAnimation/TheLordOfTheRings'', the CultClassic ''WesternAnimation/FireAndIce'', ''Heavy Traffic'' (a gritty, [[BlackComedy darkly humorous]] modern-day fable about urban violence), ''{{Coonskin}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Coonskin}}'' (his highly controversial reimagining re-imagining of the tales of Uncle Remus, considered racist by many due largely to its "blackface" character designs, although the film is supportive of the black community and approved by the NAACP) and ''Film/CoolWorld'', a film he envisioned as the first animated horror film, but was [[ExecutiveMeddling radically changed by Paramount Pictures without Bakshi's consent]] and wound up as a subpar sub-par imitation of ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit''.

Also worth noting is that Bakshi also produced and directed ''RocketRobinHood'' ''WesternAnimation/RocketRobinHood'' and the second and third seasons of the 1960s ''SpiderMan'' ''[[WesternAnimation/SpiderMan1967 Spider-Man]]'' cartoon. The latter varied in quality under Bakshi's tenure, although a lot of this was due to ExecutiveMeddling. The suits continually cut both Bakshi's budget and his lead times, forcing him to continually reuse stock footage in the same way that {{Creator/Filmation}} Creator/{{Filmation}} later would. By the end, Bakshi was reduced to literally stitching together new episodes ''entirely'' out of stock footage.
13th Aug '17 1:00:26 PM nombretomado
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Nowadays, Ralph Bakshi may be best remembered for his work on a film adaptation of Creator/RobertCrumb's risqué underground comic strip ''ComicBook/FritzTheCat'', which became [[WesternAnimation/FritzTheCat the first American cartoon to be rated X by the MPAA]], much to Bakshi's chagrin. He worked for the [[TheEighties 1980s]] revival of the classic "Franchise/{{Superman}} [[XMeetsY meets]] MickeyMouse" cartoon, ''WesternAnimation/MightyMouse'', which was later canned for [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar getting too much crap past the radar]] (one of which was a scene of alleged cocaine use that freaked out the MoralGuardians). Despite the content and censor interference, the show was extremely influential on pretty much every animated series that followed it over the next decade, specifically ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow''.

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Nowadays, Ralph Bakshi may be best remembered for his work on a film adaptation of Creator/RobertCrumb's risqué underground comic strip ''ComicBook/FritzTheCat'', which became [[WesternAnimation/FritzTheCat the first American cartoon to be rated X by the MPAA]], much to Bakshi's chagrin. He worked for the [[TheEighties 1980s]] revival of the classic "Franchise/{{Superman}} [[XMeetsY [[JustForFun/XMeetsY meets]] MickeyMouse" cartoon, ''WesternAnimation/MightyMouse'', which was later canned for [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar getting too much crap past the radar]] (one of which was a scene of alleged cocaine use that freaked out the MoralGuardians). Despite the content and censor interference, the show was extremely influential on pretty much every animated series that followed it over the next decade, specifically ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow''.
11th Aug '17 9:33:18 AM ngh93
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Ralph Bakshi (pronounced Back-Shee, ''not'' Bash-key) was born in Haifa (then part of the British mandate of Palestine) in 1937. When he was one year old, he traveled with his family to America and settled in Brownsville, New York, the seedy lower-income community that became the inspiration for the [[DarkerAndEdgier dark and gritty]] urban setting of many of his cartoons. UsefulNotes/WorldWarII was about to break out; in fact, when traveling past the Mediterranean, the ship on which the Bakshis were sailing was boarded by Nazi troopers, but the ship's American affiliations prevented the incident from becoming hostile.

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Ralph Bakshi (pronounced Back-Shee, ''not'' Bash-key) was born in Haifa (then part of the British mandate of Palestine) in 1937.on October 29, 1938. When he was one year old, he traveled with his family to America and settled in Brownsville, New York, the seedy lower-income community that became the inspiration for the [[DarkerAndEdgier dark and gritty]] urban setting of many of his cartoons. UsefulNotes/WorldWarII was about to break out; in fact, when traveling past the Mediterranean, the ship on which the Bakshis were sailing was boarded by Nazi troopers, but the ship's American affiliations prevented the incident from becoming hostile.
16th Jul '17 8:54:15 PM AustinCarver13
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* {{Picaresque}}: His earlier work in particular owes much to this form of storytelling, with its satirical content, roguish protagonists with stop just short of true criminality and shaggy, episodic plot structure.
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