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YouTube Millionaires: Channel Frederator Appeals “To All Fans of Animation” VP of Programming and Audience Development Matt Gielen discusses the online network’s broad appeal. Andrew ... Continue Reading →
Ralph Bakshi

Bakshi Talks ‘Last Days of Coney Island’

This story originally appeared in the December 2015 issue of Animation Magazine. Ralph Bakshi has long been one of the true rebels of animation, having directed features like the X-rated ... Continue Reading →

A Master Back at Work

Ralph Bakshi returns to animation with Last Days of Coney Island, a mini-movie he animated almost completely by himself and released ... Continue Reading →
Robert Taylor

‘Fritz’ Animator, Director Taylor Dies

Animator Robert Taylor – best known as the animator on Ralph Bakshi’s original Fritz the Cat feature and director and animator of its sequel — died Dec. 11 due to complications ... Continue Reading →
Ralph Bakshi

Bicoastal Bakshi

Back in the early 1970s, when feature animation was believed to be in its final days, a new feature operation with dreams of challenging Disney almost started up in New York City. Almost. It ... Continue Reading →

Bakshi, Kaplan to Present at SVA Dustys

Filmmaker Ralph Bakshi and acclaimed producer Yvette Kaplan are among the animation and movie making professionals set to present awards at the 25th annual Dusty Film & Animation ... Continue Reading →
Ralph Bakshi

BAM Plans Bakshi Retrospective in May

Animator Ralph Bakshi will be honored with a retrospective at the Brooklyn Academy of Music from May 9-20. Bakshi’s films included such cult-hit classics as Fritz the Cat, Heavy ... Continue Reading →

American Cinematheque Plans Adult Animation Series

The American Cinematheque is planning an “Animation for Adults” series, beginning this Thursday (Jan. 9) and running through Jan. 25 at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. ... Continue Reading →

Plympton Goes Noir

The ... Continue Reading →

Animation’s Legendary (Semi-) Lost Film

Genuinely lost films in feature animation are so rare as to qualify as unique, but there is at least one: Hanna-Barbera’s Rock Odyssey. Intended as the rock n’ roll answer ... Continue Reading →