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 →

Bakshi’s ‘Coney Island’ Due Oct. 29 via Vimeo

Animation legend Ralph Bakshi’s new animated feature Last Days of Coney Island is set for release Oct. 29 exclusively online via Vimeo on Demand. Created, written and directed by ... Continue Reading →

Modine Joins Bill Plympton’s ‘Revengeance’

Actor Matthew Modine has joined the voice cast of Bill Plympton’s new animated feature Revengeance, currently raising funds on Kickstarter. Best known as Private Joker in Stanley ... Continue Reading →
Ralph Bakshi

American Cinematheque Sets Bakshi Retrospective

Legendary animator Ralph Bakshi is coming west for a two-day retrospective of his feature film work at the American Cinematheque’s Aero Theatre in Santa Monica. Set for March 27 and ... Continue Reading →

Price Was Right, and a Farewell

After 163 entries over the course of 2½ years — all culled from the thousand or so interviews stowed inside my garage — I have decided that it is time to call a wrap on Tales from ... 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 →

$100k ‘Snow White’ Cels Among Animation Auction Lots

Profiles in History will be presenting an auction of significant pieces by legendary studios at its Animation Art Auction, taking place December 18-19. Among the gems is a lot consisting ... 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 →

WIA Presents Creating Characters August 13

Women in Animation will present the next event in its professional development series on Wednesday, August 13 at 6:30 p.m. at Burbank, California’s Animation Guild. Entry is free ... Continue Reading →

Top Dusty Toon Honors to ‘Moonstruck’

The School of Visual Arts bestowed the top honors for traditional animation at its 25th anniversary Dusty Awards to the film Moonstruck by Luz Batista and Sarah Sloyer. The awards — ... Continue Reading →