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Adults Need Animated Movies, Too The Week contributor Greg Cwik holds Seth Rogen’s “animated bacchanal” Sausage Party up against the grandfather of raunchy American animation, ... Continue Reading →
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NBCUniversal’s Ron Meyer: Here’s Why We Bought DreamWorks Animation “We love the animation business and having a second animation company ensures that we’ll have four ... Continue Reading →
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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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‘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 →
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$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 →