Ralph Bakshi on making your own cartoons

Here’s a great little excerpt from master animation director Ralph Bakshi (Fritz the Cat, Wizards, Fire and Ice).  I like Bakshi’s films because they’re so different and unique from what we consider the norm for animation (Disney/ Warners).  I don’t agree about all his comments about Disney and Warners, but I understand how he feels as those types of films have oversaturated the market and really kept anything new and innovative from making it to the screen.  What he says about it applies strongly to the modern animation storytelling of today, which is just a vapid wasteland of the same old shit.  And really, all those 2D Disney artists complaining the studios don’t make hand drawn films anymore…really, what’s stopping them banding together and making their own film?

This is the first time I’ve seen an interview with Bakshi.  I love the thick Brooklyn accent.    

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