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Happy 72nd Birthday, Ralph Bakshi!

Ralph Bakshi
Drawing by Jeaux Janovsky

Happy birthday to animation’s original bad boy, Ralph Bakshi, who turns 72 today! His attitude towards animation remains as inspiring and relevant now as it was forty years ago.

Check out the video below for one of the most inspiring animation pep talks you’ll ever see:

UPDATE: Brew reader Todd Wheeler says,

I just thought it would be worth an update on your Ralph Bakshi post: Fritz the Cat is today’s featured article on Wikipedia. I’m guessing someone over at Wikipedia HQ must be an animation fan.