Happy 75th Birthday, Ralph Bakshi!

Happy birthday to the animation world’s favorite badass, Ralph Bakshi, who turns 75 today. To celebrate, read this or this, watch this, and of course, drop by his official website.


  • Joe

    Happy Birthday Mr. Bakshi! I’m turning 20 we’re born on the same day too!

  • TStevens

    Though I never met Ralph, his reputation in the industry is legendary for multiple reasons. I have heard more than one person curse his name and praise him in the same sentence. I even new one animator who was hired and fired by him in the same day.
    Does anyone know if he is still in New Mexico? I met his son a few years ago here in Albuquerque and he seemed like the polar opposite of Ralph: really nice kid.

  • Roberto Severino

    Happy birthday, Ralph! You’re a huge inspiration and I hope your contributions to the medium continue to influence others into getting into animation and exploring how far it can go.

  • Elana Pritchard

    Much love to Papa Ralph. He’s a breath of fresh air.

  • Matt

    A true genius. Hope he’s having a great day.

  • sashatemp

    thats wonderful! 75 and still going strong. He is a huge inspiration to me and that video of him at comic con helped me decide to become an independent animator. happy birthday Mr. Bakshi!

  • stavner

    Happy birthday, Ralph!

  • James Madison

    Indeed!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, RALPH!!!!

  • ddrazen

    I sometimes wonder whether I could really turn into a cartoon character on a moment’s notice.

    Thanks for “Cool World.” Thanks for everything.

  • Ohjeepers

    Best wishes to an amazing artist!
    Coonskin, Wizards and Heavy Traffic are constant sources of
    inspiration. Each so filled with life, interest and excitement.
    Thanks Ralph!!!!

  • George

    Happy birthday you ol’ devil you!

  • Mister Twister

    It is a little-known fact that Bakshi is a great painter.