‘Last Days of Coney Island’ by Ralph Bakshi

In the cheap glitter and glow of a fading Coney Island a group of characters live out their sordid, strange lives trying to get somewhere fast—any way they can.

Interview: Ralph Bakshi on the Animation Industry, Then & Now

Ralph Bakshi pulled himself away from his drawing desk in New Mexico to chat with Cartoon Brew about his legacy, his latest project “The Last Days of Coney Island,” which he recently funded on Kickstarter, and what he really thinks about the computer’s role in animation these days.

Ralph Bakshi Retrospective Coming To Brooklyn in May

The taboo-shattering counterculture films of seventy-five-year-old animation legend Ralph Bakshi will be the subject of a retrospective this May in his childhood home of Brooklyn, New York.

Ralph Bakshi’s “Christmas in Tattertown”: 25 Years Later

Earlier this year, we celebrated the 25th anniversary of “Who Framed Roger Rabbit.” This month we celebrate the 25th anniversary of Ralph Bakshi’s holiday special “Christmas in Tattertown,” which premiered December 21, 1988 on Nickelodeon. The two projects are not entirely unrelated. Bakshi credited the success of “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” as the reason that he was able to get “Tattertown” greenlit for production.

“Cartoons Kick Ass”

Somebody recently posted (in four parts) the entire British Channel 4 TV program Cartoons Kick Ass. This special was taped in 2000 and as …

“Wizards” coming to Blu-ray

As blu-ray catches on with consumers, more and more vintage animation is getting a hi-def make-over. Disney has been releasing its …

Ralph Bakshi Interviewed in “BOMB”

Just found out about this great interview with Ralph Bakshi that appeared in BOMB magazine. It’s available to read on-line. Smart …

Happy 72nd Birthday, Ralph Bakshi!

Drawing by Jeaux Janovsky Happy birthday to animation’s original bad boy, Ralph Bakshi, who turns 72 today! His attitude towards …