Great interview. Good to know Ralph Bakshi ideals and influence are still relevant. All the best to you and your future endeavors.By:David Cornel Carrington (not verified)
I and probably a lot of people were probably sad to agree with you when we finally saw the most complete original version of the film in bootleg form. At least with "Arabian Knights" we could blame Mirimax for messing it up but after seeing the original, I realized Williams had a gigantic polished turd all along. Oh well. I'm still grateful to the guy for keeping 2D animation alive.By:Anonymouse (not verified)
SOOOOOO NOT TURE I'm an 11 year old and every saturday morning I get up and watch tv! ITS MY FAVORITE THING ON sATURDAY MORNING!!!By:Anonymous (not verified)
You rock! Thanks very very very very very very very very very very etc x infinity + 1 much!By:mahtay (not verified)
Should be a very interesting movie. Will be sure to go and see itBy:Lorraine Kozakevich (not verified)
"So much for Richard Williams"
If you're counting him out, then you haven't been paying attention.By:
Jeff, You're an inspiration, and we appreciate your mentoring! good on you this day!By:Joe (not verified)
Great interview! I have been a fan of Bakshi's work since I was a teenager, and he has been an influence on my own desire to be an animator.By:William Sutton (not verified)
I grew up on Filmation's programs, especially Fat Albert & the Cosby Kids, Tarzan Lord of the Jungle, Mighty Mouse and Heckle & Jeckle, Tom & Jerry Comedy Show, Flash Gordon, Sport Billy, Gilligan's Planet, He-Man & the Masters of the Universe and She-Ra Princess of Power. As fans, we can't thank Lou Scheimer for giving us years of memorable animated entertainment. Nowadays, DreamWorks Animation has picked up where Filmation, Entertainment Rights and Classic Media left off, but is in need of more original ideas for TV animation, where it needs to shift its focus. Now, if DreamWorks president, Jeffrey Katzenberg can bring in Erika Scheimer as a creative consultant in the animation dept., that could take DreamWorks Animation to where it can go as an animation studio. This is imperative, because with its success in feature films and also with the upcoming Croods, being co-distributed by 20th Century Fox, DreamWorks Animation has a chance of being a major player in TV animation in the 2010's.By:Anonymous (not verified)
Very raw, very visceral, very unapologetic, very in-your-face, very Ralph Bakshi indeed!
Now even though he said some things about film and animation that I don't agree with (and never will), I truly and honestly respect his opinions and I'm not one to change his mind. I'm being serious when I say that.
I truly wish you the best, Ralph Bakshi! May you keep telling the stories about society that need to be told, and may Traditional Animation stay alive in the future!By:Anonymous (not verified)
Futurama kicks butt!By:mac (not verified)
Translating their stories so others may enjoy them may be
your calling.By:Pamela Thompson (not verified)
Thanks for reading. Let me know if there is a topic you'd like to see me write about in future.By:Pamela Thompson (not verified)
This cartoons will be awesome! I liked so much the first one, and I´m waiting to watch the rest of it. I´m so tired of all the cartoon made in 3D these days that I feel so happy these are made in classic 2D (with a little bit of flash animation style)!By:Maycon Sadala (not verified)
wonderful.............simply fantastic interview!!!!!By:Anish H (not verified)
Hot AND a talented VFX artist??? *Swoon*By:Anonymous (not verified)
Being a long time employee at this "studio" I can say with certanty that the switch to Fusion or any other tool set won't help Intelligent Creatures.
They have deep rooted problems that stem from years of neglect as well as artist and management complacency. Any time someone came in that had significant knowledge regarding proper production techniques or the like they would leave because they saw what a joke IC is. You can't hide the fact that the people running this place don't know a thing about production. Get the job by bidding dirt cheap and expecting staff to work all nighters every night with no compensation while you're at home or "in a meeeting". Studios like this are what's wrong with the VFX industry. Leaving was the best thing I could have done for my career.By:Anonymous (not verified)