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(1973)

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Partially into the films production, Bakshi got into a fight with one of the producers. This resulted in the producers seeking to fire Bakshi and hire Chuck Jones to finish directing the film. When Jones was approached, he declined.
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Half way into production as Bakshi was fired (before being re-hired). A different director stepped in and animated a train sequence in which Michael goes to visit his brother-in-law. He is on a subway and witness' a woman sleeping while two men begin to undress her. Michael just watches. As the woman wakes up, she screams "rape" toward Michael. This was in the original script. But was scrapped when Bakshi returned to the project.
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Also in the original script was an alternate ending. It was a car chase scene that takes place throughout New York City. During the car chase, penny arcade war games are being flashed throughout the sky. This idea was never completed due to lack of budget and thus the current ending was used.
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Ralph Bakshi lists this as his favorite among his own films. While many critics claim it to be his best film, and the greatest non-Disney animated film of all time.
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The album cover for the soundtrack to George and Ira Gershwin's legendary opera, "Porgy and Bess" hangs on the wall of Michael's bedroom.
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Director Cameo 

Ralph Bakshi: as one of the voices in the Garment center owned by Michael's uncle.
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