Coonskin (1975) Poster



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Edited from 

The Birth of a Nation (1915)
During one of the "poem" sequences, brief clips from "The Birth of a Nation" are used as the background for animation cels of the character.

Edited into 

Trickle Dickle Down (2012) (Short)
Clips shown


Two by Two (1966) (Short)
On theater marquee after the boxing match as Bear, Rabbit and Fox are driving around town.
Boot Hill (1969)
On theater marquee as Bear is walking through town by himself.
The Hammer of God (1970)
On theater marquee as Bear is walking through town by himself.
Detroit 9000 (1973)
On theater marquee as Bear is walking through town by himself.
Serpico (1973)
On theater marquee as boxing match is being announced.

Referenced in 

Wam Bam Thank You Spaceman (1975)
The film is advertised in front of a theater.
The Romance of Betty Boop (1985) (TV Short)
As a reference to this animation.
Wizards: Ralph Bakshi - The Wizard of Animation (2004) (Video)
mentioned once
MarzGurl Reviews: MarzGurl Discusses Heavy Traffic (2014) (TV Episode)
to be reviewed next time

Featured in 

Animation Lookback: Top 10 Controversial Cartoons (2015) (TV Episode)
Ranked at number 10.
Trailer Trauma (2016) (Video)
The film's theatrical trailer is featured.


Song of the South (1946)
There are several references to the controversial Disney classic in "Coonskin." In one of them, Brother Rabbit makes a tar version of himself, in order to fool the Mafia, a reference to the tar baby in "Song of the South."
Sabata (1969)
Both films feature a gun hidden in a banjo.
The Godfather (1972)
One of the characters in "Coonskin" is a mafia don referred to as "The Godfather."
Black Caesar (1973)
The character "Brother Rabbit" in "Coonskin" is a spoof of Tommy Gibbs in "Black Caesar."
Sweet Jesus, Preacherman (1973)
The characters "Preacherman" and "Preacher Fox" spoof the main character in "Sweet Jesus, Preacherman." The "Preachers" in "Coonskin" aren't real preachers -- they just act like 'em -- just like in this movie.
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
The scene in "Coonskin" where the mimes transport the coffin containing one of The Godfather's sons in the subway while playing instruments in mourning (trumpet; drum kit) is a direct reference to the opening of "The Godfather Part II," which came out a year before "Coonskin."

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