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Robert Taylor, Director of ‘Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat,’ Dies at 70

15 December 2014 3:54 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Robert “Bob” Taylor, an award-winning animator, producer and director best known for animated TV series including “TaleSpin” and animated films such as “The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat,” died December 11 in Woodland Hills, Calif., of complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 70.

Born in Boston, Taylor began his career in animation in 1966 at Terrytoons in New York with Ralph Bakshi. He worked on Bakshi’s X-rated animated feature “Fritz the Cat,” and in 1974 directed sequel “The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat,” which played in competition at Cannes. He also worked with Bakshi as an animator on “Heavy Traffic,” “Coonskin” and “Wizards.”

Taylor went on to direct the animated film “Heidi’s Song” in 1982 and animated TV series including Emmy award-winning “TaleSpin,” “Goof Troop,” “The Flintstone Kids,” and “Challenge of the GoBots.” Though he was uncredited, it was well known that Taylor was the co-director of Hanna-Barbera’s “Rock Odyssey, »

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Robert Taylor, Director of ‘Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat,’ Dies at 70

15 December 2014 3:54 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Robert “Bob” Taylor, an award-winning animator, producer and director best known for animated TV series including “TaleSpin” and animated films such as “The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat,” died December 11 in Woodland Hills, Calif., of complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 70.

Born in Boston, Taylor began his career in animation in 1966 at Terrytoons in New York with Ralph Bakshi. He worked on Bakshi’s X-rated animated feature “Fritz the Cat,” and in 1974 directed sequel “The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat,” which played in competition at Cannes. He also worked with Bakshi as an animator on “Heavy Traffic,” “Coonskin” and “Wizards.”

Taylor went on to direct the animated film “Heidi’s Song” in 1982 and animated TV series including Emmy award-winning “TaleSpin,” “Goof Troop,” “The Flintstone Kids,” and “Challenge of the GoBots.” Though he was uncredited, it was well known that Taylor was the co-director of Hanna-Barbera’s “Rock Odyssey, »

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Trailers from Hell Wears 'Coonskin'

23 April 2014 8:19 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Today on Trailers from Hell, Larry Karaszewski tackles Ralph Bakshi's controversial 1975 "Coonskin," an animated satire on race relations. Ralph Bakshi's nervy satire on race relations courted controversy from all sides, beginning with its in-your-face title (which Bakshi himself objected to) and its incendiary use of African-American stereotypes to score its satirical points. The 1975 film, a mix of live action and animation, referenced a wide range of black-cultural hot buttons including "Song of the South" and blaxploitation fare. The production of the movie was fractious enough (Bakshi was locked out of the studio at one point) but the actual release of the film was when the fireworks, including picketing and a few smoke bombs in select theater lobbies, really started. In the decades since, cooler heads have prevailed and Coonskin counts artists as disparate as Spike Lee and Quentin Tarantino among its fans. »

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Coonskin

22 April 2014 10:00 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Ralph Bakshi’s nervy satire on race relations courted controversy from all sides, beginning with its in-your-face title (which Bakshi himself objected to) and its incendiary use of African-American stereotypes to score its satirical points. The 1975 film, a mix of live action and animation, referenced a wide range of black-cultural hot buttons including Song of the South and blaxploitation fare. The production of the movie was fractious enough (Bakshi was locked out of the studio at one point) but the actual release of the film was when the fireworks, including picketing and a few smoke bombs in select theater lobbies, really started. In the decades since, cooler heads have prevailed and Coonskin counts artists as disparate as Spike Lee and Quentin Tarantino among its fans. Nsfw!

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