"American Pop" is the animated story of a very talented and troubled family starting with 19th century Russia and moving through several generations of musicians. The film covers American popular music from the pre-jazz age through rhythm and blues, 1950s rock 'n' roll, drug-laden psychedelia, and punk rock, finally ending with the onset of New Wave in the early 1980s. Written by
It's an epic journey down through the music of American time through the eyes and spectacular moving art of Ralph Bakshi, the creator of "Fritz the Cat", "Heavy Traffic" and "The Lord of the Rings". It's the ultimate sight and sound experience with the mind blowing music of Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin and many other great American artists.
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Did You Know?
According to Ralph Bakshi
, he originally wanted to end the movie with Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Free Bird". See more
The German Soldier who shoots the pianist is wearing an American Helmet with a Swastika painted on the front (which was not the case in any German forces during the war). Also, his weapon is obviously a semi-automatic rifle but he fires it full-automatic as though it were a sub-machine gun. See more
[Tony has injured himself and lies in bed wearing casts around his neck, leg, and arm
How do you feel?
Like a fuckin' M&M: dig my thin candy shell.
Referenced in We Are Your Friends
Music by Lee S. Roberts
Lyrics by J. Will Callahan See more