"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?
Although all of the characters are fictional, many were partially inspired by real people. The character of Frankie, for instance, was based on Grace Slick
(of Jefferson Airplane
) and Janis Joplin
(of Big Brother and the Holding Company). See more
When Tony meets the waitress in Kansas, he asks her a number of questions which are references to songs about the state. He asks her, "Is everything up to date here?" which references Rodgers and Hammerstein's song "Kansas City" from the musical "Oklahoma!" However, that song actually concerns the Kansas City in Missouri, as another song from that show indicates. 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.
Disclaimer before soundtrack listings: The following songs were depicted as being written by fictional characters. The producer would like to thank the true composers. See more
Referenced in The Book of Eli
A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall
Written by Bob Dylan
Composed by Bob Dylan See more