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Ralph Bakshi


Ralph Bakshi worked his way up from Brooklyn and became an animation legend. He was born on October 29, 1938, in Haifa, Israel, the son of Mina (Zlotin) and Eliezar Bakshi, and is of Krymchak Jewish descent. He was raised in Brownsville, after his family came to New York to escape World War II. Bakshi attended the Thomas Jefferson High School and ... See full bio »

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Known For

Wizards Director
(1977)
(1978)
Fire and Ice Director
(1983)
Fritz the Cat Director
(1972)

Filmography

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 2015 Last Days of Coney Island (Short)
 2012 Trickle Dickle Down (Short)
 2005 100 Greatest Cartoons (TV Special documentary) (original material)
 1997 Spicy City (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Sex Drive (1997)
- Mano's Hands (1997)
 1997 Babe, He Calls Me (Short)
 1997 What a Cartoon! (TV Series short) (2 episodes)
 1997 Malcom and Melvin (Short)
 1994 Cool and the Crazy (TV Movie)
 1994 Rebel Highway (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1992 David Bowie: Real Cool World (Music Video)
 1992 Cool World
 1989 Imagining America (TV Movie) (episode "This Ain't Bebop")
 1989 This Ain't Bebop (TV Short)
 1989 The Butter Battle Book (TV Short) (supervising director)
 1989 Hound Town (TV Movie)
 1988 Christmas in Tattertown (TV Movie)
 1987-1988 Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures (TV Series) (supervising director - 19 episodes)
- A Star Is Milked/Mighty's Tone Poem (1988) ... (supervising director)
- Mouse and Supermouse/The Bride of Mighty Mouse (1988) ... (supervising director)
- Snow White and the Motor City Dwarfs/Don't Touch That Dial (1988) ... (segment "Snow White and the Motor City Dwarfs") / (supervising director)
- Bat with a Golden Tongue/Mundane Voyage (1988) ... (supervising director)
- Mighty's Wedlock Whimsy/Anatomy of a Milquetoast (1988) ... (supervising director)
 1986 The Rolling Stones: Harlem Shuffle (Music Video)
 1984 Cannonball Run II (animation director - uncredited)
 1983 Fire and Ice
 1981 American Pop
 1977 Wizards
 1974 Coonskin
 1973 Heavy Traffic
 1972 The Paper Monster (Short)
 1972 Fritz the Cat
 1971 Martin Luther King, Jr. (Short)
 1971 The Big Freeze (Short)
 1971 The Duster (Short)
 1971 The Enlarger (Short)
 1970 Lost and Foundation (Short)
 1970 The Shocker (Short)
 1970 The Proton Pulsator (Short)
 1970 The Drifter (Short)
 1968-1970 Spider-Man (TV Series) (25 episodes)
- Trip to Tomorrow (1970)
- Down to Earth (1970)
- Rollarama (1970)
 1970 The Ghost Monster (Short)
 1969 The Toy Man (Short)
 1969 The Frog (Short)
 1969 The Red Swamp Fox (Short)
 1969 The Stretcher (Short)
 1967 Baron Von Go-Go (Short) (supervising)
 1967 Mini-Squirts (Short)
 1967 Mouse Trek (Short)
 1967 The Bickersons (Short)
 1967 The Fuz (Short)
 1967 Frozen Sparklers (Short) (supervising)
 1967 Bugged by a Bug (Short) (supervising)
 1967 Marvin Digs (Short)
 1967 Fancy Plants (Short) (supervising)
 1967 Mr. Winlucky (Short) (supervising)
 1967 Traffic Trouble (Short) (supervising)
 1967 Dr. Rhinestone's Theory (Short) (supervising)
 1967 The Opera Caper (Short) (uncredited)
 1967 Which Is Witch? (Short) (supervising)
 1967 Give Me Liberty (Short) (supervising)
 1967 A Voodoo Spell (Short) (supervising)
 1967 It's for the Birds (Short) (supervising)
 1967 The Heat's Off (Short) (supervising)
 1966 Mighty Heroes (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- The Monsterizer (1966)
- The Junker (1966)
 1966 Rocket Robin Hood (TV Series) (1968, uncredited)
 1966 The Monster Master (Short)
 1966 Scuba Duba Do (Short)
 1966 Dr. Ha-Ha (Short)
 1965 The Third Musketeer (Short)
 1965 Dress Reversal (Short)
 1965 Don't Spill the Beans (Short)
 1963 The Deputy Dawg Show (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Save Ol' Piney (1963)
- Show Biz Whiz (1963)
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Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 4 Interviews | 2 Articles | See more »


Alternate Names:

Bill Schneider

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)

Spouse:

Liz Bakshi  (3 children) | See more »

Children:

Preston Bakshi | See more »
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[about Cool World (1992)] The original concept, way back when I sold the film, was that a live-action cartoonist would go to bed with a cartoon woman in the cartoon world. They had a child immediately that was a strange combination of live action and animation in one character. This son of the underground cartoonist hates himself for what he is and isn't and goes back to the real world to track ... See more »

Trivia:

Father of Preston Bakshi, Eddie Bakshi, Mark Bakshi and Victoria Bakshi. Mark is president of Paramount production. See more »

Trademark:

Animated features specifically made for adults, often with a heavy use of rotoscoping See more »

Nickname:

The Godfather of Adult Animation

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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