"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.
All those years...All those dreams...All those sons...One of them is going to be a star.
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Did You Know?
The title of the film is a homograph; a word that has two different meanings. The first meaning is a shortened term for "American Popular Music". The second meaning is "Pop". "Pop" is another term for "Papa", "Dad", or "Father". The film is about four generations of American fathers. 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
Hey, Louie. I just seen the most beautiful thing I ever seen in the whole world.
Some pre-Prohibition booze, huh?
No. I seen the stripper gettin' dressed.
A stripper gettin' dressed ain't beautiful unless she's ugly to begin with.
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
References Anna Christie
Sing, Sing, Sing
Composed by Louis Prima
Performed by Benny Goodman and His Orchestra
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