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Trailers From Hell does Bakshi's "Fritz The Cat" and "Coonskin"

by Jerry Beck
April 25, 2014 12:25 PM
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I've been a follower of Joe Dante's superb website Trailers From Hell from its inception in 2007. The one thing it had been lacking throughout the years was commentary on the hundreds of animated features that had been released since the 1930s (Yellow Submarine and Roger Corman's "Cheap" aka Dirty Duck were notable exceptions to their rule). 

This week the site makes up for lost time with a double barreled salute to Ralph Bakshi. Screenwriter Mick Garris (Hocus Pocus) discusses Bakshi's breakthroughs on Fritz The Cat (1972) and Larry Karaszewski (Ed Wood) walks us through the racial controversies of Coonskin (1975). Both of these videos are very well done, loaded with information and fun to watch. But please, Joe, more animated films!

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  • Peteykins | April 30, 2014 2:40 PMReply

    I know the Fleischers produced a short "blue" Popeye/Betty Boop cartoon, but I've never seen evidence of a naughty Disney film. Are there eyewitness accounts?

  • robcat2075 | April 26, 2014 9:54 AMReply

    Disney "cartoonists" made hard-core pornographic shorts in the 1930s? Is there any substance to that? I've never heard anyone assert that actual films were made before. In-office gag drawings, yes. Films...?

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