Ralph Bakshi biography

Ralph Bakshi

Animator, Film director

1938 –

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Who is Ralph Bakshi?

Ralph Bakshi is an American director of animated and live-action films. In the 1970s, he established an alternative to mainstream animation through independent and adult-oriented productions. Between 1972 and 1992, he directed nine theatrically released feature films, five of which he wrote. He has been involved in numerous television projects as director, writer, producer and animator.

Beginning his career at the Terrytoons television cartoon studio as a cel polisher, Bakshi was eventually promoted to director. He moved to the animation division of Paramount Pictures in 1967 and started his own studio, Bakshi Productions, in 1968. Through producer Steve Krantz, Bakshi made his debut feature film, Fritz the Cat, released in 1972. It was the first animated film to receive an X rating from the Motion Picture Association of America, and the most successful independent animated feature of all time.

Over the next eleven years, Bakshi directed seven additional animated features. He is well known for such films as Wizards, The Lord of the Rings, American Pop and Fire and Ice.

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Born
Oct 29, 1938
Haifa
Also known as
  • Bill Schneider
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • Israeli American
Nationality
  • Israel
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • High School of Art and Design
Employment
  • Terrytoons
  • Famous Studios
    (1967 - )
Lived in
  • Brooklyn

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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