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Ralph Bakshi

Director of Animated Films
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Net worth 2018: $4.3 Million
Residence: Haifa
Country: Israeli
BirthDay: 29 October 1938
Sigh: Scorpio
Height: 1.91 m
Education: High School of Art and Design

Ralph Bakshi was bornon 29 October 1938 in Haifa, Israeli, is Director of Animated Films. Ralph Bakshi is an American director of animated films who rose to prominence with his debut feature film, ‘Fritz the Cat’, which went on to become the first animated film to receive an X rating from the Motion Picture Association of America. The movie became extremely popular and is the most successful independent animated feature ever made. ‘Fritz the Cat’ established him as a quirky, creative and bold director who openly courted controversy with his unconventional works. He began his career as a cel polisher in a cartoon studio, and impressed his employers with his undying sincerity and eventually rose through the positions to become a director. Though he was doing well in his career, he longed for the creative freedom that his job did not offer. He developed an interest in animation and became acquainted with several popular animators of his time from who he learnt the nuances of the art. After working with several studios he realized that the time was ripe for him to launch his directorial career, and chose to adapt a controversial comic strip by Robert Crumb as his debut film. ‘Fritz the Cat’ was an outrageous selection for a debut director—down and dirty, highly sexualized, and with a liberal sprinkling of profanity, the film did create controversy. But it also launched Bakshi’s directorial career with a bang.


$4.3 Million


His 1992 live-action animated movie ‘Cool World’ tells the story of a cartoonist who is seduced by one of the characters he had created in his animated world


‘American Pop’, an animated musical drama, was produced and directed by him in 1981


In 1975 he released the movie ‘Coonskin’, a story about an African-American rabbit, fox, and bear who rise to the top of the organized crime racket in Harlem


The film was released in 1972 and immediately became very successful because of its explicit sexual content


By the 1970s he was raring to produce films of his own as he wanted to freely express his creativity, unrestrained by the limitations of his studio jobs


He joined Paramount Cartoon Studios in 1967 as the Producer and Director


So the principal had him transferred to Manhattan's School of Industrial Art from where he graduated with an award in cartooning in 1956


In 1947 his family moved to a predominantly black neighbourhood in Washington D


His family immigrated to New York City to escape World War II in 1939


He was born on 29 October 1938, in Haifa, Mandatory Palestine (now Israel) to Russian Jew parents

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