Watch the Trailer for Ralph Bakshi’s “Last Days of Coney Island”

Ralph Bakshi Last Days of Coney Island

Animator Ralph Bakshi is famous for “Fritz the Cat,” “The Lord of the Rings,” and “Cool World.”

Ralph Bakshi burst into American consciousness as the mad genius behind some gritty, grimy—some were derided as obscene—animated feature films: Fritz the Cat (1972), Heavy Traffic (1973), Coonskin (1975), American Pop (1981), and Hey Good Lookin’ (1982). He also made the all-ages Wizards (1977), Lord of the Rings (1978), and Fire and Ice (1983). Bakshi’s last animated feature film (technically only partly-animated), Cool World, came out in 1992. In the 22+ years since, he’s primarily made short films, many of them quite short. His most recent work, the two-minute anti-Mitt Romney piece “Trickle Dickle Down,” came out in 2012.

Bakshi fans have been looking forward to his latest, the 22-minute “Last Days of Coney Island,” for about a decade now; it will be available on demand through Vimeo on October 29.

Here’s the trailer, released last week:

Last Days of Coney Island from Bakshi Productions, Inc. on Vimeo.

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Published on: October 23, 2015

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