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Bakshi, Ralph

Born: 1938 AD
Currently alive, at 77 years of age.
Nationality: American
Categories: Director

1938 – Born on the 29th of October in Haifa then part of the British Mandate of Palestine.

1957 – Graduated in School of Industrial Art, where he received an award in cartooning.

1971 – Steve Krantz tagged on as a producer on what was to be Bakshi’s first feature film.

1972 – Fritz the Cat opened in LA and New York to rave reviews and was a box office smash.

1973 – Production of Coonskin (a.k.a. Streetfight) began at Bakshi Studios on Melrose in Hollywood.

1975 – Coonskin opened with a screening at Museum of Modern Art in NYC to so much controversy that Paramount soon withdrew its release.

1977 – Directed and produced the Wizard, released and received with great acclaim.

1980 – Written, directed and produced by Bakshi, Hey, Good Looking was released.

1988 – Tattertown , a Christmas special for television was completed directly following Mighty Mouse and This Ain’t Be Bop.

1995 – Bakshi wrote, directed and produced two cartoons for Hannah Barbera.