41+ Ralph Bakshi Quotes On Education, Peter Jackson And Heavy Metal

Top 10 Ralph Bakshi Quotes (BEST)

  1. What's most important in animation is the emotions and the ideas being portrayed. I'm a great believer of energy and emotion.
  2. Animation is tremendously resilient. Animation will recover, as art always recovers. There's always cycles of good art.
  3. I would like to have the original ending to my Lord of the Rings instead of the one they released. In my original cut I had the victory at Helm's Deep as the final sequence.
  4. The rise of anime had to happen. If the Japanese could tell better American stories, it would go through the roof. They still tell stories which are very much oriental. I take my hat off to them.
  5. Disney had such a hold on the mind of America-they were Adolf Hitler. The whole country thought Disney was some sort of god and that animation was some sort of pure thing for children.
  6. Look what Disney's done to their animation department. There wasn't an animator in charge of their animation unit!
  7. All the old great companies were run by guys who knew what an animator meant, and guys who knew how to draw. All the companies today are run by executives.
  8. Cartooning at its best is a fine art. I'm a cartoonist who works in the medium of animation, which also allows me to paint my cartoons.
  9. I separate cartooning, which is fun and wacky and soulful, from illustration, which is very well-drawn and extremely uptight to look at. There's a difference. I'm a cartoonist.
  10. Live action writers will give you a structure, but who the hell is talking about structure? Animation is closer to jazz than some kind of classical stage structure.

Ralph Bakshi Short Quotes

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  • Every character in each of my movies is a different side of myself.
  • Someone's been mean to you! Tell me who it is, so I can punch him tastefully.
  • It's curtains for you, Mighty Mouse! This gun is so futuristic that even I don't know how it works!
  • John [Kricfalusi] is so arrogant. He thinks he's me!
  • My movies continue to be found and be sold because there's something going on in them.
  • As an artist, I want to interpret my feelings
  • They say I'm a revolutionary, but they're all wrong.
  • I draw what I feel, which is no more than doing my job.
  • Painting pictures didn't make me a lot of money. I have to eat.
  • You can't second-guess yourself as a filmmaker.

Ralph Bakshi Quotes On Animation

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I'm having the same problems today that I had when I first started, saying that outrageous adult animation works. — Ralph Bakshi

I miss animation very passionately. Not continuously, but every once in a while I would die to do another film. — Ralph Bakshi

One of the best animated films I've seen come out of Disney was the Tarzan movie. I wasn't crazy about the story or the design on Tarzan's face, but the traditional animation was spectacular. — Ralph Bakshi

I animated 20 years at Terry Toons. It's important to know that animators like pizza and a raise once in a while, and you've got to treat them with love. — Ralph Bakshi

Most of the animated films I watched, the emotions are all prepackaged like canned music, the hand actions, the sighs. — Ralph Bakshi

Too many of Disney animators, and a lot try to emulate Disney, are trying to hit what they call quality levels. They're boring mannerisms. — Ralph Bakshi

Ralph Bakshi Quotes On Films

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I had the X rating on my films. Now they do as much on The Simpsons as I got an X rating for Fritz the Cat. — Ralph Bakshi

Film has to describe and show. — Ralph Bakshi

My good films were independent and my bad films were not. — Ralph Bakshi

Ralph Bakshi Famous Quotes And Sayings

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The art of cartooning is vulgarity. The only reason for cartooning to exist is to be on the edge. If you only take apart what they allow you to take apart, you're Disney. Cartooning is a low-class, for-the-public art, just like graffiti art and rap music. Vulgar but believable, that's the line I kept walking. — Ralph Bakshi

Wizards was my homage to Tolkien in the American idiom. I had read Tolkien, understood Tolkien, and wanted to do a sort of fantasy for American kids, and that was Wizards. — Ralph Bakshi

Sweetheart, I'm the biggest ripped-off cartoonist in the history of the world, and that's all I'm going to say. — Ralph Bakshi

I hired Bob at Terrytoons. He was my assistant animator, and then became an animator himself. He had just come from Boston with his family and was a brilliant draftsman as well as a great jazz guitarist. We had lots of fun nights in Greenwich Village together and then later hanging in LA. Bob worked on Fritz the Cat , Heavy Traffic , Coonskin , and on Wizards . I am terribly saddened by his passing and will miss him dearly. — Ralph Bakshi

I'm from the East Coast. I love the city. I love the characters. I love the kind of people we are, the kind other people look at in amazement. — Ralph Bakshi

I am not interested in slickness for the sake of slickness. — Ralph Bakshi

I thought I had the rights to The Lord of the Rings. I don't know how Jackson ended up with the rights. — Ralph Bakshi

I wouldn't leave Disney to do Disney. — Ralph Bakshi

I'm the first to admit that I can't be as good as Tolkien, and a movie can never be as good as Tolkien. — Ralph Bakshi

Lord of the Rings made me realize that I'm not interested in doing anyone else's work. — Ralph Bakshi

Its all big money, high rent, high prices in New York City now. The poor people completely got rolled over. I've never seen anything like it in my life. It's disgusting. — Ralph Bakshi

As an artist, I want to interpret my feelings - not run across the street and ask what my mother thinks. — Ralph Bakshi

Life Lessons by Ralph Bakshi

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  1. Ralph Bakshi's work demonstrates the power of animation to tell stories that challenge and subvert cultural norms.
  2. His films illustrate the importance of pushing boundaries and taking risks in order to create art that is meaningful and thought-provoking.
  3. His work also highlights the need to consider the political and social implications of the stories we tell, and how they can shape our understanding of the world.

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