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Ralph Bakshi
October 29, 1938 -
Nationality: American
Category: Director
Subcategory: American Director

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


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


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


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.


Look what Disney's done to their animation department. There wasn't an animator in charge of their animation unit!


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.


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.


My good films were independent and my bad films were not.


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


What's most important in animation is the emotions and the ideas being portrayed. I'm a great believer of energy and emotion.


I am not interested in slickness for the sake of slickness.


Painting pictures didn't make me a lot of money. I have to eat.


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.


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.


My movies continue to be found and be sold because there's something going on in them.


I draw what I feel, which is no more than doing my job.


Animation is tremendously resilient. Animation will recover, as art always recovers. There's always cycles of good art.


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


You can't second-guess yourself as a filmmaker.


They say I'm a revolutionary, but they're all wrong.


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