I’ve been a follower of Joe Dante’s superb website Trailers From Hell from its inception in 2007. The one thing it had been lacking throughout the years was commentary on the hundreds of animated features that had been released since the 1930s (Yellow Submarine and Roger Corman’s “Cheap” aka Dirty Duck were notable exceptions to their rule).
This week the site makes up for lost time with a double barreled salute to Ralph Bakshi. Screenwriter Mick Garris (Hocus Pocus) discusses Bakshi’s breakthroughs on Fritz The Cat (1972) and Larry Karaszewski (Ed Wood) walks us through the racial controversies of Coonskin (1975). Both of these videos are very well done, loaded with information and fun to watch. But please, Joe, more animated films!