Animation Legend Ralph Bakshi (Fritz The Cat, Cool World) is making his return to film in celebration of his 77th birthday on October 29th with the nationwide release of his new animated short Last Days of Coney Island. The film will be released on exclusively on Vimeo on Demand.
Bakshi, who has been involved in a slew of projects as a director, writer, producer and animator, has developed a new generation of fans in the digital age with social media, his presence at the major Comic Con Conventions and the sales of his projects via DVD. The national release of Last Days of Coney Island comes on the heels of a successful Kickstarter campaign which raised over $174,000 from 1,290 fans and backers from almost every major continent, the film’s Facebook Page has over 80,000 likes.
Produced by Ralph’s son Edward Bakshi with music by Mark Taylor. Zac Wittstruck is the editor, animation & backgrounds are by Ralph Bakshi. The main character voices are: “Shorty” – Omar Jones, “Louie” – Rick Singer,“Molly” – Tina Romanus, “Louise” – Esperanza Quintero, “Max” – Robert Costanzo. Sound design and mixing by Kathleen Edwards, Tor Kingdon (Hear Kitty Studios).
Bakshi’s iconic career has spanned 6 decades. He’s been responsible for such notable properties as Fritz The Cat, Heavy Traffic, Coonskin, Wizards, The Lord of the Rings, American Pop, Fire and Ice and Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures to name a few.