Royal Stompbox: Ralph Bakshi's American Pop

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Ralph Bakshi’s AMERICAN POP

Friday, August 19th
7:00pm – Ralph Bakshi + Rock'N'Roll Cartoons Pre-Show
8:00pm – American Pop

Co-presented & with prize giveaways from JUNE RECORDS!

Songs by: Bob Dylan, Jefferson Airplane, Herbie Hancock, The Doors, George Gershwin, Fear, Big Brother & The Holding Company feat. Janis Joplin, Lou Reed, Bob Seger, The Mamas & The Papas, Louis Prima, Sam Cooke, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Dave Brubeck Quartet, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Peter, Paul & Mary, Pat Benatar, Fabian, Sex Pistols

Arguably the crown achievement from America’s living legend of
animation, Ralph Bakshi (FRITZ THE CAT, HEAVY TRAFFIC, LORD OF THE RINGS, WIZARDS, COONSKIN, FIRE & ICE, etc), AMERICAN POP traces the rise and growth of American popular music through the 20th century, as reflected in the lives of four generations of a Russian Jewish immigrant family hustling for success in the music biz.

AMERICAN POP’s unique look was achieved through a process called "rotoscoping" – shooting the scenes with live actors, and then tracing their movements onto animation cells – plus other mixed media including water colors, computer graphics, live-action shots, and archival footage. It was one of the first animated feature film to be presented in Dolby sound, and features superb voice work from Ron Thompson and the rest of the cast.

It took until 1998 for the film to make it to home video and the soundtrack has never been re-released, due to the now unfathomable costs of music rights licensing. This film features a baffling amount of major hits of American music in its runtime.

AMERICAN POP is simply a brilliant, iconic piece of work and one of the best animated features out there, an epic quest for rock stardom packed with killer tunes, gorgeous, inventive, colourful animation, and Bakshi’s biting, brutal and direct city street stories.

With a pre-show of Bakshi-related music sequences and assorted animated rock & roll mania!
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By: The Royal Cinema - Toronto

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