Bakshi interview : LUSENET : Aeon Flux : One Thread

Ralph Bakshi just did an interview with humor mag The Onion... he talks about the animation business, his paintings, his early films, & why he stopped making movies. For fans of his low-budget style (like me! :) it's worth a look.

-- Paul (, December 08, 2000


Hmm, I guess nobody saw this... O well, I know most people *hate* Bakshi's films. *whistles* He is an interesting guy, though.

-- Paul (, January 08, 2001.

O.k. before I say anything, is this interview a joke one or a real one? You know this 'onion' thing is a little like stepping on thin ice as far as a resource for quotes. So, this is the guy who brought us Fritz the cat, hmmm. Creative, tad low browish, but ok he now has a place in Americana. Notice he also directed a movie called Fire and Ice, a Frank Frazetta designed film. Did you ever see it? Frank Frazetta's a great artist, I was wondering how much he himself is involved in the making of this movie? Did you ever see it Paul?

-- Barb e. (, January 08, 2001.

Oh, it's real... maybe a little too real ;) I never saw Fire & Ice, but considering that Peter Chung worked on it, maybe I should. Dunno about Frank Frazetta's involvement, but he was a good friend of Bakshi's... in Wizards, one of the incantations was "Frazetta".

-- Paul (, January 09, 2001.

So Peter Chung actually worked on this film, well, now I do want to see it. Frazetta may have been bathed in testosterone while still in the womb or something, but he's alright. His art is art. The incantation thing is hilarious.

-- Barb e. (, January 09, 2001.

If you are interested in seeing Fire and Ice (as well as several other Bakshi films) released on DVD, check out our Petitions page - which currently features a petition for Fire and Ice.

The address is


-- Animation on (, September 27, 2001.

Thanks. I signed all the Bakshi ones. Some of the films were better than others, but all should be preserved on DVD.

-- Inukko (, September 27, 2001.

There's also an MTV animation petition (for interested parties)...

-- Inukko (, September 27, 2001.

Oh, hey it took me too long to get over there! Signed the 'Daria' petition and requested on for Aeon Flux. Hmm, think it'll work?

-- Barb e. (, September 30, 2001.

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