Ralph Bakshi started his career at the Terrytoons television cartoon studio as a cel polisher and worked himself up to release his debut feature film ‘Fitz the Cat,’ in 1972. It was the first animated film to get an X rating. This was followed by the animated adult movie ‘Heavy Traffic’ (1973).
His early films were not commercially successful. Later, his animated films ‘Wizards’ (1977), ‘The Lord of the Rings’ (1978), ‘American Pop’ (1981), and ‘Fire and Ice’ (1983) proved to be hits at the box office.
His action adventure comedy animated film ‘Cool World’ (1992) failed to strike a chord with the audience. Ralph worked in television and made several popular series like ‘Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures’ (1987 – 1989) and the anthology ‘Spicy City’ (1997).
He has also given voice-over for a few animated series, including ‘Malcom and Melvin’ (1997) and ‘Ren & Stimpy – Adult Party Cartoon’ (2003).
Fire and Ice is an animated fantasy adventure film which tells the story of Larn, a warrior seeking revenge after his entire village is destroyed. He makes his way to the palace of the evil Prince Nekron, but after learning that Nekron has kidnapped Princess Teegra, he is forced to begin a rescue mission to save the princess and make Nekron pay for his crimes.
This science fiction fantasy adventure film tells the story of the evil mutant wizard Blackwolf, who discovers some long-lost military technologies, shortly after losing his mother. Filled with ego and ambition, he claims his mother’s throne, assembles an army and sets out on a mission to conquer Earth. However, his twin brother decides to take action to stop him.
Set in Brooklyn during the 1980s the adult animated movie depicts the rivalry and violence between two rival gangs the Stompers and the Chaplains. Much of the story revolves around the choices of Vinnie, the leader of the Stompers, his best friend Crazy, and Vinnie’s love interest Roz.
Fritz the Cat is an animated black comedy film which revolves around a womanizing cat named Fritz living in an animal version of New York City, during the 1960s. Fritz drops out of college on a whim, and eventually starts a race riot, becoming a leftist revolutionary in the process.
Frodo is a young hobbit, who finds the One Ring which belongs to Dark Lord Sauron. Therefore, he begins his journey with eight companions to Mount Doom, the only place where this ring can be destroyed to end Sauron’s reign over Middle-earth.
Jack is a cartoonist spending time in prison for murdering a man whom he found sleeping with his wife. During his sentence he creates a series of comics, but he soon finds himself in his comics’ universe, where he meets Holli Would, the character he created.