Ralph Bakshi Gets Animafest Zagreb Lifetime Achievement Award

Ralph Bakshi is an amazing talent, he made Fritz the Cat (1972), Heavy Traffic (1973), Wizards (1977), The Lord of the Rings (1978), American Pop (1981), Cool World (1992) etc.

His version of Lord of the Rings is highly underrated in my opinion. I know a lot say the the first mainstream furry film was Disney’s Robin Hood, but Fritz The Cat predates it by a year, and it’s more for adults. Which can be said of all of films. Now Wizards if you hadn’t seen it, shows the true side of war more so than the recent 1917 film. People die and sometimes reasons to start a war is based on ego, rather than any real threat.

Frankly all of his films are worth checking out.

Speaking of which Ralph Bakshi was also involved in a bit of controversy with Mighty Mouse, which ran from 1987 to 1988. You see he was contracted to do Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures and the episodes are great.

It was doing well ratings wise until this.

We all can’t be perfect, and here at Furry Times salute Ralph Bakshi

Just like the world-renowned and influential Zagreb School of Animation authors, Bakshi was conditioned by modest budgets and had to resort to experimentation and reduced animation. Success came. Artistic freedom was not conditioned. This is a lifetime achievement award. Zagreb understands.

Scurry Comic Book Now Available

So what is Scurry comic?

Scurry is the story of a colony of mice in an abandoned house who are struggling to survive a long,¬†strange winter. The humans are all gone and the sun is rarely seen. As food becomes scarce and many mice fall ill, the scavengers are forced to search farther from their home, braving monster infested lands in search of anything that will help the colony survive another day. Being hunted by feral cats and predatory birds is part of life for these mice, but beyond the fences stalks something far more fearsome…¬†

I find both the artwork amazing and the storyline just draws you in. It’s really worth checking out HERE