Summary: I first saw this film years ago and have been searching for it ever since my
copy got flogged. Why?… Because this is a cartoon that is majorly different.
Graphics = good; storyline = great. It is a dated film but it has a message that
is timeless. It utilizes a blend of cartoon and real life in a way that is
refreshingly different. Children will like it for it's cartoon graphics, and
‘feel-good’ factor…Adults…for it's story and the twist.
Conclusion: I've always loved Ralph Bakshi's films. I saw this years ago when it was first released on VHS and watched it regularly until a malfunction caused it to be chewed up in my player. Years later I was lucky enough to buy a region 1 copy. It's such an innovative and imaginative film. From Mike Ploog's illustrations that appear throughout the film to the clever use of stock film footage. Ralph Bakshi has been wanting to produce a sequel but Hollywood has said NO.