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Thursday, September 9, 2010

The Future of Modern Day Animation, c. 1988

Just digging around, I found this segment from the McNeil/Leher News Hour from the late 80's. It's a story about how CBS was looking at canceling Ralph Bakshi's Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures, which was costing them $250,000 an episode, and losing money.

I used to love the new Mighty Mouse-- it was such a funny show. I was MUCH FUNNIER than the original, and very odd and trippy. It was everything a Saturday Morning cartoon should have been.

All of the members of Bakshi's team ended up moving onto much bigger and better things-- and you can see his influence in all of their work. Along with John Kricfalusi, who went on to create Ren & Stimpy, you see JC Wegman (Simpsons), Jim Reardon (Wall-e), and a few others who went on to success with Pixar and Dreamworks Animation (back in the day, with Tiny Tunes and Pinky and The Brain).


"Night of the Bat-Bat" Episode:

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