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  • Fritz the Cat

    ★★★★

  • Red Hot Riding Hood

    ★★★★★

  • Blitz Wolf

    ★★★★

  • Superman

    ★★★★

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  • Fritz the Cat

    Fritz the Cat

    ★★★★

    It is with Fritz The Cat that Bakshi had been finally able to make a commercial product that could, for once, actually challenge the mainstream animated feature, at that time dominated by Disney and few others, and, perhaps most importantly, turn down an actual unique and personal work of art – a rarity in that timeframe.

    To produce Fritz The Cat, Bakshi had to overcome a long and tedious productions, as well as making a number of compromises along the…

  • Red Hot Riding Hood

    Red Hot Riding Hood

    ★★★★★

    Perhaps the most celebrated case of Avery subverting expectations is in Red Hot Riding Hood. The short begins with a straightforward adaptation of the Red Riding Hood fairy tale with apparantely no twists at all, that is, until the Wolf and the other characters (Red Riding Hood, the Grandma) point directly at the camera, declaring themselves to be fed up with the story and effectively rebelling to the Narrator and, therefore, the Director. A quick title card change and we…

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  • Superman

    Superman

    ★★★★

    By the time the 1940s began, the Fleischers had already lost most of their unique style, “forced” to chase after Disney and, generally speaking, the West Coast style of animation. The Popeye shorts, the closest thing to the old Fleischer style, was mostly taking influence from other comedy masters around the same period such as Tex Avery, Bob Clampett, Frank Tashlin and the rest of the Warner Bros. animators. The Fleischer Studios would soon shut down in 1942, but before…

  • Gulliver's Travels

    Gulliver's Travels

    After the release of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), the world of animation and cinema changed drastically. Walt Disney and his team of animators were able to prove to Hollywood that animation didn’t have to be restricted to short stories of six or seven minutes and that it could explore several different genres and moods different from comedy, exploiting its dramatic possibilities. For these reasons, it’s rightfully considered one of the most important films ever made. However, something…