In-person screening tribute to animator Ralph Bakshi coming to American Cinematheque

It’s been 50 years since Ralph Bakshi’s first X-rated cartoon, Fritz the Cat, blasted into public consciousness. Bakshi channeled the freewheeling spirit of underground comics with his controversial animated films as Heavy Traffic and Coonskin, battling protests and censors to open the doors to cartoons with adult situations. He tapped further into the zeitgeist with
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Animation epic Harlock: Space Pirate getting multi-city 3D theatrical screening ahead of home video release

On March 25th and 26th, the website TUGG will be hosting an exclusive 3D English-language screening of Ketchup Entertainment’s Harlock: Space Pirate in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Harlock: Space Pirate was developed by Japanese animation studio Toei Animation. The film centers on Captain Harlock, a mysterious space pirate of the future, who’s
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Japanese anime series coming to Egyptian Theatre

Beginning February 26th, the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood will host some of the best Japanese anime on the planet. The series includes Katsuhiro Ôtomo’s revolutionary anime Akira, which matched motorcycle gangs with military scientists in a post apocalyptic Tokyo. The series also includes Ôtomo’s follow up, Steamboy, a film that filters similar themes through the
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