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American Pop

HD   R Closed Captioning

Ralph Bakshi

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About the Movie

Journey into an explosion of sight, sound, song and superb storytelling as brilliantly conceived by animation innovator Ralph Bakshi (Fritz the Cat, The Lord of the Rings, Wizards). From a turn-of-the-century immigrant vaudevillian to a rock superstar, "American Pop" is the story of four generations whose lives revolve around the beat of American popular music. Featuring a mind-blowing soundtrack bursting with the hit music of The Doors, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Mamas & The Papas, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Pat Benatar, Lou Reed, Bob Seger and more. Packed with energy, excitement, electricity and enthusiasm, Bashki's work is a ground-breaking, kaleidoscopic animated trip.

Customer Reviews


There has never been a movie like american pop and there never will be...director and writer, Ralph Bakshi has created his masterpiece and it is American pop. This story is a timeless classic about four generations of men who each had a chance at stardom but life got in the way. The technique he used to create this fascinating story is called "rotoscope" in which Mr. Bakshi filmed the entire movie in live action and then painstakingly transferred each frame to an animated cell. The result is a hand crafted work of art rivaled only by todays best computer animation. This unsung film gem is far better than his previous "Wizards" and "Lord of the Rings" projects, in that it's more than just a cool idea. It's great story telling with believable characters and it doesn't have the choppy, jumpy animation that the aformentioned films suffered from. The soundtrack is equally impressive. There's a great remake of the song "Somebody to love" by Marcy Levy which is far superior to the original version as well as classic rock tunes by Pat Benatar, Jimmie Hendrix, the Doors and the Sex pistols to mention a few. You'll love this film and remember it forever.

bakshi rules

this is a good movie but what happened to Wizards? Wizards is the best movie he ever came up with.

Better Than

The movie teaches people how the Muisc Industry really works, this movie taught more than any book (almost) ever did about the music biz

American Pop
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 1998

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