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Ralph Bakshi: Last Days of Coney Island to premiere on Vimeo

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Ralph Bakshi, the iconoclastic animator behind Fritz the Cat and Wizards, is set to debut his new 22-minute film, Last Days of Coney Island, via Vimeo On Demand on Oct. 29.

The film, which Bakshi describes as “an animated cop, mafia, horror movie set in the 1960s in Coney Island, with political overtones both realistic and outrageous,” is the end result of a Kickstarter campaign that saw him raising $174,000 from 1,290 backers.

According to the video included in the original campaign, Bakshi hopes Last Days of Coney Island would be something unique for animation in that it “isn’t driven by making you happy or stupid.”

Variety was the first to report the news. 

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