Bakshi is a real wizard. He is all about the message: what he is saying as an artist. He paved the pathway of animation, proved that it’s not just for kids, and made it a respected medium for grown-ups. Bakshi taught me about heart in art, how to believe in your work, freedom, expression, breaking rules, having fun, enjoying process, and being yourself.
“Live action writers will give you a structure, but who the hell is talking about structure? Animation is closer to jazz than some kind of classical stage structure.” - Ralph Bakshi