Bakshi's "Fire and Ice"

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  1. GaryEA

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    I finally had the chance to sit down and look through the Frank Frazetta: Testament folio that I picked up a couple weeks ago, and to my delight Fire And Ice was touched upon briefly.
    In the write-up describing Frazetta's "Thor's Flight", a 1968 painting that was revisited in animated form in FaI, He laments that he would never do an animated film again, but "...if the right live-action movie came along I might consider it."
    Anyway, the final sentence reads "Plans are underway to release Fire and Ice on DVD in the near future."
    Not the most concrete of plans, but I welcomed it anyway. I would love for FaI to make it to disc so I can finally put my hazy magnetic copy to rest.
    Thought some of you might be interested.
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  2. MaxY

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    Wow another one of his movies coming to DVD, I hope they get this one right.
    I am still concerned about LOTR possibly not being OAR and 16x9. Still ticked that Heavy Traffic was 4x3.
    He needs to be represented on DVD allready. We need Fritz the Cat, Wizards, oh and there was another great one he did that I forget the name of right now.
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    Gary, who laments that he will never do an animated film again, Bakshi or Frazetta? I for one would like to know just why Bakshi crapped out Cool World and never produced anything more. Maybe "crapped out" is kinda harsh, but Cool World just doesn't live up to his previous works.
     
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    Max, you talkin' 'bout Street Fight?
    By the way, anybody got any comments on the American Pop dvd? Is it OAR? Anamorphic? 5.1? etc.
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  5. GaryEA

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    Ben,
    It was Frazetta. He has gone on record a number of times, this book being the latest example, that he wouldn't go into animation again.
    From what I understand, I think he found the experience to be extremely frustrating, and when he felt that FaI wasn't as good as it could have been, it cemented his decision.
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    Ah, that I can understand. I never thought Frazetta cared to do animation in the first place, just never actually heard or read anything about it. Still, I wonder what's up with Bakshi. I mean, is it just that the whole 60s acid craze is dead? If so, he totally missed out on the acid ravers of the 90s. Damn, he could have made a killing. How do you think Telletubbies became so successful? Boy, did I veer off or what? Anyway, Bakshi's withdrawel from a productive life (as an animation producer) has always perplexed me.
     
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    FYI, Fritz the Cat and The Nine Lives of FtC are both being released by MGM in December.
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  9. MaxY

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    Ben,
    Yes that was the other one.
    American Pop was done by C T/S which means top notch. OAR and 16x9. [​IMG] I have it and think it is great.
    Lets hope that Fritz the Cat and The Nine Lives or Fritz are done right.
    And once again where the f$#@ is Wizards already. I just can't believe that this title is not on DVD yet.
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    I'd love to see Bakshi's 'Fire and Ice' on DVD, a very under-appreciated animated fantasy.
    The great Frank Frazetta worked on the movie, his famous fantasy paintings inspired many scenes in the movie, the whole thing is an animated Frazetta painting, great stuff!
    Here's a good link, the original art for Fire and Ice by Frazetta...
    http://www.wadhome.org/frazetta/imag...fireandice.jpg
     

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