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American Pop (1981) Feature Length Theatrical Animated Film American Pop

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  • Feature Length Animated Film
  • Distributed by: Columbia Pictures
  • Cartoon Characters: Tony, Pete, Frankie, Louie, Bella, Zalmie, Eva Tanguay, Crisco, Benny, Hannele, Palumbo, Nancy, Leo Stern, Little Pete, Izzy, Beat Poet, Theatre Owner, The Blonde, Dwayne, Little Zalmie, Halley, Young Zalmie, Club Manager, August, Space, Johnny, Reed, Jeffrey, Tuba Player, Freddie, Little Benny, Young Benny, Tony's Brother, Tony's Sisters, Stagehand, Hippie, Curtis, Punk Singer, Punk Drummer, Punk Rocker, Punk Guitarist, Organ Grinder, Doorkeeper, Piano Player, Announcers - Various, Singer in Raided Nightclub, Prostitutes, Showgirls, Hobos, Crapshooters.
  • Originally Released in 1981.
  • Metrocolor
  • Running Time: 97 minutes.
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

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The animated story of a very talented and troubled family starting with 19th century Russia and moving through several generations of musicians. From a turn-of-the-century immigrant vaudevillian to a rock superstar, this is the story of four generations whose lives revolve around the beat of American popular music. The film covers American music from the pre-jazz age through soul, 1950s rock, drug-laden psychedelia and punk, finally ending with the onset of new wave in the early 1980s.

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I beg to differ with the review at the bottom. This is something of a landmark in animation of the last 35 years......a visually stunning film, with animation that encompasses more than just tracings (which most reviewers have dismissed ALL of it as); there...  (read more)

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I have never been a big fan of Bakshi's cartoons.... and they looks even more dated now.

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