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American Pop is a 1981 American animated film directed by Ralph Bakshi. The film tells the story of four generations of a Russian Jewish immigrant family of musicians whose careers parallel the history of American popular music.

The majority of the film's animation was completed through rotoscoping, a process in which live actors are filmed and the subsequent footage is used for animators to draw over. However, the film also uses a variety of other mixed media including water colors, computer graphics, live action shots, and archival footage. 1st generation, a rabbi's wife and her young son Zalmie escape to America while the rabbi is killed by the Cossacks. Zalmie Belinksy as a child is recruited by Louie, a performer at a burlesque house, to hand out chorus slips. When Zalmie's mother dies in a sweatshop blaze, he begins working with Louie full-time at a small theatre. He marries with a stripper named Bella, and gets involved with mob boss Nicky Palumbo. Bella is killed after opening a package containing a bomb intended for Zalmie. They have a son, Benny who becomes a jazz pianist. Zalmie ends up busted and testifys against Palumbo family after his sons death. 2nd Generation, Benny Belinksy is a talented pianist Benny who marries Palumbo's daughter at his dads request but then enlists in World War II seeking redemption for his family and is killed when he stops to play on an abandoned piano and is caught off-guard by a Nazi soldier 3d generation, Tony Belinksy who steals his stepfather's car and drives across the country ending up in Kansas, where he spends the day washing dishes at a diner and spends the night with a blond waitress who he has a sone with. He meets his sone years later while touring with a band who he writes songs for. 4th Generation, Little Pete or Pete Belinksy and his father Tony move to NY, but Tony a druggy cant find work and ends up splitting. Lettle Pete grows up on the street selling drugs until he get his break singing and playing in a band.


 Louie with Zalmie Belinksy

 Louie Belinksy

 Zalmie Belinsky

 America Pop

 Tony Belinksy

 Tony Belinksy

 Tony Belinksy

 Tony Belinksy

 Tony Belinksy

 Music executives

 Little Pete Belinksy

 Little Pete Belinksy

 Little Pete Belinksy

 Tony Belinksy w/Diner Waitress

 Tony Belinksy w/Diner Waitress
 

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