Guardians of Good
Bakshi : Coonskin

Home  -  Wishlist  -  Private Area  -  Cel Links -  Weblog  -  Send Feedback  -  About

   Home/Change Series

Coonskin is a 1975 film written and directed by Ralph Bakshi, about an African American rabbit, fox, and bear who rise to the top of the organized crime racket in Harlem, encountering corrupt law enforcement, con artists and the Mafia. The film, which combines live-action with animation, stars Philip Michael Thomas, Charles Gordone, Barry White and Scatman Crothers, all of whom appear in both live-action and animated sequences. Coonskin utilizes a number of references to various elements from African American culture, ranging from African folk tales to the work of cartoonist George Herriman, and satirizes racist and other stereotypes.
Originally produced under the titles Harlem Nights and Coonskin. Coonskin encountered extreme controversy before its original theatrical release when the Congress of Racial Equality strongly criticized the content as being racist, although none of the group's members had seen the film. When the film was finally released, Bryanston gave it limited distribution and initially received negative reviews. Later re-released under the titles Bustin' Out and Street Fight, Coonskin has since been reappraised, with many considering it to be one of Bakshi's finest works.


 Savior's lady

 Aunt Jemima

 Brother Rabbit, Bear, Preacher Fox


 Brother Rabbit, Bear, Preacher Fox & Pappy

 Brother Rabbit kicks Bear

 Brother Bear




 Bears Boxing opponent

 Marigold -close up

 Miss America

 Miss America

 Miss America

 Preacher Fox and nude women

 Brother Rabbit


 Preacher Fox

 Brother Rabbit

 Brother Rabbit


 Brother Bear and Bride
PAGE 1 / 2     GO TO:   1  2      PREVIOUS 24  |  NEXT 24   

Curator: guardiansofgood
Gallery Created: 6/3/2006
Hits: 182599

Presentation 8.18/10   Collection 8.82/10   Overall 8.65/10   Votes 58 votes
Click here to rate Guardians of Good
powered by rubberslug™

Rubberslug does not allow or recommend sales transactions through member sites.