American Pop (1981)

Directed by Ralph Bakshi

Voices: Ron Thompson, Mews Small, Roz Kelly, Frank DeKova

"It's about the music."

This is the tale of an immigrant family and their multi-generational involvement in the music industry. Bakshi strikes gold again with this one, and has created a stunning animated history of American popular music. 

Music is the soundtrack to life, illuminating the tragedies and triumphs. It is a universal force that touches all nationalities and classes. From burlesque to the punk/new wave scene, American Pop is a tour-de-force of sound, featuring some of the greatest performers in pop music. A must see.