WATCH: Ralph Bakshi's Political Toon 'Trickle Dickle Down' Takes Aim At Mitt Romney

Bakshi Romney Cartoon

Animation icon Ralph Bakshi (Fritz the Cat, Coonskin, Wizards, Cool World) has never been afraid to push the envelope, and boy does he in Trickle Dickle Down, a new political short introducing his recently announced Bakshi Blues project. An announcement for the series declares, in no uncertain terms, "THERE IS NOWHERE FOR ANYONE TO HIDE." And how. Watch as Trickle Dickle Down takes aim at Mitt Romney with Bakshi's explosive take on trickle-down economics.

The series promises to "[look] at this new America with some great old characters and some great new characters in all new stories," and if Trickle Dickle Down is any indication, these are going to light up a few fires in the political blogosphere. The two-minute toon features a Stepin Fetchit-like character waxing ecstatic about Romney's America as he digs through garbage, packing plenty of controversy into a single scene.

And then comes the kicker at the 1:23 mark. Enjoy!

More at Bakshi's official website.


  • TheContext says:

    I think that's mostly just old footage from Coonskin with a new sound track... which is fine, I guess. Coonskin is great.

  • It's repurposed animation, but still carries the same Bakshi sledgehammer to the face. Frightening how relevant it is today.

  • Mike Williams says:

    funny how he tries to make fun of Mitt Romney... but is just racist.

  • Bill says:

    I TOTALLY see what you mean. I watched both the Progressives and Ralph Bakshi try to explain trickle-down economics and both were completely incomprehensible! (Especially Bakshi) He should have stuck with the diverse beauty of X-rated ghetto-culture themes instead of taking on macro-economics. I prefer Adam Smith and his classic “The Wealth of Nations” myself. I understand how so many people cannot see the forest because of the trees. The bounty of prosperity we have been blessed with through most of our nation’s history as a result of capitalism, has been all around us to the point we take it as a given that always has been and always will be.

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