This young girl, her name is Brenda Banks, okay? I’m doing Wizards, she comes in off the street […] she comes in and says, “I want to animate.” Just like that.

[I asked her] “Why’d you come here?” “I like your movies,” [she said]. “Did you ever animate?” “No.” “Did anyone ever let you animate?” “No.” “Why do you think you can animate?” “I want to animate.”

[I asked her] “Where you’re from” [and she replied] “Georgia, somewhere.” “How’d you get here?” “Walked. Train.”

I sat her at a desk, thinking she was going to fail miserably. One of the most hysterical, funniest animators that ever walked into Bakshi Productions. - Ralph Bakshi, animator/filmmaker

————————————————————————

The beginning career of the first female African American animator, Brenda Banks. I found out about her today after watching the documentary on Bakshi’s Wizards. 

It really does show you, you can get what you want through determination, confidence, and persistence. Truly inspiring.

  1. medicruel reblogged this from mrcontro
  2. thegreatestlivingartist reblogged this from mrcontro
  3. eurekadoinel reblogged this from mrcontro
  4. maximouspoweramous reblogged this from mrcontro
  5. heynonnyx2 reblogged this from jukrakris
  6. jukrakris reblogged this from mrcontro
  7. askkakuro reblogged this from mrcontro
  8. letmeholla reblogged this from mrcontro
  9. zarafiredragon reblogged this from mrcontro
  10. erakkia reblogged this from srtalumpy
  11. mrcachelo reblogged this from srtalumpy
  12. cabezagris reblogged this from mecachisenlosmengues
  13. srtalumpy reblogged this from mecachisenlosmengues
  14. mecachisenlosmengues reblogged this from kldevrim
  15. greyscalefire reblogged this from brensey
  16. vorpalgazebo reblogged this from brensey
  17. brensey reblogged this from black-n-animated
  18. thisbeastiegirl reblogged this from ball-crusher
  19. tinker-ramone reblogged this from mrcontro
  20. vrixie reblogged this from black-n-animated

© Tres Swygert. All Rights Reserved. Accent theme by Handsome Code.

Sup! This is MrContro (or Mistah C)! Welcome to my sketch tumblr, where I sketch and maybe rant on some things (animation, life, or movies). Hope the work inspires you, or at least entertain ya for the day.

view archive



deviantArt

twitter

portfolio

Sketches/Artwork

My Animations

Artist Talk

Saturday Morning Sketch Jam

Got A Question? Ask!