American Pop Poster

Release Date: October 10th, 2005

DVD Release Date: May 19th, 1998

R|1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary
This animated trek across the musical landscape of the 20th century begins with young immigrant Zalmie (Jeffrey Lippa) arriving in New York City. He's addicted to show business, but an accident ruins his voice. He marries a stripper (Lisa Jane Persky) and their son, Benny (Richard Singer), becomes a jazz pianist. Although Benny is killed in World War II, his son, Tony (Ron Thompson), goes on to great success as a songwriter during the '60s, as does Tony's son, Pete (also Thompson), in the '80s.

Cast: Ron Thompson, Mews Small, Jerry Holland, Lisa Jane Persky, Jeffrey Lippa, Roz Kelly, Frank DeKova, Rick Singer

Director: Ralph Bakshi

Genres: Musical, Animated

Production Co: Columbia

Keywords: New York City, Transformation, Rise, Hotel, Passionate