A bleek and extremely blunt allegory to black oppression in the years immediatly following the Civil Rights Movement. Satyre is always present in most imaginative of ways. Only Bakshi could meld cartoons and live action to analyse and comment on reality in such a pertinent way.
I'm mainly giving this 3 stars because Barry White voicing a "black" bear makes me all kinds of happy! Though, still very cheap, the animation itself is more fluid than a lot of Bakshi's movies. Its surrealism and political incorrectness kept me interested but it did drag at times. So, all in all, it was a good time.