Ralph's started a Kickstarter campaign to fund a short animated film/pilot about one of my favorite subjects: Coney Island. Ralph wasn't born when Coney was at its spectacular height, but he witnessed its later years, when magic of a strange sort could still be seen in the dying embers. I can't wait to see what he's going to do with this!
If we're lucky, Ralph'll do some of the backgrounds himself. Here's (above) one he did for the Kickstarter pitch.
This (above) looks like the parachute ride from one of the later incarnations of Steeplechace Park, maybe from the late 50s or early 60s. No doubt Ralph saw scenes similar to the one we're seeing here.
BTW: I don't know who painted the title card. The caricature of Ralph is based on an original sketch by John K.