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Fritz the Cat (1972)

Fritz the Cat




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Infamous as the first X-rated animated film, this purposefully vulgar comedy follows the adventures of the titular feline through the wild and wooly world of the 1960s, from politics to sex and drugs. Though inspired by the Robert Crumb character of the same name, Crumb later disavowed the project.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Animation
Directed By:
Written By: Ralph Bakshi
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On DVD: Dec 11, 2001
American International Pictures

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Critic Reviews for Fritz the Cat

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (3)

Excellent animation and montage shore up a plot which has a few howls, several chuckles and many smiles.

Full Review… | April 18, 2007
Top Critic

The results, inevitably, were disappointing -- Bakshi just didn't have the money to make it right.

Full Review… | April 18, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Despite some ingenious effects, a generally trivial exercise that never matches the punch of the original.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

X-rated museum piece

Full Review… | February 6, 2010

Aficionados of Crumb's work weren't enthralled by the movie when it came out, and time hasn't been kind to it.

Full Review… | April 18, 2007

Best observed as a cultural artifact.

Full Review… | April 18, 2007
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Audience Reviews for Fritz the Cat



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A crude, surreal and darkly comedy. Fritz the Cat it's a real classic of the underground films, with a political background, Bakshi's work presents a weird animated New York in the 60's, full of hippie fashion, free sex, marijuana culture, racism and social problems. The "stud cat" Fritz have a view of all the society and make a personal trip, in based of his on philosophy, always meeting strange characters like: a heroin addict rabbit, terrorist radicals, unprofessionals cops, intellectual New York people and etc, etc, etc... Sometimes too screwball, dumb and overblown, but Fritz The Cat is an unique and remarkable animated film with a good soundtrack. Disturbing and maddening. Fresh.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

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Im not sure what this is, but I thought it was okay

Jim Careter

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