Fritz the Cat (1972)
Average Rating: 5.4/10
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In the hands of writer and director Ralph Bakshi, a popular underground comics character was the inspiration for the first X-rated animated feature in Hollywood history, over the strenuous objections of its creator, cartoonist Robert Crumb. Fritz is a feline college student of New York City in the '60s, using hippie buzzwords and fashion to score easy sex and drugs. After smoking some strong marijuana in Harlem, Fritz hallucinates and ignites a shooting incident with the police, resulting in the
Jan 25, 1972 Wide
Dec 11, 2001
Excellent animation and montage shore up a plot which has a few howls, several chuckles and many smiles.
Bawdy animated fun--a classic.
Despite the somewhat meandering nature of its plot, the film's underlying messages about social hypocrisy on all levels still has a strong bite to it, and it remains one of the more creative and daring forays in feature-length animation.
Those who consider themselves un-cool can still take pleasure in viewing this strange adult-oriented feature length cartoon, the likes of which flourished briefly in the 1970s but never became established as mainstream entertainment.
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