Fritz the Cat may have lost one of his lives in the comics, but in his new movie, he has eight more lives left to go! While his wife screams at him, Fritz lights up a joint and reminiscences about what could have been.
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A persiflage on the protest movements of the 60s. Its hero is the bold and sex-obsessed tom-cat Fritz the Cat, as created by the legendary underground artist Robert Crumb. Quitting university Fritz the Cat wanders through the hash, Black Panther and Hell's Angels scenes to find to himself. Written by
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
According to a 1986 interview with Ralph Bakshi, he met producer Steve Krantz, and told Krantz of his plans to start a studio for producing animated films for adults. Bakshi had planned to produce Heavy Traffic (1973) as his first feature film, but was told by Krantz that he was more likely to get funding if the production was an adaptation of another's property, which led them to Robert Crumb's "Fritz the Cat." Bakshi states that he did not originally intend to direct the film because he had already spent years working on animated series starring animal characters and had wanted to make a feature film starring human characters. See more »
When Fritz is attempting to fix Winston's Volkswagen Beetle after it's broken down in the desert, he opens the hood. Since it's a Beetle and the engine is located in the back of the car, he goes around to the back but leaves the hood up. Throughout the rest of the scene, the hood alternates from either being up or down. See more »
Hey, yeah - the 1960s? Happy times, heavy times.
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The story concerns a classic 60's hero, Fritz, and his adventures through the urban underground He loves sex and constantly claims and declares the glories of revolution At first he is happy with just sex, but as the story moves through exotic adventures he discovers that the only way he can truly be a revolutionary is to join up with one of the militant groups There, he's over his head
In sharp contrast to Walt Disney's soft characters, Fritz is seen providing a bunch of screaming female cats, placing drugs, and having lots of fun We are taken through Harlem where, in this case, the blacks are portrayed as jive-talking crows Fritz is not a fantasy, but an animation venture into super-reality, at least as Bakshi sees it
The animation is unpolished, graceless, but very effective It has an unrefined or unfinished, renewable energy that brings out some of the social results of the confused sixties
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