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Fritz the Cat (1972)

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A hypocritical swinging college student cat raises hell in a satiric vision of various elements on the 1960's.

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Cast overview:
Skip Hinnant ...
Fritz the Cat (voice)
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Bertha / Additional Female Crows (voice)
John McCurry ...
Blue / John / Additional Voices (voice)
Judy Engles ...
Winston Schwartz / Lizard Leader (voice)
Phil Seuling ...
Pig Cop #2 (voice)
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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>

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The CAT that got the CREAM! See more »

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Animation | Comedy

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16 October 1972 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

El Gato Fritz  »

Box Office

Budget:

$850,000 (estimated)

Gross:

SEK 1,463,315 (Sweden)
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Ralph Bakshi:  one of the dumb pig cops. See more »

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When the two pig cops are reintroduced, Ralph is shown to be wearing brown shoes. This is jarring in and of itself, since Pig Cop #1 is not wearing any shoes. The shoes disappear in the next scene when Ralph gets hit by the car. See more »

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[first lines]
Narrator: Hey, yeah - the 1960s? Happy times, heavy times.
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Featured in Arena: The Confessions of Robert Crumb (1987) See more »

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Performed by Billie Holiday, vocal
Joe Newman, trumpet
Paul Quinichette, tenor sax
Oscar Peterson, piano/organ
Freddie Green, guitar
Ray Brown, bass
Gus Johnson, drums
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Existentialism
23 January 2003 | by (Carbondale, IL) – See all my reviews

Anyone who didn't like Fritz the Cat is not looking at the film in the right way. A lot of the reviews I've read basically said that it is nothing more than a bad film that strives only on shock value to get an audience. I also read that it doesn't have much of a storyline and only revolves around sex and drugs......so what else did you expect a movie about the slackers of the 60s to have? Did the stoners of that decade NOT behave the way Fritz does in the movie? In order to understand the point of the movie you have to put yourself into Fritz's shoes and let him guide you through his life as a college drop-out trying to find his purpose (Existentialism for those who are not familiar with philosophy) in life and still have a good time. Of course his journey leads you to animal orgies and a crow that hides pot in awkward places, but that is the beauty of this movie--it's about freedom! I also do not believe it is outdated because Fritz's trippy surroundings and his pseudo-intellectual thoughts were enough to make me melt! It's all about the mood. The animation and music put the viewer in a hypnotic state where nothing else matters except pleasure and happiness. If you can't identify with Fritz then you have lost the feel of what it's like being young.

And just for some peoples' info. the movie is not X-rated because it has explicit sex scenes (any viewer of pornography, also X-rated in some form, knows that we have seen much more of the human body then is depicted in this film), it is X-rated because there are CARTOON ANIMALS HAVING SEX. Anyone who would give this film an R-rating because there are no close-ups should not plan on an MPAA career in the near future


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