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.
Six outwardly average individuals have elaborate fetishes they indulge with surreptitious care. A mousy letter carrier makes dough balls she grotesquely ingests before bed. A shop clerk ... See full summary »
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>
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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