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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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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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SEE! The man eat crow! SEE! The Air Force bomb the ghetto! SEE! Fritz bite off more than he can chew! SEE! Hundreds of dirty animals! See more »

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Animation | Comedy

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Release Date:

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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Trivia

Steve Krantz attempted to appeal the film's rating, because of the misconception that it was a pornographic film. The MPAA refused to hear the appeal. Ralph Bakshi later stated "Now they do as much on The Simpsons (1989) as I got an X rating for Fritz the Cat." See more »

Goofs

During the scene when Winston and Fritz are out in the desert, Winston's shirt color consistently changes from being light red to being dark purple, during the entire scene. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: Hey, yeah - the 1960s? Happy times, heavy times.
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Referenced in Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Yesterdays
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Written by Jerome Kern & Otto A. Harbach
Performed by Billie Holiday, vocal
Joe Newman, trumpet
Paul Quinichette, tenor sax
Oscar Peterson, piano/organ
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Ray Brown, bass
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I love this film for what it is. Puerile, satirical and Ground breaking!
10 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

This is a film not for everyone. Pure and simple it is offensive, and at times intentionally gross. Besides this fact, it holds the honor of the first X rated cartoon, huge box office sales and inspired by the comic book genius Robert Crumb. Unfortunately this film was made without his permission and it probably would have been better had he put in his own brand of humor in it. This is not to dishonor the writers and animators who spent two years making this. This holds a place in our culture for many reasons, especially since it represented the college kids who just had to get out and rebel. That with the drug abuse, and graphic sex scenes makes the viewing of it one that should probably be engaged in alone. Overall, a hoot and a holler 10 out of 10!


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