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Fritz the Cat
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Director:
Writers:
Ralph Bakshi (screenplay)
Robert Crumb (characters)
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Release Date:
16 October 1972 (Sweden) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The CAT that got the CREAM! See more »
Plot:
A hypocritical swinging college student cat raises hell in a satiric vision of various elements on the 1960's. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Existentialism See more (73 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Skip Hinnant ... Fritz the Cat (voice)

Rosetta LeNoire ... 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)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ralph Bakshi ... Narrator / Pig Cop #1 (voice) (uncredited)
Mary Dean ... Girl #1 / Girl #2 / Girl #3 / Harriet (voice) (uncredited)
Charles Spidar ... Bar Patron / Duke the Crow (voice) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Ralph Bakshi 
 
Writing credits
Ralph Bakshi (screenplay)

Robert Crumb (characters)

Produced by
Steve Krantz .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ed Bogas 
Ray Shanklin 
 
Cinematography by
Ted C. Bemiller  (as Ted Bemiller)
Gene Borghi 
 
Film Editing by
Renn Reynolds 
 
Production Management
Bob Revell .... production manager
 
Art Department
John Alvin .... poster artist
 
Sound Department
Gene Coleman .... additional dialogue recordist (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Susan Jonas .... special effects (as Susan Cary)
Helen Jordan .... special effects
Irene Sandberg .... special effects
 
Animation Department
Edwin Aardal .... animator (as Edward Aardal)
Fred Abranz .... assistant animator (as Alfred Abranz)
Cosmo Anzilotti .... animator
Cosmo Anzilotti .... layout artist
Clifford Augustson .... animator
Ted Bonnicksen .... animator (as Theodore Bonnicksen)
Ted Bonnicksen .... second layout (as Theodore Bonnicksen)
Robert Brown .... animation checker
Ethlynn Dalton .... animation checker
James Davis .... animator
James Davis .... layout artist (as Jim Davis)
Dotti Foell .... animation checker (as Dorothy Foell)
Jack Foster .... assistant animator
John Gentilella .... animator
Milton Gray .... animator
Milton Gray .... assistant animator
Karen Haus .... assistant animator
Jack Kerns .... assistant animator
Bob Kirk .... assistant animator (as Robert Kirk)
Helen Komar .... assistant animator
Michael Lloyd .... second background
Jim Logan .... assistant animator (as James Logan)
Dick Lundy .... animator (as Richard Lundy)
Dick Lundy .... second layout (as Richard Lundy)
Bob Maxfield .... animator (as Robert Maxfield)
Norm McCabe .... animator (as Norman McCabe)
M. Frann McCracken .... animation checker
Lew Ott .... second layout (as Lewis Ott Jr.)
Manuel Perez .... animator
Larry Riley .... animator (as Lawrence Riley)
Virgil Ross .... animator
Rod Scribner .... animator (as Roderick Scribner)
John Sparey .... animator
John Sparey .... layout artist
Nick Tafuri .... animator (as Nicholas Tafuri)
Martin Taras .... animator
Ira Turek .... background designer
James Tyer .... animator
John Vita .... background artist
Art Vitello .... assistant animator (as Arthur Vitello)
John Walker .... animator
John Walker .... second layout
Ray Young .... assistant animator
Ellie Zika .... color modeler
 
Music Department
Ed Bogas .... musical director
 
Other crew
Marion Nobel .... production assistant
Nate Smith .... traffic manager
 

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Runtime:
78 min | Sweden:79 min | Argentina:80 min
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Color:
Black and White (end credits) | Color
Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:R | Canada:R (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:18+ (Quebec) | Chile:18 | Finland:K-18 | France:X (original rating) | France:-18 (re-rating) | France:U (re-rating) | Germany:16 | Germany:16 (re-rating) (1995) | Iceland:16 | Italy:VM18 (original rating) | Italy:VM14 (re-rating) (1994) | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R18 | Peru:18 | South Africa:18 (LSV) | Spain:(Banned) (1972-1978) | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:18 (video rating) (1994) | USA:Unrated | USA:X (rating surrendered) | West Germany:18

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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:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Narrator:Hey, yeah - the 1960s? Happy times, heavy times.
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19 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Existentialism, 23 January 2003
Author: ass_head from Carbondale, IL

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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