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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:
I love this film for what it is. Puerile, satirical and Ground breaking! See more (74 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)

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) | Canada:16+ (Quebec) (edited version) | Canada:18A (edited version) | 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) | Malaysia:(Banned) | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R18 | Peru:18 | Singapore:(Banned) | South Africa:18 (LSV) | South Korea:(Banned) | Spain:(Banned) (1972-1978) | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:18 (video rating) (1994) | USA:Unrated | USA:Unrated (DVD rating) | USA:X (rating surrendered) | West Germany:18

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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Duke and Fritz leave the bar, the knife on the floor disappears.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Narrator:Hey, yeah - the 1960s? Happy times, heavy times.
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19 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
I love this film for what it is. Puerile, satirical and Ground breaking!, 10 March 2003
Author: Fritz_the_Cat

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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