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Ralph Bakshi (screenplay)
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Release Date:
16 October 1972 (Sweden) See more »
The CAT that got the CREAM! See more »
A hypocritical swinging college student cat raises hell in a satiric vision of various elements on the 1960's. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (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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78 min | Sweden:79 min | Argentina:80 min
Black and White (end credits) | Color
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
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:18 | France:X (original rating) | France:U (re-rating) | 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 (original rating)

Did You Know?

The two police officers, Robert and Ralph, are named for the comic strip's creator Robert Crumb and the movie's director Ralph Bakshi.See more »
Continuity: When he emerges from the trash can, Fritz's outfit changes color from red to blue to red again between shots.See more »
[first lines]
Narrator:Hey, yeah - the 1960s? Happy times, heavy times.
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9 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Bad Trip, 13 January 2006
Author: tedg ( from Virginia Beach

The bad thing about the past is that it is designed to fool you.

The idea is supposed to be that the past stays fixed, as a sort of "truth." And we change. But viewed from ourselves, often the illusion or even the truth is the reverse. We know who we are. We think we recall who we were -- which we envision is some state on the way to who we are. Something relatively static, which means that the past changes. Radically.

Or at least artifacts from the past change, artifacts like movies. All this is complicated by the fact that movies are a key tool we use to define ourselves.

So it is a strange trip indeed to encounter something that DID define us, that we allowed to tell us who we were. And to find it so vacuous, so superficial it shocks.

If you were not a hippie in that era you may need to know the great schisms at work. (I mean the era depicted here -- 1969 -- not the actual date of the movie.)

You had the east coast hippies who were the sons and daughters of the beat generation. We were interested in ideas and art, and life as both. You had the "political" hippies, who were motivated by unhappiness and determined to change what they didn't like in the name of the values of more "genuine" hippies.

And then you had the west coast hippies. These were the ones captured by drugs, "free" sex and dropping out. To differentiate themselves, they adopted the icons of death.

At the time, there was as much confusion among these three as between any one of them and the Nixonites. (This was in the days of the "moral majority" and before the rise of the religious right which evolved from it.)

And where there is is identity confusion, art rushes in. The Beatles of course, and central. Eastern "religions."

And R Crumb.

Crumb was a magnet, pulling many from the other camps into the west coast sphere. He made it seem less radical than it was -- more about cruising (which he called "truckin") and simply enjoying the cornucopia of round women God places there only for pleasure.

We bought it, all of us. It was a sort of commercial identity, sort of like what you see today that surrounds Valentine's day. A vague notion of self and others and satisfied living.

Now, we look at this and it seems the past has moved away from us, away from truth. Was this ever good, or did we only pretend it so because we were so hungry to be defined?

I recently saw a Mickey Rooney movie where he introduces himself to Judy Garland as "white, free and available." I recoiled. I rejected that past. I had nearly the same feeling when watching this, even though it is/was my past.

Ted's Evaluation -- 1 of 3: You can find something better to do with this part of your life.

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