The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat (1974)

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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.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Skip Hinnant ...
Fritz (voice)
Fritz' Old Lady (voice)
Many voices (voice)
Robert Ridgely ...
Fred Smoot ...
Dick Whittington ...
(voice) (as 'Sweet' Dick Whittington)
Luke Walker ...
Peter Leeds ...
Juan / Various Characters (voice)
Chita (Juan's Sister) (voice)
Larry Moss ...
Joan Gerber ...
Jay Lawrence ...
Carole Androsky ...
(voice) (as Carol Androsky)


Fritz, now married and with a son, is desperate to escape from the domestic hell he now finds himself in. Lighting up a joint, he begins to dream about his eight other lives, hoping to find one that will provide a pleasant distraction. The drug-induced journeys he takes include spells as an astronaut, Hitler's psychiatrist, a courier travelling in hostile territory during a race war, and as a pupil of an Indian guru living in the sewers of New York. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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I've come a long way, Baby!


Animation | Comedy


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Release Date:

18 September 1974 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

As Nove Vidas do Gato Fritz  »

Box Office


$1,500,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Steve Krantz wanted Ralph Bakshi to do the sequel to Fritz the Cat (1972), and Bakshi didn't want to do it. He wanted to move on and do Heavy Traffic (1973). So, Krantz hired Robert Taylor to write and direct the sequel. See more »


Fritz: Hey, you know the most interesting thing about smoking is that it causes excessive perspiration, and a person has to take off all of their clothes, or they could drown to death in their own juices.
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Referenced in MarzGurl Reviews: MarzGurl Discusses Fritz the Cat (2013) See more »


Lyrics by Dave Palmer
Performed by Merry Clayton (uncredited)
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29 January 2004 | by (Amherst, MA) – See all my reviews

To start this off, I love the original, I think it is brilliant social satire, plus I'm a huge Ralph Bakshi fan. So, even though I knew Bakshi wasn't involved with this sequel I'd figured I'd give it a chance. Well it was pretty bad, instead of making a social comment most of Fritz's Nine Lives just degenerate into dumb slapstick, and gross out gags. The film is dumb, lifeless, and not very funny. Oh and just a note if you're going to use live action footage as your background, make it less interesting than the animated foreground(something this film does horribly). Ultimately the whole movie seems pointless and dumb. However the animation is good and the soundtrack is decent, even though the soundtrack of the original is really good. To those "Wizards" fans Bob Holt the voice of Avatar is a number of voices in this film, he's even credited as "Many Voices", look for him with his Avatar voice as a cigar smoking astronaut.

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