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?


Because of his involvement with Fritz the Cat (1972), several film books erroneously list Ralph Bakshi as the director of "The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat", and many have come to believe that he actually directed the film. Bakshi expressed a dislike of "The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat", stating that had Warner Bros. been allowed to make the changes they demanded in order to distribute Fritz the Cat (1972), the film would have turned out similar to "The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat". "It would have been this cat that, once in a while, said something hip, and then falls in love with some girl and chases her all over town." 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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References Duck Soup (1933) See more »


Lyrics by Dave Palmer
Performed by Merry Clayton (uncredited)
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Gosh! What a Laugh!
10 December 2008 | by (South Africa) – See all my reviews

This was a film which was so crude but so funny! It's super to have a change from animals to humans and it is very satirical about how folk in the southern areas of the states react to those of the northern states, and how persecuted one feels if they are just a little bit different from anyone. The animation was very impressive as it creates the environment of the where the characters live as indicated by the dodgy folk and dilapidated apartments of the USA. The film has a well composed, slick and catchy sound track which really gives this film a very arty and zooty name. And the highlight of this film was to show how many chances one gets in this precious life and how important the lessons are to us when we look back at them. If one sees this film in a DVD store, get it out and watch it! It's the satirical laugh!

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