Fritz the Cat (1972) Poster



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Followed by 


The Bible: In the Beginning... (1966)
A billboard advertisement for the film version of the Bible can be seen at the beginning and end of "Fritz the Cat."

Referenced in 

La rebelión de las muertas (1973)
Neon advertisment in Picadilly Circus
Wizards (1977)
The line "They killed Fritz! They killed Fritz!" is a reference to Robert Crumb killing off Fritz the Cat in his underground comic book series. Ralph Bakshi directed the film adaptation of Fritz the Cat (1972). Bakshi is quoted as saying, "I named the character Fritz, in Wizards, just so I could scream 'They killed Fritz!' To kill such a cat, would make Don Marquis commit suicide."
Sledge Hammer!: The Secret of My Excess (1988) (TV Episode)
Fritz La Chatte is named after Fritz the Cat, "la chatte" is French for "the cat"
Comic Book Confidential (1988)
The movie was mentioned upon the summary of the Fritz the Cat comics.
Crumb (1994)
Crumb's dislike of the movie is mentioned.
The Simpsons: The Day the Violence Died (1996) (TV Episode)
"This is a bootleg copy of 'Itchy and Scratchy Meet Fritz the Cat'."
The Simpsons: Road Rage (2001) (Video Game)
A tombstone at the cemetery in the Springfield Mountains level is inscripted with "Fritz the Bat."
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
When Elle Driver is racing through the desert to meet up with Budd, Quentin Tarantino uses the same set-ups and angles from a scene in "Fritz the Cat" in which Blue the biker rides through the desert on his motorcycle.
Wizards: Ralph Bakshi - The Wizard of Animation (2004) (Video)
mentioned once
100 Greatest Cartoons (2005) (TV Special)
Talked about
Fritz Gets Rich (2005) (Short)
'Fritz' title and 'Fritz' character name in an animated film.
The Colbert Report: Frank Rich (2006) (TV Episode)
While talking about "Over the Hedge," Colbert references this film, and a poster is shown. Quote from the sketch: "The trailer would have us believe this is a harmless family cartoon along the lines of Animal Farm or Fritz the Cat."
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Despicable Me (2010) (TV Episode)
Hewy gets an e-mail asking him to review it
DVD-R Hell: Intergalactic Thanksgiving (2011) (TV Episode)
"Fritz the Cat is fucking some pussy that he doesn't love."
Lovelace (2013)
It is mentioned in a magazine article.
Los Cinéfilos: Realmente amor (2013) (TV Episode)
Manuel wears a "Fritz The Cat" t-shirt.
The Comix Scrutinizer: The Unfunnies #2 (2013) (TV Episode)
Comix Scrutinizer says he did a review of Fritz the Cat
MarzGurl Reviews: MarzGurl Introduces Ralph Bakshi (2013) (TV Episode)
To be reviewed next time
The Comix Scrutinizer: Down and Dirty Duck (2013) (TV Episode)
Comix Scrutinizer says Down and Dirty Duck is a rip-off of Fritz the Cat.
The Comix Scrutinizer: The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat (2014) (TV Episode)
Scrutinizer says that Nine Lives is worse than Fritz the Cat
The Comix Scrutinizer: Cutey Bunny #1 (2014) (TV Episode)
"This must be what Heavy Traffic looked like before Ralph Bakshi decided that it wasn't going to be a sequel to Fritz the Cat."
MarzGurl Reviews: MarzGurl Discusses Heavy Traffic (2014) (TV Episode)
talked about, and MarzGurl says it helped Bakshi to realize his vision for Heavy Traffic
The Comix Scrutinizer: Bogeyman #2 (2014) (TV Episode)
"This next story is a scene from Fritz the Cat"
The Comix Scrutinizer: Squeak the Mouse #1 (2014) (TV Episode)
"Not even Fritz the Cat resorted to inserting porno scenes to keep the audience awake!"
The Comix Scrutinizer: Fish Police #1 (2015) (TV Episode)
compared to Dirty Duck
The Cinema Snob: Who Reamed Rosie Rabbit? (2015) (TV Episode)
Snob jokingly suggests Fritz could make a cameo appearance
42nd Street Memories: The Rise and Fall of America's Most Notorious Street (2015)
Title appears on a theatre marquee on 42nd Street, New York City
The Comix Scrutinizer: Fog City Comics (2015) (TV Episode)
"Maybe this way he'll run into Fritz the Cat and they'll trade tips on how to intentionally suck on the guitar so they can get laid."
Trailer Trauma (2016) (Video)
The title is listed in the "Coonskin" trailer.
Zootopia (2016)
Using anthropomorphic animals as a means of social commentary.
The Goldbergs: Adam Spielberg (2018) (TV Episode)
"Fritz The Cat" is one of the bootleg videotapes Johnny Atkins has in his locker.

Featured in 

Precious Images (1986) (Short)
Arena: The Confessions of Robert Crumb (1987) (TV Episode)
Footage used
Playboy: The Story of X (1998) (Video)
Siskel & Ebert: That's Not All, Folks! (1999) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.
X-Rated (2004) (TV Mini-Series)
clips featured
100 Greatest Cartoons (2005) (TV Special)
Clips are shown
Starz Inside: Comic Books Unbound (2008) (TV Movie)
Talked about, clips shown.
MarzGurl Reviews: MarzGurl Discusses Fritz the Cat (2013) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
The Cinema Snob: Down and Dirty Duck (2014) (TV Episode)
Snob credits this film as the inspiration for Dirty Duck
Animation Lookback: Top 10 Controversial Cartoons (2015) (TV Episode)
clips shown.
Angry Internet Personality: Sausage Party (2016) (TV Episode)
clip featured
Nostalgia Critic: Cool World (2017) (TV Episode)
other works by Bakshi


Night of the Living Dead (1968)
The scene with the crows advancing on the two pig cops, ready to tear them apart is a direct spoof of the scene in "Night of the Living Dead" where the zombies advance on Duane Jones' character, Ben (you can tell from the slowness of the crows' moving in this scene that they're supposed to be acting like zombies).

Spoofed in 

Diff'rent Strokes: The Bicycle Man: Part 2 (1983) (TV Episode)
''Murphy the Mouse'' spoofs ''Fritz the Cat''
The Comix Scrutinizer: The Life & Death of Fritz the Cat (2013) (TV Episode)
The Comix Scrutinizer's speech about love being a "real revolution" is borrowed from Ralph Bakshi's Fritz the Cat.
Ah! My Goddess: Bad Goddess The Anime Video Comic (2017) (TV Movie)
Fritz the Cat is spoofed in the Ralph Bakshi crossover episode Bad Goddess Let's Get a Pizza

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