5.4/10
2,543
31 user 17 critic

The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat (1974)

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.

Director:

Robert Taylor
Reviews
1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Skip Hinnant ... Fritz (voice)
Reva Rose ... Fritz' Old Lady (voice)
Bob Holt ... Many voices (voice)
Robert Ridgely ... (voice)
Fred Smoot ... (voice)
Dick Whittington Dick Whittington ... (voice) (as 'Sweet' Dick Whittington)
Luke Walker Luke Walker ... (voice)
Peter Leeds Peter Leeds ... Juan / Various Characters (voice)
Louisa Moritz ... Chita (Juan's Sister) (voice)
Larry Moss ... (voice)
Joan Gerber Joan Gerber ... Han's Wife (voice)
Jay Lawrence Jay Lawrence ... (voice)
Stanley Adams ... (voice)
Pat Harrington Jr. ... (voice)
Carole Androsky Carole Androsky ... (voice) (as Carol Androsky)
Edit

Storyline

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 <rocher@fiberbit.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

That New Breed of Cat is on a Whole New Trip! See more »

Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The director scrapped over 1,000 feet of footage to infuse the film with more topical material of the time, like Watergate, Vietnam, and the energy crisis. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: The 1970's - Jump Back, baby!
See more »

Alternate Versions

Earlier prints of the film have the live-action stock footage during the "Jump Back" sequence in black and white, while the 2001 MGM DVD release has the stock footage in sepia tone. In both prints, the animation cel of Fritz remains in color. See more »

Connections

References The Great Dictator (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

In My Next Life
Lyrics by Dave Palmer
Music by Max Bennett (uncredited)
Performed by Merry Clayton (uncredited)
See more »

User Reviews

 
a dark twisted film
27 May 2005 | by jon_lajoieSee all my reviews

This film is twisted and dirty. I just wanted to get that off my chest. Now to my review. I was fascinated by the idea of an R rated cartoon, and Fritz the cat seemed the obvious choice. The film begins with Fritz' wife harassing him about the state of his life. To escape the ranting, he lights up a joint and reminiscences how he came to lose many of his lives. The film ultimately shows that Fritz has no chance to improve his life, as every opportunity he gets he sees as another chance to have sex, smoke, cheat the system, and make an idiot of himself. some trippy scenes follow in this dark movie. I would not recommend this to the faint hearted, the violent scenes of murder and assassination are examples, but if you're looking for something different, give it a look.


16 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 31 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 1974 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color | Black and White (archive footage)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed