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Fritz the Cat

Fritz the Cat

Skip Hinnant
Director: Ralph Bakshi Cast: Skip Hinnant
Skip Hinnant
, Rosetta Le Noire
Rosetta Le Noire
, John McCurry
John McCurry
Ralph Bakshi
Fritz the Cat

Fritz the Cat

Skip Hinnant
Director: Ralph Bakshi Cast: Skip Hinnant
Skip Hinnant
, Rosetta Le Noire
Rosetta Le Noire
, John McCurry
John McCurry
Ralph Bakshi

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Overview

In the hands of writer and director Ralph Bakshi, a popular underground comics character was the inspiration for the first X-rated animated feature in Hollywood history, over the strenuous objections of its creator, cartoonist Robert Crumb. Fritz is a feline college student of New York City in the '60s, using hippie buzzwords and fashion to score easy sex and drugs. After smoking some strong marijuana in Harlem, Fritz hallucinates and ignites a shooting incident with the police, resulting in the death of his friend Duke. Fritz flees across country in a Volkswagen Bug with a girlfriend and encounters a heroin addict biker rabbit and bomb-making terrorist radicals, obvious references to the Hell's Angels and the Black Panthers, respectively. A trippy journey through its anti-establishment times, Fritz the Cat (1972) was viewed as a must-see novelty, a radical departure from the juvenile, saccharine type of animation with which America was familiar. Nevertheless, the film was opposed by Crumb, who felt that his work had been bastardized. The film was followed by a sequel, The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat (1974).


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Product Details

Release Date: 10/26/2021
UPC: 0738329256265
Original Release: 1972
Rating: NR
Source: Scorpion Releasing
Time: 1:18:00
Sales rank: 10,847

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Skip Hinnant Fritz the Cat
Rosetta Le Noire Actor
John McCurry Actor
Judy Engles Actor

Technical Credits
Ralph Bakshi Director,Screenwriter
Ted C. Bemiller Cinematographer
Ed Bogas Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Ted Bonnicksen Animator
Gene Borghi Cinematographer
John Gentilella Animator
Glen Glenn Sound/Sound Designer
Steve Krantz Producer
Norm McCabe Animator
Manuel Perez Animator
Renn Reynolds Editor
Lawrence Riley Animator
Virgil Ross Animator
Rod Scribner Animator
Ray Shanklin Score Composer
John Walker Animator

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