Fritz the Cat
Fritz the Cat (1972)

The first X-rated animated cartoon feature, Fritz the Cat has lost but little of its randiness since 1972. Fritz, an "underground comix" feline created by Robert Crumb, willingly embraces the let-it-all-hang-out hedonism of the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Animation
Release Date: December 11, 2001
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Critic Score: 56% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff
Variety

Excellent animation and montage shore up a plot which has a few howls, several chuckles and many smiles.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

X-rated museum piece

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

Bawdy animated fun--a classic.

Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

The results, inevitably, were disappointing -- Bakshi just didn't have the money to make it right.

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Film4

Aficionados of Crumb's work weren't enthralled by the movie when it came out, and time hasn't been kind to it.

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Staci Layne Wilson
StaciWilson.com

Cats with cleavage? I think not.

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Time Out

Despite some ingenious effects, a generally trivial exercise that never matches the punch of the original.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Best observed as a cultural artifact.

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Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

Full of animated, nude, cartoon animals and some of the most vitriolic racism (disguised as empowerment) ever put on film, Fritz the Cat is so bad that Crumb, after seeing the film, killed the character in one of his comics.

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
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Jim Careter
Im not sure what this is, but I thought it was okay
Anthony Lawrie
A real slice of the times bit of satire, Fritz the Cat is a cult favourite and an interesting piece of historical satire. It's a shame that the makers… More
AJ Verser
This is the classic adult animated film which made the genre more popular. Bakshi's work was really revolutionary and very cool visually. I'm a big… More
Lucas Martins
A crude, surreal and darkly comedy. Fritz the Cat it's a real classic of the underground films, with a political background, Bakshi's work presents a… More
Arash Xak
Totally dated but has moments and is the first X rated animated film so it wasn't a total waste

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