Fritz the Cat
Fritz the Cat (1972)

Infamous as the first X-rated animated film, this purposefully vulgar comedy follows the adventures of the titular feline through the wild and wooly world of the 1960s, from politics to sex and drugs. Though inspired by the Robert Crumb… 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

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

X-rated museum piece

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Cole Smithey

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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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

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

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: 60% Flixster User Reviews
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Aj V
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
Jim Careter
Im not sure what this is, but I thought it was okay
Cassandra Maples
This is a film not for everyone. Pure and simple it is offensive, and at times intentionally gross. Besides this fact, it holds the honour of the first X rated… More