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 an incident…
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Interesting as an artifact of the counterculture at its dingiest, dopiest, and most lumpen, Fritz the Cat's novelty-appeal at the time can't really compensate for how ugly and misogynistic it scans now. Worth watching once as an historical curiosity, it's good for a few stoner chuckles and a sort of contact-squalor that probably pleased many a reader of Screw magazine back in 1972.
For all of its sophomoric raunchiness and cartoon goofiness, a surprisingly sharp and clever satire of 60s counter-culture. The crude but lively animation and spotty production values only add to its scuzzy charm. A cult classic that lives up to its reputation.
Fritz the Cat as a striking feature starter of the adult animation genre that fills today's television works right on G-spot, as it provides violence, sex, crime, rape, drugs and everything you'll never dare to find in a Disney film. But as movie by itself, is doesn't go further than a low budget kitsch excuse to get high.
Being such a Crumb fan, I'm really suppose to hate this but I don't. Its actually a pretty okay movie with some wonderfully surreal/psychedelic moments full of animation inventiveness. I can just hear Crumb's cosmic sigh of despair while watching this.
De interes relativo. Vale la pena por tratarse, supuestamente, del primer largometraje de dibujos animados porno producido en E.U. (aunque, francamente, es preferible leer las viñetas de Robert Crumb.)
This was quite the experience. Crude but hilarious animation, sociopolitical commentary, parody of counter-culture while being counter-cultural in its own right, classically absurd cartoonishness with sex and drug use and foul language. This was hilarious and fun and I cannot believe it was ever distributed.
I actually kind of enjoyed this... perhaps for the opposite of it's intention. If this film was supposed to glamorize the hippie lifestyle, it fails, instead highlighting the extreme naivete and danger of the college-age complex if left to it's own designs.