Movie of the Day: Fritz the Cat

Today movie of the day is 1972’s Fritz the Cat directed by Ralph Bakshi. Considered to my the first X-rated cartoon in the United States proving that cartoons are not just meant for kids.

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This is Ralph Bakshi’s first full length movie ¬†and one of my favorite moviesFritz_the_Cat_soundtrackThe movie was loosely ¬†based on Robert Crumb’s Fritz the Cat cartoon however Crumb and the filmmakers did not see eye to eye on the film’s content and Crumb is not a fan of the film.

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However when the movie was released it became a wildly successful hit and led way for other mature humor cartoons.

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“We’re not rated X for nothin, baby!”

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