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Fritz the Cat

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VHS | N/A | Slipcase
79 mins (NTSC)
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8539260173 | N/A
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Fritz the Cat (1972)

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He's X-Rated and Animated!
We're not rated X for nothin', baby!
SEE! The man eat crow! SEE! The Air Force bomb the ghetto! SEE! Fritz bite off more than he can chew! SEE! Hundreds of dirty animals!

Fritz the Cat is a comic strip created by Robert Crumb. Set in a "supercity" of anthropomorphic animals, the strip focuses on Fritz, a feline con artist who frequently goes on wild adventures that sometimes involve sexual escapades. Crumb began drawing this character in homemade comic books when he was a child. Fritz became one of his most famous characters, thanks largely to the motion picture adaptation by Ralph Bakshi.
The strip appeared in Help! and Cavalier magazines. It subsequently gained prominence in publications associated with the underground comix scene between 1965 and 1972. Fritz the Cat comic compilations elevated the strip into one of the most iconic features of the underground scene.
The strip received further attention when it was adapted into a 1972 animated film with the same name. The directorial debut of animator Bakshi, it became a worldwide success. It was the first animated feature film to receive an X rating in the United States and the most successful independent animated feature to date.
Crumb ended the strip in 1972 due to disagreements with the filmmakers. He published a story in which Fritz was murdered by an ex-girlfriend. A second animated film, The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat, was produced in 1974 without the involvement of either Bakshi or Crumb.

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patrickyates755 2 years 1 month ago
If anyone has this particular Fritz the Cat tape and is willing to sell it for $75.00 or under.........then lemme know! This is the only one I’m missing from my collection. Username is patrickyates755.
jenvonem 1 year 6 months ago
HI there, I have this VHS of Fritz, the one with the cigar ashes, and will let it go for $60 plus shipping.
NAHurry 1 year 5 months ago
I have an earlier, 1982 release of this video on VHS. It does not seem listed here. How do we get it added? It has the same Warner Media number (26017) but it comes in a large, plastic clamshell case and is clearly dated 1982 on the back. I can provide photos. It is packaged much like the original VHS tapes that were produced and sent to video stores in the early days of VHS (pre-cardboard packaging).