Fritz the Cat: The Film

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Arts Documentary with no narration published by MGM in 1972 - English language

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The history of animated film can be easily divided into two eras - "Before Fritz" and "After Fritz". Equipped with unbridled elements of group sex, drug orgies, police chases, and left-wing terrorism, FRITZ THE CAT is a brilliant satire about the 1960s revolt that, of course, outraged those in power. Thirty U.S. newspapers joined one advertising boycott, and in addition, the film became the first animated film in the country's history to be rated X. All this fuss, of course, only increased interest in the film, which became a mandatory attraction for a generation and a milestone in film history. FRITZ THE CAT is based on a cartoon by eccentric underground cartoonist Robert Crumb and directed by debutant Ralph Bakshi. And what a debut it was! The film generated S 100 million worldwide - 130 times the budget! The film stars Fritz (voiced by Skip Hinnant), an anthropomorphic cat in mid-1960s New York City who explores the ideals of hedonism and sociopolitical consciousness. The film is a satire focusing on American college life of the era, race relations, the free love movement and left-wing politics. Maverick writer/director Ralph Bakshi (Heavy Traffic, Wizards) made his feature-length film debut with this audacious foray into adult-content animation, creating one of the most successful animated features of its time! Based on a legendary character created by underground comic book artist/writer R. Crumb, Fritz the Cat is a brilliant commentary on '60s life and a "snarling satire that stubbornly refuses to curl up in anyone's lap" (Playboy). It's the age of awakening and Fritz, one way-cool cat and NYU student, loves to embrace every experimental experience that crosses his path. Embarking on a fantastic journey of self-discovery, he indulges in everything from multiple bedroom follies to a wild joy ride through a dangerous Harlem. But when Fritz joins a group of radically aggressive hippies, he finds himself holding the dynamite that will detonate the ultimate '60s statement—one that could cost him his life! Written and Directed by Ralph Bakshi ; A Steve Krantz Production

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Video Codec: x264 CABAC High@L4
Video Bitrate: 2 010 Kbps
Video Resolution: 720x392
Display Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Frames Per Second: 29.970 fps
Audio Codec: AC3
Audio Bitrate: 192 kb/s CBR 48000 Hz
Audio Streams: 2
Audio Languages: english
RunTime Per Part: 1 h 18 min
Number Of Parts: 1
Part Size: 1.21 GB
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