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[[caption-width-right:350:[[ProtagonistCenteredMorality Fritz neglects his wife and child]]. [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Our hero, ladies and gentlemen]].]]

The movie ''WesternAnimation/FritzTheCat'', an adaptation of a [[ComicBook/FritzTheCat popular character]] created by [[UndergroundComics underground cartoonist]] RobertCrumb was really successful, both commercially and critically, even though it had quite a lot of things going against it, including a [[Creator/RalphBakshi first-time film director]], a creator who hated the adaptation, and the fact that it was given an X rating by the MPAA (although it would be rated R today). The film's producer, Steve Krantz, decided to produce a sequel. However, since original director Ralph Bakshi wanted nothing to do with this sequel, directorial duties were given to Robert Taylor, an animator who was working on some of Bakshi's other films.

The results, as you might have gathered, might be mixed. This one doesn't have as much of a coherent storyline as the first, instead taking a kind of AnthologyFilm approach in which the title character is killed off in various different ways, [[spoiler:in what is probably a reference to the comic strip, in which he was given an icepick to the back of the head by a psychotic ex-girlfriend]]. Whether this actually works or not can be left in the eye of the beholder, but most viewers agree that the music score by Tom Scott & The L.A. Express is pretty badass. Also, it was the first animated movie to compete in the Cannes Film Festival.

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!!Tropes:

* AllJustADream: It's implied that none of the stories actually happen, since Fritz is stoned throughout the entire movie and seems to be imagining everything that occurs.
* AllMenArePerverts
* AllWomenAreLustful
* BackFromTheDead: The film reverts the Crumb story "Fritz the Cat, Superstar" by having Fritz have "nine lives", resulting in a film mostly consisting of events where, someway or another, Fritz dies. (Crumb never drew another Fritz story following "Superstar".)
* BaldBlackLeaderGuy: The president of New Africa.
* BarbieDollAnatomy: Fritz is drawn with this.
* BarefootCartoonAnimals
* TheCameo: RichardNixon and HenryKissinger appear.
* CanonDiscontinuity: RobertCrumb doesn't even acknowledge the existence of this movie, except in the documentary ''The Confessions of Robert Crumb''.
--> Creator/RalphBakshi: "He didn’t bother to discuss the ''Nine Live of Fritz the Cat''. He would have to say, 'well, Ralph did do a better picture than ''Nine Lives''.' So to Robert Crumb, there is no Nine Lives. It doesn’t exist. The only ''Fritz the Cat'' he’s mad at is the one I did, because if he discussed ''Nine Lives'', he’d have to say, 'well, you know, for all of my bullshitting about Ralph, ''Nine Lives'' is even worse than what he did.'"
* CatsHaveNineLives: [[CaptainObvious Obviously]].
* DeathIsCheap: Fritz was actually killed in a final comic strip by Robert Crumb, but two years later this movie was released anyway.
* DisneyAcidSequence: When Fritz and Chita get high.
* EverybodyHasLotsOfSex
* FantasticRacism[=/=]SpaceJews: Crows stand in for African-Americans.
* FlamingDevil: Fritz ends up in hell. Upon encountering the devil, who seems like a cross between [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Big Gay Al]] and Vincent Price, he lets out, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkJDIWLMWwc Oh, Jesus Christ, Lucifer is a faggot!]]"
* FlippingTheBird: Fritz does this to a ''telephone'' after the operator hangs up on him. He is one of the few [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie four-fingered characters that can do this]].
* FunnyAnimal: The entire cast. Strangely enough, there is an entire sequence devoted to [[BreakingTheFourthWall stock footage of real-life humans]].
* FurryConfusion: There are normal rats and anthropomorphic rats in the movie.
* FramingDevice: Fritz smoking pot to ignore his screaming wife while [[ProtagonistCenteredMorality neglecting their child]].
* AManIsNotAVirgin: Fritz tries and succeeds at having sex with pretty much every female character in the film.
* MatureAnimalStory
* MindScrew: ''Nine Lives'' is this trope the whole way through.
* NoSwastikas: Averted.
* ProtagonistCenteredMorality: Fritz, a lovable cartoon cat, neglects his wife and son to smoke pot and imagines himself as a member of the Nazi party during World War II, and refers to black girls as knowing "[[{{Lolicon}} where it's at]] [[{{Lolita}} by the time they're 11]]". Wait, what?
* ThePornomancer: Fritz.
* ResetButton: In 1972, in response to the politics of the animated film, Robert Crumb kills off Fritz. Two years later, Steve Krantz produces this movie.
* [[SchrodingersCast Schrödinger's Cat]]: Literally! Crumb killed Fritz off in the comics after the first movie, but this film was made nevertheless.
* SpiritualSuccessor: ''GarfieldHis9Lives''. You read that right.
* TheStoner: Fritz.
* ''SubvertedKidsShow''
* TheyKilledKenny
* UndergroundComics
* WorldOfFunnyAnimals
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