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Fritz the Cat
Adaptation Displacement: The film (which was a Fritz the Cat More Popular Spin-off) and its lesser-known sequel, . The animated adaptation was primarily famous for being X-rated. Many, perhaps most, assume it was created by The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat Ralph Bakshi.
Family-Unfriendly Aesop: The ending of the movie. Fritz concludes that he should stick to having sex with everyone he can and let the world take care of itself.
Hilarious in Hindsight: At one point, a college girl asks why an actor like James Earl Jones always has to play black characters. Three or four decades later, we have Michael Clarke Duncan playing The Kingpin, Samuel L. Jackson playing Nick Fury, and Laurence Fishburne playing Perry White.
Not to mention that Jones's most famous roles post this film being the voices of Darth Vader and Mufasa.
Seinfeld Is Unfunny: With yiff so readily accessible on the internet, the film is hardly as shocking as it was back when it was first released.
Sequelitis: was written and directed by Robert Taylor, without the involvement of The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat Ralph Bakshi or R. Crumb. However, producer Steve Krantz and actor Skip Hinnant worked on both films.
Tearjerker: The death of Duke the Crow, the only male character to care about Fritz's well being being shot by a stray bullet
This Is Your Premise on Drugs: Subverted. Oddly enough, even though Fritz is shown more directly partaking in drug use, the comic is far less surreal than .
Felix the Cat What Do You Mean, It's Not for Kids?: The comic is an early example, although Crumb's graphic novel Oggie and the Beanstalk was more directly an example of this, as it was mistakenly stocked as a children's book by some stores early on in its distribution. Some distributors confused the film and its sequel for children's films. Supposedly, the sequel was even aired on Showtime Family, despite its X rating.
Alternatively, the Showtime Family claim may have been made by a Troll. You can't take everything stated in IMDb reviews seriously.
Although, with Taglines such as "We're not X-rated for nothing, baby!" and "He's Animated and X-rated!", there's really no excuse for thinking it's for kids.