YMMV / The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat

  • Awesome Music: "In My Next Life" and "Jump Back" are pretty funky '70s songs.
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: An entire musical number is built around The Thirties, with Fritz dancing in front of stock footage, romancing a lady cat, and then losing all of his money. For that matter, every story outside of the main frame story could be considered a Big-Lipped Alligator Moment.
  • Fanon Discontinuity: Some fans prefer to think that there was no sequel.
    • Robert Crumb, the original creator of Fritz, doesn't even acknowledge that the film exists. According to Ralph Bakshi, this is because doing so would be admitting that the first film (which he hated) was not as bad as Nine Lives.
  • Sequelitis: This was not written or directed by Ralph Bakshi, the maker of Fritz the Cat, or Robert Crumb, who created the original comic. The only people involved with the first film who returned for the sequel are producer Steve Krantz, voice actor Skip Hinnant, and some of the animators. Even Duke, one of the characters from the first film, is voiced by a different actor.
  • Unfortunate Implications: The first film was edgy regarding such subjects as race and gender and sexuality, but typically came out in favor of the oppressed. Nine Lives, however, portrays the Devil as a flaming homosexual, has its protagonist claim that black girls "know where it's at" from age eleven, and features the anal rape of Adolf Hitler by the protagonist. It might genuinely be one of the most offensive films made after the 1950s.
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not for Kids?: This was apparently played on Showtime Family once, according to a review on IMDb, despite the fact that it has an R rating.