Cinema: Pussyfooting

THE NINE LIVES OF FRITZ THE CAT

Directed by ROBERT TAYLOR Screenplay by ROBERT TAYLOR, FRED HALLIDAY and ERIC MONTE

The exhibit now under consideration represents something of a curiosity: a rip-off of a ripoff. It will be remembered that the original cartoon feature Fritz the Cat — largely the work of the animator Ralph Bakshi — so enraged Fritz's creator, the underground comic artist R. Crumb, that he disowned the whole movie. Crumb, a stringent satirist, had conjured up Fritz as a way to mock the poses of the pseudo hipster and to lay waste...

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