About the film
cat cutout animation
Release Date: June 26, 1970
|Slogan||:||«It's sophisticated enough for kids, simple enough for adults»|
|Production Companies||:||Fine Arts Films|
|Producers||:||Preston M. Fleet|
|Writers||:||Mel Brooks, Joe Darion, Joe Darion, Don Marquis|
Suicidal poet Archy tries to end his life by jumping off a bridge, but awakens to find he has assumed the life of a cockroach and has become a part of a community of creatures living in a newspaper office. He also discovers that he can still write poetry, using a typewriter, and begins to enjoy his new life. Archy develops deep feelings for the lovely but self-destructive cat Mehitabel, but will have to fight to win her from bad-boy tomcat Bill.