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Wizards (1977)

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On a post-apocalyptic Earth, a wizard and his faire folk comrades fight an evil wizard who's using technology in his bid for conquest.

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Complete credited cast:
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Avatar (voice)
Jesse Welles ...
Elinore (voice)
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Weehawk (voice)
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Peace (voice)
Jim Connell ...
President (voice) (as James Connell)
Steve Gravers ...
Blackwolf (voice)
Barbara Sloane ...
Fairy (voice)
Angelo Grisanti ...
Frog (voice)
Hyman Wien ...
Priest (voice)
Christopher Tayback ...
Peewhittle (voice)
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Sean (voice) (as Mark Hamil)
Peter Hobbs ...
General (voice)
Tina Romanus ...
Prostitute (voice) (as Tina Bowman)
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In a post apocalyptic future that appears as a blend of World War II Europe and J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth, a pint-size wizard named Avatar must save the world from a band of fascist mutants controlled by his evil twin brother, Blackwolf, who likes to confuse enemy armies by projecting films of Adolf Hitler speeches during attacks. Painted live-action footage of advancing Nazi armies contrasts with Saturday-morning-cartoon-style animation of fairies and elves as Avatar travels through various magical and radioactive realms on his quest. Aiding him are the beautiful Fairy princess Elinore, hot-blooded warrior elf Weehawk, and Peace, a misunderstood robot rebelling against his Blackwolf-controlled programming. A bizarre and psychedelic meditation on magic vs. technology, this ultimate futuristic fantastic epic cult film still finds an audience on college campuses and will prove quite rewarding to viewers in the right frame of mind. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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9 February 1977 (USA)  »

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$1,200,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

In East Elfland, the elves have arranged themselves for trench warfare. Blackwolf overwhelms them with a Blitzkrieg. This is a direct parallel to the Battle of the Low Countries in 1940. See more »

Goofs

When Avatar is telling the president about his brother, the narrator says that Blackwolf has been studying black magic for 5,000 years. But when Blackwolf is introduced, it says that the story takes place 3,000 years later. See more »

Quotes

Avatar: Now this, "Peace" here, he knows every step to Scorch. I've promised him life without pain, life without fear...
Weehawk: I still don't trust him.
Avatar: Hey! You're both forgettin' you have the protection of a powerful wizard, here!
[levitates up to horse, lands backward in saddle]
Avatar: Dammit...
Elinore: [giggling] He's gettin' older, but not much bolder!
[Both Weehawk and Elinore laugh and ride away]
Avatar: I wonder if I packed my scotch...
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Edited from El Cid (1961) See more »

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Only Time Will Tell
Performed by Susan Anton
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One of the best animated films from the 70's.
28 January 1999 | by (Bermuda) – See all my reviews

This film was Bakshi's test-run, of sorts, for his upcoming version of 'Lord of the Rings'. Supposedly he originally wanted to make a fantasy based on the Holocaust, but settled for a more traditional fantasy. The story deals with wizards and elves in the distant future who dig up long-forgotten Nazi propaganda films and old war machinery, which are used by evil creatures to try and conquer the good creatures. The demons and evil creatures are obviously symbols of Nazis while the elves (with one being the voice of a young Mark Hamill) representing the Jews. It's almost disturbing at times watching old WWII war movie footage with German soldiers fighting alongside animated demons against psychedelic-colored backgrounds. The film is worth viewing for the still-drawings alone that appear throughout the film, with excellent artwork by Michael Ploog. The animation doesn't strive for realism (why bother, since Rotoscoping is so heavily used) but captures the dynamic motion depicted in comic book art. Very good. Highly recommended.


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