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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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Cast

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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Storyline

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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A fantasy vision of the future. See more »


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Release Date:

9 February 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

War Wizards  »

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Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording) (5.0) (L-R)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The line "They killed Fritz! They killed Fritz!" is a reference to Robert Crumb killing off Fritz the Cat in his underground comic book series. Ralph Bakshi directed the film adaptation of Fritz the Cat (1972). Bakshi is quoted as saying, "I named the character Fritz in "Wizards," just so I could scream 'They killed Fritz!' To kill such a cat would make Don Marcus commit suicide." See more »

Goofs

Just before the battle of East Elfland, the fairy leader is addressing her troops, but she mistakenly calls the enemy leader Black Mark. See more »

Quotes

Hawk: Hey, c'mon Lardbottom, get up. Blackwulf's callin'.
Lardbutt: I don't wanna go.
Hawk: Hey, when Blackwulf calls, we go.
Lardbutt: I don't wanna fight any more...
Hawk: Ya gotta!
Lardbutt: I don't wanna hurt things any more!
Hawk: Hey... you're so stupid...
Lardbutt: [jumps up] Listen, Hawk, I ain't stupid; Just listen! Y'know what I mean, trees, birds, butterflies? Everything's got a right to live! Y'know what I mean?
Hawk: Hey... hey... waitaminnit...
Lardbutt: Everything... everything's got a right to live... the butterflies... Why can't...
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Only Time Will Tell
Performed by Susan Anton
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Underrated
23 June 2000 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

Ah, Wizards. Now this is a movie that newsgroups love to pick apart. But look past it's cheapness and it's technical flaws, and you'll find an underrated gem of animation. Although oddly structured (our protagonists don't set off on their quest until about half an hour into the movie) and weighed down with exposition, Wizards tells a good story, the art is excellent, and it has one of the coolest animated battles I've ever

seen... think Ralph Bakshi does Braveheart.


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