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Wizards (1977)

PG  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Fantasy  |  9 February 1977 (USA)
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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:
Avatar (voice)
Jesse Welles ...
Elinore (voice)
Weehawk (voice)
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)
Sean (voice) (as Mark Hamil)
Peter Hobbs ...
General (voice)
Tina Romanus ...
Prostitute (voice) (as Tina Bowman)


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 {}

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Release Date:

9 February 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

War Wizards  »

Box Office


$1,200,000 (estimated)

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording) (5.0) (L-R)


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Some of the shadow-warrior footage was taken from Zulu (1964), El Cid (1961), Patton (1970), Battle of the Bulge (1965), and especially Alexander Nevsky (1938). See more »


The narrator says that after the initial nuclear apocalypse, "It took two million years for the clouds to disperse." This would be more than enough time for the nuclear material to decay to harmless levels, which invalidates the premise that dangerous radiation still lingers in the world. See more »


Blackwolf: Brother, there is no need for me to destroy you. Surrender! Surrender your world!
Avatar: [clapping] You always did need an audience you sap.
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Edited from Patton (1970) See more »


Only Time Will Tell
Performed by Susan Anton
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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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