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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Avatar (voice)
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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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(RCA Sound Recording) (5.0) (L-R)

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The original title, "War Wizards," was changed to avoid confusion with another 20th Century Fox release, Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977). See more »

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Avatar says, "I searched for my brother in vain," but then says that Blackwolf settled in the land of Scortch. If Avatar knew that, then his search was not in vain at all. See more »

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General: [guffaws] If this is the great Avatar, then I am a warthog's uncle!
Weehawk: Funny you should say that.
[hurls his sword, skewering the general]
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Only Time Will Tell
Performed by Susan Anton
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Rough animation but innovative ideas for a film.
25 February 2002 | by (Lincoln, NE USA) – See all my reviews

Wizards is a tale of epic proportions. The animation is a tad rough by todays standards, but can still be greatly appreciated. I enjoy the animation myself because of the 1970's liberation quality that the artwork has, not to mention that is within the rest of the film. When Blackwolf shows the nazi propaganda to his troops, a chill goes down my spine. The narrative goes on to show that after millions of years Adolf Hitler still lives on in those who hate; however, Hitler will always die because hate always fails in the end. This is the ultimate hippie film, and the "live-action" battle scenes (all in shadow) is still ahead of its time. A must for collectors.


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