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Wizards -- To turn the tide of battle the evil wizard Blackwolf unleashes WWII Nazi propaganda footage, sending his enemies into a panic.
Wizards -- Avatar describes the long-standing feud between elves and fairies.
Wizards -- Blackwolf's mutant war machine attacks the good, magic folk of a post-apocalyptic Earth.
Wizards -- Necron 99 roams the land killing the believers of magic.

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Writer:
Ralph Bakshi (written by)
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Release Date:
9 February 1977 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
The ultimate futuristic fantastic epic See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
An Epic Fantasy of Peace Magic And Five Kinds of Animation See more (95 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Bob Holt ... Avatar (voice)
Jesse Welles ... Elinore (voice)

Richard Romanus ... Weehawk (voice)

David Proval ... 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)

Mark Hamill ... Sean (voice) (as Mark Hamil)
Peter Hobbs ... General (voice)
Tina Romanus ... Prostitute (voice) (as Tina Bowman)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Susan Anton ... Princess Elinore / The Balladeer (singing voice) (uncredited)

Ralph Bakshi ... Fritz / Storm Trooper (voice) (uncredited)
Victoria Bakshi ... Fairy Girl (voice) (uncredited)
Heinrich Himmler ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Adolf Hitler ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Viktor Lutze ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Susan Tyrrell ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Ralph Bakshi 
 
Writing credits
Ralph Bakshi (written by)

Produced by
Ralph Bakshi .... producer
 
Original Music by
Andrew Belling 
 
Film Editing by
Donald W. Ernst 
 
Production Management
Steven Hahn .... production manager
Bill Orcutt .... animation production manager (as William Orcutt)
 
Art Department
Michael G. Ploog .... illustrator: histories (as Mike Ploog)
 
Sound Department
Eileen Horta .... supervising sound editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ted C. Bemiller .... animation camera
 
Animation Department
Mary J. Adams .... final checker
Enrique Alpizar .... cel reproductions
Brenda Banks .... animator
Sandy Benenati .... ink and paint artist
Alice Cowing .... final checker
Louise Cuarto .... ink and paint artist
Janet Cummings .... color modeler
Diane Dunning .... ink and paint artist
Tasia Erickson .... animation effects (as Tasia Williams)
Dotti Foell .... animation checker
Edgar Gutierrez .... cel reproductions
Stod Herbert .... assistant animator
Charlotte Huffine .... assistant animator
David Jonas .... background artist
Alison Leopold .... ink and paint artist (as Alison A. Victory)
Ian Miller .... background artist
Ian Miller .... background designer
Nelda Ridley .... final checker
Ben Shenkman .... assistant animator
John Sparey .... layout artist
Irven Spence .... animator
Irven Spence .... sequence animator
Martin Strudler .... background artist
Martin Strudler .... background supervisor
Martin Taras .... animator (as Martin B. Taras)
Robert Taylor .... animator
Ira Turek .... background artist
Katherine Victor .... final checker (as Kathrin Leichliter)
John Vita .... background artist (as Johnnie Vita)
Art Vitello .... animator (as Arthur Vitello)
Manon Washburn .... ink and paint artist
Micki Zurcher .... ink and paint artist (as Michele Zurcher)
Cosmo Anzilotti .... animator (uncredited)
Toby Bluth .... visual development artist (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Jack Hooper .... negative cutter
 
Music Department
Andrew Belling .... musical director
Don Perry .... music supervisor
Susan Anton .... singing voice: Jesse Welles (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Leah Bernstein .... assistant to producer
Scott Citron .... production coordinator
John Kaufman .... production coordinator
Jose Kfuri .... production coordinator
Howard Miller .... titles
Christine Wirt .... production coordinator
 

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Runtime:
Argentina:82 min | USA:80 min
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 | Germany:16 | Iceland:12 | Netherlands:16 (original version) | New Zealand:PG (DVD) | New Zealand:M (original rating) | Peru:14 | Singapore:NC-16 (DVD rating) | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (1986) (video rating) | USA:PG

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Trivia:
The song played on the German propaganda film is the Nazi Party anthem, "Die Fahne Hoch" ("Raise the Banner"). It was written by an early party member, Horst Wessel. The song is popularly known as "The Horst Wessel Song".See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Avatar transforms his pet into a jukebox which immediately begins to play jazz. But the record is still on the selector arm, and remains there. It never actually drops onto the turntable.See more »
Quotes:
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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Movie Connections:
Edited from Patton (1970)See more »
Soundtrack:
Only Time Will TellSee more »

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12 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
An Epic Fantasy of Peace Magic And Five Kinds of Animation, 11 June 2006
Author: masercot from Manassas, Va

This cartoon was one of those in the seventies when animation was almost dead. A few folks revived it with movies like Fritz the Cat, Lord of the Rings, Fire and Ice and Wizards. Although Wizards didn't do well during the prime time, it rocked as a midnight movie.

But, even with the simple plot, engaging characters and sporadic humor, one gets the impression that this movie was not well-planned. There is conventional animation, rotoscoping and overexposed film sometimes being used on the same screen. It also seems that they ran out of money and had to resort to stills with a narrator (nice voice)...

You'd think that this would make the movie worse; however, it gives the movie a charm that a slicker production wouldn't have...

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