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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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Director:
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:
Flawed, but interesting, likable, and certainly worth watching. See more (96 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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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
3 Channel Stereo (RCA Sound Recording) (5.0) (L-R)
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

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The two priests in the temple are seated in front of a curtain decorated with the symbol of the CBS network.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): 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 »
Quotes:
Weehawk:So, what are elves good for?See more »
Movie Connections:
References Fritz the Cat (1972)See more »
Soundtrack:
Only Time Will TellSee more »

FAQ

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31 out of 36 people found the following review useful.
Flawed, but interesting, likable, and certainly worth watching., 20 March 2004
Author: aboblyndsae from Coral Springs, FL

I really like this movie, and it's hard to explain why as it's obviously full of flaws (overuse of narration, cheesy '70s soundtrack, some corny lines, awkward pacing, and repeated use of the same images/clips), but I think it's incredibly well-drawn (yes, the characters are very cartoonish, but they all have personality, and the backgrounds are simply gorgeous), and I found the character of Avatar so interesting and likable. The almighty Good wizard is laid back, unpretentious, good-natured, and seems unusually real for an animated character. The excellent atmosphere and strong central character are enough to make this a good movie. It just has this rough-around-the-edges charm to it that's hard to explain. Bakshi doesn't seem to have been striving for a masterpiece with this movie, so it's hard to call it a failure.

I certainly wouldn't call this an "animated masterpiece" or anything of the sort, but it is interesting, and even lovable. And not in a "guilty pleasure" way either.

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