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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:
One of the best animated films from the 70's. See more (93 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)
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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
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

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Mark Hamill also auditioned for the voice of Weehawk.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Black Wolf's arms are made of bare bone, but these are anatomically incorrect, as arm bones are made of a single humerus which connects the shoulder to the elbow, and two bones, the radius and ulna, which connect the elbow to the wrist. In Black Wolf's case, he had them the other way round, with two bones above the one bone.See more »
Quotes:
Fairy Child:Where's Daddy? What's he doing?
Fairy:He is guarding our home, son.
Fairy:There has been a war, and this land is lost.
Fairy Child:Why can't we fight and win, Mommy?
Fairy:Because they have weapons and technology. We just have love.
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Movie Connections:
Edited from El Cid (1961)See more »
Soundtrack:
Only Time Will TellSee more »

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16 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
One of the best animated films from the 70's., 28 January 1999
Author: Critic-25 from Bermuda

This film was Bakshi's test-run, of sorts, for his upcoming version of 'Lord of the Rings'. Supposedly he originally wanted to make a fantasy based on the Holocaust, but settled for a more traditional fantasy. The story deals with wizards and elves in the distant future who dig up long-forgotten Nazi propaganda films and old war machinery, which are used by evil creatures to try and conquer the good creatures. The demons and evil creatures are obviously symbols of Nazis while the elves (with one being the voice of a young Mark Hamill) representing the Jews. It's almost disturbing at times watching old WWII war movie footage with German soldiers fighting alongside animated demons against psychedelic-colored backgrounds. The film is worth viewing for the still-drawings alone that appear throughout the film, with excellent artwork by Michael Ploog. The animation doesn't strive for realism (why bother, since Rotoscoping is so heavily used) but captures the dynamic motion depicted in comic book art. Very good. Highly recommended.

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