Wizards

  • Ralph Bakshi
  • USA (1977)
  • PG
80 min

After the death of his mother, the evil mutant wizard Blackwolf discovers some long-lost military technologies. Full of ego and ambition, Blackwolf claims his mother’s throne, assembles an army and sets out to brainwash and conquer Earth. Meanwhile, Blackwolf’s gentle twin brother, the bearded and sage Avatar, calls upon his own magical abilities to foil Blackwolf’s plans for world domination — even if it means destroying his own flesh and blood.

A post-apocalyptic science fantasy by the great psychedelic animator Ralph Bakshi, Wizards blends and manipulates a myriad of animation techniques to showcase its stoner comic-book art design and story. Pitched as a family-friendly movie, fairy cliques, dog-soldiers and robots are a surprise. Sweet bonus? A killer score from Andrew Belling.

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  • Language
    English
  • Director
    Ralph Bakshi
  • Cast
    Bob Holt, Jesse Welles, Richard Romanus, David Proval, Steve Gravers, Mark Hamill
  • Screenwriter
    Ralph Bakshi
  • Genre
    Animation, Fantasy, Sci Fi

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