Wizards ("An epic fantasy of peace and magic") is a 1977 American animated post-apocalyptic science fantasy film written, directed and produced by Ralph Bakshi (Bakshi Productions) and distributed by 20th Century Fox. The film follows a battle between two wizards of opposing powers, one representing the forces of magic and the other representing the forces of industrial technology.
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.
Sound Effects Used
- CAR CRASH HEAVY, GLASS SHATTER AFTER IMPACT (20th Century Fox) (metallic variant)
- H-B SQUEAK, CARTOON - ROLLING WHEEL SQUEAKS
- Hollywoodedge, Quick Whistle Zip By CRT057504
- Sound Ideas, ANIMAL, BOBCAT - GROWLING AND SNARLING
- Sound Ideas, BOING, CARTOON - HOYT'S BOING
- Sound Ideas, BOING, CARTOON - TROMBOING
- Sound Ideas, ELEPHANT - ANGRY ROARS, ANIMAL
- Sound Ideas, MAGIC - BABOO MAGIC 04
- Sound Ideas, THUNDER - THUNDER CLAP AND RUMBLE, WEATHER 01 (H-B)
- Sound Ideas, THUNDER - BIG THUNDER CLAP AND RUMBLE, WEATHER 02
- Sound Ideas, WATER, SPLASH - LIGHT SPLASH, CARTOON 02