History WesternAnimation / Wizards

14th Jan '17 8:59:43 PM WaterBlap
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* LifeDeathJuxtaposition: The narrator describes Avatar and Blackwolf as being diametric opposites. Avatar is a FriendToAllLivingThings who grows up looking kind of like one of Tolkien's dwarves. Blackwolf, on the other hand, grows up to be a dour zombie-like wizard with an affinity for Nazi propaganda. Avatar lives in the verdant lands among the fairies and elves, while Blackwolf lives in a nuclear wasteland called [[{{Mordor}} Scortch]] among the wretched and shambling mutants.
5th Dec '16 11:59:50 AM Mikeyfan93
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In late 2016, Ralph has announced a new project of his called ''Short Thoughts'', three one-minute shorts inspired by poetry vignettes from his previous films. One of the shorts is planned to be follow-up to Wizards, starring Max and Fritz.

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In late 2016, Ralph has announced a new project of his called ''Short Thoughts'', three one-minute shorts inspired by poetry vignettes from his previous films. One of the shorts is planned to be a follow-up to Wizards, ''Wizards'', starring Max and Fritz.
1st Nov '16 9:36:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: [[http://www.ralphbakshi.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=9&pos=11 Necron 99]]/[[spoiler:Peace]] and Weehawk. [=Necron99=]/[[spoiler:Peace]] takes on a ''tank''. Weehawk ''kicks a mutant's head off'' at one point.
17th Oct '16 3:45:52 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* EyeScream: A couple of scenes, most notably when Weehawk shoots an enemy soldier's camel in the eye with an arrow. It was Necron 99's mount that he shot, ''and'' it got better!

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* EyeScream: A couple of scenes, most notably when Weehawk shoots an enemy soldier's camel in Necron 99's mount through the eye with an arrow. [[UnexplainedRecovery It was Necron 99's mount that he shot, ''and'' it got better!better, somehow.]]



* Strangely, Weehawk's mount does this way off in the distance at the end of the film. What's strange about it is that the creatures they ride only have two legs, so what, exactly, was the mount kicking out in front of it?

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* RearingHorse: Strangely, Weehawk's mount does this way off in the distance at the end of the film. What's strange about it is that the creatures they ride only have two legs, so what, exactly, was the mount kicking out in front of it?
17th Oct '16 3:44:07 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* Strangely, Weehawk's mount does this way off in the distance at the end of the film. What's strange about it is that the creatures they ride only have two legs, so what, exactly, was the mount kicking out in front of it?
8th Oct '16 6:19:38 AM Prinzenick
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In late 2015, Ralph Bakshi announced that a sequel to the film, ''Wizards II'', will be his next project if his film ''WesternAnimation/TheLastDaysOfConeyIsland'' does well in sales.

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In late 2015, 2016, Ralph Bakshi has announced that a sequel to the film, ''Wizards II'', will be his next new project if of his film ''WesternAnimation/TheLastDaysOfConeyIsland'' does well in sales.
called ''Short Thoughts'', three one-minute shorts inspired by poetry vignettes from his previous films. One of the shorts is planned to be follow-up to Wizards, starring Max and Fritz.
17th Sep '16 12:45:35 AM VeNoo
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* HeelFaceBrainwashing: See the below trope.

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* HeelFaceBrainwashing: See Somewhat peculiar case. [[spoiler:It's stated that [=Necron99=] is under painful grip of Blackwolf's black magic and his propaganda machine. Avatar instills the below trope.promise of life without pain and without fear so that he get the motivation to fight this constant influence and regain his own will. Basically Avatar brainwashes him to want to be free which can be achieved only by joining Avatar.]]
14th Sep '16 6:56:24 PM ryanasaurus0077
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-->'''Max''' on the [[DeathByCameo death]] of another soldier named [[WesternAnimation/FritzTheCat Fritz]]



* CovertPervert: Given Elinore's {{Stripperiffic}} outfit, it's hardly surprising what Avatar says when she sits down on his bed in front of him, asking what the plan is.

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* CovertPervert: Given Elinore's {{Stripperiffic}} outfit, [[{{Stripperiffic}} outfit]], it's hardly surprising what Avatar says when she sits down on his bed in front of him, asking what the plan is.
10th Sep '16 4:31:24 PM maxwellsilver
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->''"[[DeathByCameo They killed]] [[WesternAnimation/FritzTheCat Fritz]]!"''

''Wizards'' is a 1977 animated science fiction film by Creator/RalphBakshi. It takes place in what is basically a StandardFantasySetting, except it's actually Earth way, way, waaaaay AfterTheEnd. It tells the story of a war between an army of nuclear mutants (former humans) and a coalition of humans and various fantasy races (who predated the existence of humans, their descendants, but only emerged from isolation after the catastrophe). Each group is led by one of the two titular Wizards, the brothers Blackwolf ([[BigBad the evil one]]) and Avatar ([[TheHero the good one]]). Can the swords and bows of the fantasy folk defend against the technology-based weapons -- and propaganda -- of the past?

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->''"[[DeathByCameo They killed]] [[WesternAnimation/FritzTheCat Fritz]]!"''

->''"They killed Fritz!"''

''Wizards'' is a 1977 animated science fiction film by Creator/RalphBakshi. It takes place in what is basically a StandardFantasySetting, except it's actually Earth way, way, waaaaay AfterTheEnd. It tells the story of a war between an army of nuclear mutants (former humans) and a coalition of humans and various fantasy races (who predated the existence of humans, their descendants, but only emerged from isolation after the catastrophe). Each group is led by one of the two titular Wizards, the brothers Blackwolf ([[BigBad the (the evil one]]) one) and Avatar ([[TheHero the (the good one]]).one). Can the swords and bows of the fantasy folk defend against the technology-based weapons -- and propaganda -- of the past?



* AffablyEvil: Most of the GasMaskMooks, who get [[CrowningMomentOfFunny all the best scenes]] and just seem to be regular [[PunchClockVillain Punch Clock Villains]]. Specifically, the mutant General who gets killed by Weehawk near the end.
* AfterTheEnd: At least [[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale three million years]] after the end, no less.

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* AffablyEvil: Most of the GasMaskMooks, who get [[CrowningMomentOfFunny all the best scenes]] scenes and just seem to be regular [[PunchClockVillain Punch {{Punch Clock Villains]].Villain}}s. Specifically, the mutant General who gets killed by Weehawk near the end.
* AfterTheEnd: At least [[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale three million years]] years after the end, no less.



* {{Badass}}: [[http://www.ralphbakshi.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=9&pos=11 Necron 99]]/[[spoiler:Peace]] and Weehawk. Necron 99/[[spoiler:Peace]] takes on a ''tank''. Weehawk ''kicks a mutant's head off'' at one point.

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* {{Badass}}: [[http://www.ralphbakshi.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=9&pos=11 Necron 99]]/[[spoiler:Peace]] and Weehawk. Necron 99/[[spoiler:Peace]] [=Necron99=]/[[spoiler:Peace]] takes on a ''tank''. Weehawk ''kicks a mutant's head off'' at one point.



* BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: Necron 99/[[spoiler:Peace]] is enduring one with Blackwolf the entire movie.

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* BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: Necron 99/[[spoiler:Peace]] [=Necron99=]/[[spoiler:Peace]] is enduring one with Blackwolf the entire movie.



* CovertPervert: Given Elinore's [[{{Stripperiffic}} outfit]], it's hardly surprising what Avatar says when she sits down on his bed in front of him, asking what the plan is.
--> '''Avatar''': Oh, why don't you [[MaleGaze sit there for a couple of hours]] while I figure it out?

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* CovertPervert: Given Elinore's [[{{Stripperiffic}} outfit]], {{Stripperiffic}} outfit, it's hardly surprising what Avatar says when she sits down on his bed in front of him, asking what the plan is.
--> '''Avatar''': Oh, why don't you [[MaleGaze sit there for a couple of hours]] hours while I figure it out?



* DisneyDeath: PlayedWith in the infamous "They Killed Fritz" scene; when a soldier named Max thinks his pal Fritz is dead, he goes utterly ''ballistic'' over it--until Fritz gets up and calms him down, revealing it was just a scratch. Agitated by this, [[HypocriticalHumor Max starts complaining about him]], and then unintentionally shoots him, this time ''really'' killing him--and prompting Max to go nuts on the enemy yet again.

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* DisneyDeath: PlayedWith in the infamous "They Killed Fritz" scene; when a soldier named Max thinks his pal Fritz is dead, he goes utterly ''ballistic'' over it--until Fritz gets up and calms him down, revealing it was just a scratch. Agitated by this, [[HypocriticalHumor Max starts complaining about him]], him, and then unintentionally shoots him, this time ''really'' killing him--and prompting Max to go nuts on the enemy yet again.



* {{Expy}}: Avatar for Vaughn Bode's Cheech Wizard, though he does do more magic than [[GroinAttack "The Time Distortion Trick"]].
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:Elinore, [[MindControl or so it appears at first.]] ]]

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* {{Expy}}: Avatar for Vaughn Bode's Cheech Wizard, though he does do more magic than [[GroinAttack "The Time Distortion Trick"]].
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* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:Elinore, [[MindControl or so it appears at first.]] ]]



* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Necron 99, one of Blackwolf's top assassins, joins Avatar's side early in the film, taking the name 'Peace'.]]

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* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Necron 99, [[spoiler:[=Necron99=], one of Blackwolf's top assassins, joins Avatar's side early in the film, taking the name 'Peace'.]]



* OurFairiesAreDifferent: They have just about every kind of fairy imaginable. You have the typical ones, ones ranging in insectoid appearance, a couple of fairies that look like they were drawn by AndyWarhol, Elinore, and Avatar who looks more like a dwarf than a fairy, and Blackwolf who looks more like a lich. Interestingly enough, their mother, a fairy, has a trait that comes from another mythological creature known as a Satyrus.

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* OurFairiesAreDifferent: They have just about every kind of fairy imaginable. You have the typical ones, ones ranging in insectoid appearance, a couple of fairies that look like they were drawn by AndyWarhol, Creator/AndyWarhol, Elinore, and Avatar who looks more like a dwarf than a fairy, and Blackwolf who looks more like a lich. Interestingly enough, their mother, a fairy, has a trait that comes from another mythological creature known as a Satyrus.



* PuttingOnTheReich: Blackwolf's regime rapidly turns into Nazi Germany [[RecycledInSPACE IN A FANTASY SETTING!]], complete with swastika banners, German uniforms, German weaponry, panzers, planes, and old propaganda films of Hitler. Blackwolf's official title is "fuhrer", and he calls the mutants "leaders of tomorrow" and the "Master Race." At the end, the narrator even states that "Hitler was dead again."
* PrecisionFStrike: [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome "I'm glad you changed your last name, you son of a bitch!"]] [[spoiler: ''*BANG!*'']]

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* PuttingOnTheReich: Blackwolf's regime rapidly turns into Nazi Germany [[RecycledInSPACE IN A FANTASY SETTING!]], SETTING!, complete with swastika banners, German uniforms, German weaponry, panzers, planes, and old propaganda films of Hitler. Blackwolf's official title is "fuhrer", and he calls the mutants "leaders of tomorrow" and the "Master Race." At the end, the narrator even states that "Hitler was dead again."
* PrecisionFStrike: [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome "I'm glad you changed your last name, you son of a bitch!"]] bitch!" [[spoiler: ''*BANG!*'']]



* RockBeatsLaser: Averted. When the last few heroic survivors of the free nations get together an army and launch a desperate final strike against the enemy, knowing that they are the last hope to save the world... they are almost completely slaughtered by artillery, planes, tanks, and machine guns. Although an earlier scene establishes they have access to guns and they put up a great fight -- they only start to lose because Blackwolf activates the film projector -- if not for [[spoiler: Avatar shooting [[LoadBearingBoss Blackwolf]]]], they would have been exterminated to a man.
* {{Rotoscoping}}: In several scenes, particularly the climactic battle scene, footage from [[{{Film/Zulu}} other (live-action) films]] is used, but painted over to create a {{Chiaroscuro}} effect. In some cases fantastic flourishes such as horns or glowing eyes were added.

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* RockBeatsLaser: Averted. When the last few heroic survivors of the free nations get together an army and launch a desperate final strike against the enemy, knowing that they are the last hope to save the world... they are almost completely slaughtered by artillery, planes, tanks, and machine guns. Although an earlier scene establishes they have access to guns and they put up a great fight -- they only start to lose because Blackwolf activates the film projector -- if not for [[spoiler: Avatar shooting [[LoadBearingBoss Blackwolf]]]], Blackwolf]], they would have been exterminated to a man.
* {{Rotoscoping}}: In several scenes, particularly the climactic battle scene, footage from [[{{Film/Zulu}} other (live-action) films]] ''Film/{{Zulu}}'' is used, but painted over to create a {{Chiaroscuro}} effect. In some cases fantastic flourishes such as horns or glowing eyes were added.



* ScienceFantasy
* SimpletonVoice: Necron 99 doesn't really sound as menacing as his reputation makes him out to be.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: The outfit worn by Elinore is ridiculously so, complete with clearly-visible [[NippleAndDimed nipples]]. Lampshaded at least once by a line of dialogue from Avatar.

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* SimpletonVoice: Necron 99 [=Necron99=] doesn't really sound as menacing as his reputation makes him out to be.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: The outfit worn by Elinore is ridiculously so, complete with clearly-visible [[NippleAndDimed nipples]].nipples. Lampshaded at least once by a line of dialogue from Avatar.



* WhatMeasureIsANonCute

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21st Apr '16 1:36:39 PM Glim
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* MagicalBarefooter: Avatar goes around barefoot, being a kind of hippie-elf. Avatar ultimately squares off against his EvilCounterpart brother Blackwolf, who wears cloth shoes or large socks. Also, Avatar's GirlFriday is the fairy Elinore, likewise barefoot, in contrast to Blackwolf's assassin Peace, who wears boots attached to his crimson onesie.



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