Ralph Bakshi: The Wizard of Animation

Wizards (1977)

Ralph Bakshi discusses his movie Wizards.

Wizards is a 1977 American animated post-apocalyptic science fantasy film about the battle between two wizards, one representing the forces of magic and one representing the forces of industrial technology. It was written, produced, and directed by Ralph Bakshi.

Wizards is notable for being the first fantasy film made by Bakshi, who was previously known only for urban films such as Fritz the Cat, Heavy Traffic and Coonskin. It grossed $9 million theatrically from a $1.2 million budget, and has since become a cult classic. The film was rated PG by the MPAA.

3 thoughts on “Ralph Bakshi: The Wizard of Animation

  1. We were just watching Bakshi’s Lord of the Rings like three days ago. My husband likes the cartoon better than the live action movies. But it’s sad that he never finished it…

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