Writer: Ralph Bakshi
Director: Ralph Bakshi
Release: February 9, 1977
Tagline: An epic fantasy of peace and magic
Producer: Ralph Bakshi
Stars/Actors: Bob Holt, Jesse Welles, Richard Romanus, David Proval, Jim “James” Connell, Steve Gravers, Mark Hamill
Music by: Andrew Belling
Production Company: 20h Century Fox
Genre(s): Animation, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Runtime: 80 minutes
Synopsis: 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.
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Quotes and Lines
“I’m too old for this sort of thing. Just wake me up when the planet’s destroyed.” – Avatar
Blackwolf: Brother, there is no need for me to destroy you. Surrender! Surrender your world!
Avatar: You always did need an audience you sap.
Avatar: Allright, creep, Now before I untie you, I wanna tell you a couple of things, and I want you to listen, and listen carefully. This has been the biggest bummer of a trip I’ve ever been on; but if you let me down, or you hurt my friends, especially the broad, I got stuff planned for you that’ll take twenty years to kill ya.
Peace: …no pain…
Avatar: …And you’ll be screaming for mercy in the first five seconds.
Avatar: You know, the world owes you much, kid. Even if we don’t take another step.
Elinore: I have always been good, and could even… be better sometimes.
“Time renews tomorrow. When we’ve used today. It will find the sorrow and wish it all away. Love can play a new tune. On this carousel. It may be tomorrow. But only time will tell. Somewhere in the darkness. There must be a light. Leading us together. Through the misty night. And maybe in the new dawn. We can break the spell. It may be tomorrow. But only time will tell. There can be a new dream. One for us to hold. Made with peace and hope and built upon the old. No one has the answer. To give away or sell. Tomorrow holds the secret. But only time will tell.” – Elinore