Ralph Bakshi‘s Wizards, the cult-classic animated film about a post-apocalyptic battle between elves and magicians, is airing on Fox Movie Channel Thursday, August 6, at 8 PM Eastern time.
I saw this film in college, and I don’t remember much about it, except for the pneumatic fairy girl in not much clothing and the odd incorporation of WWII footage of Hitler. I suspect, watching it now, I’d find it an attempt to capitalize on Tolkien fandom.
However, one moment, I will never forget. The bad wizard shows propaganda movies to his troops to inspire them. During the climatic battle, one of the good guys shouts out, “The projector has been destroyed!” At that exact moment, the film shut off. It was an old setup and prone to glitches, but I had no idea it knew how to be so apropos.