Movie: Fire And Ice directed by Ralph Bakshi (1983, Fantasy)

Fire and Ice is a 1983 American animated adventurefantasy film directed by Ralph Bakshi. The film, a collaboration between Bakshi and Frank Frazetta, was distributed by 20th Century Fox, which also distributed Bakshi’s 1977 release, Wizards.[1] The animated feature, based on characters Bakshi and Frazetta co-created, was made using the process of rotoscoping, in which scenes were shot in live action and then traced onto animation cels. – Wikipedia


YT description: In this animated tale, a tiny village is destroyed by a surging glacier, which serves as the deadly domain for the evil Ice Lord, Nekron. The only survivor is a young warrior, Larn, who vows to avenge this act of destruction. The evil continues, however, as Nekron’s palace of ice heads straight towards Fire Keep, the great fortress ruled by the good King Jarol. When Jarol’s beautiful daughter, Teegra, is abducted by Nekron’s sub-human ape-like creatures, Larn begins a daring search for her. What results is a tense battle between good and evil, surrounded by the mystical elements of the ancient past.

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Fire And Ice directed by Ralph Bakshi – (1983) 3 stars

Run time: 1 hour, 21 minutes. This animated classic had a very loose plot and a lot of action, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Here are the biggest faults for me. All of the characters were two-dimensional, either good or bad with no leeway in between. There was very little acknowledgement for real life mechanics or basic science. For example, we have all these characters running around with string bikinis in all sorts of rough terrain, including frozen landscapes. The old queen should have been a little tougher, since she did set all of these evil designs in motion. The male lead always happened to end up close to the heroine, despite them being chased off in different directions several times. The scene with the redheaded witch and her ogre son was out of place. Who was this mysterious guy in the wolf mask / Batman-wanna-be that ended up being a superhero more than the main protagonist? On the positive side, the animation was spectacular, we got to see a variety of backgrounds and the music was usually subdued but well place. I don’t think I could bear watching this movie more than a couple of times, but watching it once was pretty good.


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