Heavy Traffic (1973)

Animation, Comedy, Drama

An "underground" cartoonist contends with life in the inner city, where various unsavory characters serve as inspiration for his artwork.

6.6/10

No consensus yet.

89%

75%

Heavy Traffic (1973)

Animation, Comedy, Drama

An "underground" cartoonist contends with life in the inner city, where various unsavory characters serve as inspiration for his artwork.

6.6/10

No consensus yet.

89%

75%

Wizards (1977)

Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

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.

6.5/10

Its central metaphor is a bit too on the nose, but Wizards is an otherwise psychedelic, freaky trip into an alternate version of our world.

59%

79%

Heavy Traffic & Wizards

Jack Shaw

Ralph Bakshi was a stalwart and driving force in the dawn of adult-oriented animation in the 70s. Heavy Traffic is somewhat of an autobiography and serves well as an introduction to Bakshi’s work (a baptism of fire, maybe, but some reading on Bakshi’s childhood will provide context for the seemingly probbo moments). Wizards I believe to be Bakshi’s triumph; wait for Avatar to tell Weehawk “The world owes you much, kid. Even if we don’t take another step”, and you’ll see what I see, I’m sure. Both of these films are very special to me. I’ve seen both nearly one million times and would love to have someone else to talk about them with. If you fall in love with them too please DM me.