As in two previous films, LORD OF THE RINGS (1978) and AMERICAN POP (1981), Bakshi employs "rotoscope," using live models as the armatures for the animated characters. The seventh of his animated pictures, FIRE AND ICE exploits the popularity of his coproducer, comic-book and poster
artist Frank Frazetta, with its trademark heroic figures and Gustav Dore-like composition. The plot is basic good-versus-evil in a mythic prehistoric time, in a land peopled by subhuman creatures and their masters, the blue-eyed muscle boys and voluptuous, lightly clad women. The major weapons are
glaciers, invoked and mobilized by powerful wizard Nekron (Sean Hannon/Stephen Mendel). Th...