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Animated film about an evil wizard ???

Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:46 am
by station
I remember this used to be on quite a bit, I've seen it a few times anyway.
It's animated, from the 70's (or a bit later), and the animation is fairly basic compared to Disney for example, but it is about as epic as a Disney film.
The wizard gets an apprentice, and the apprentice manages to peek into his magic book and ends up fighting him, while becoming a friend with some girl. I think the wizard turns into a spider or something.

Does anyone know what this is called?

Re: Animated film about an evil wizard ???

Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:16 pm
by felgekarp
I don't know it but I put a post on here ages ago asking about the same film, from what I remember when the apprentice faces off against the wizard at the end they start changing into different animals, the apprentice turns into a fly so the wizard turns into a spider whilst they are both on the magicians book, the apprentice then turns back into a boy and closes the book on the spider killing him.

Re: Animated film about an evil wizard ???

Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 1:53 pm
by station
That's the one! It was a fairly dark film from what I remember, being a cartoon and all.

Re: Animated film about an evil wizard ???

Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:17 pm
by Liamh1982
Sword in the Stone? It IS Disney, but from that late 60s/early 70s period when they let the standards slip somewhat in terms of animation and to a slightly lesser extent, everything else.

Re: Animated film about an evil wizard ???

Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:38 pm
by felgekarp
Nah it's not Sword In The Stone, if anything it's more an animated short than a full film, I think the last time I saw it was on BBC2 many a moon ago.

Re: Animated film about an evil wizard ???

Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 5:22 pm
by Antiriad2097
Sword in the Stone isn't that dark, I went to the cinema to see that in the 70s as a small boy

Re: Animated film about an evil wizard ???

Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 5:41 pm
by felgekarp
I'll be damned, after all these years.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BADwDBcv95w

Re: Animated film about an evil wizard ???

Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:15 pm
by station
That's it! Thanks for that!