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Ralph Bakshi collaborated with fantasy artist Frank Frazetta on this animated film in the early 80s when fantasy movies like Conan the Barbarian (1982) proved to be big hits at the box office. It's a simple story of an evil ice queen named Juliana and her son Nekron who are moving their glacier city towards the volcanic city of Firekeep to destroy it. They send out a band of grunting subhumans to abduct the beautiful princess of Firekeep named Teegra. Two characters named Larn and Darkwolf seek to rescue the princess and save Firekeep. Almost every character in this movie is scantily clad, including the princess. Frazetta's erotic artistry pushes the limits of PG animation and probably aroused viewers of all ages. The movie features rotoscoping character animation, which was utilized in other Bakshi films, along with beautifully painted fantasy backgrounds. While the fantasy story and dialogue are basic, the animation is the star here. It's not as funny or sophisticated as Bakshi's best films like Coonskin (1975) and American Pop (1981), but fans of 80s fantasy films will still find Fire and Ice rewarding.