Based on the stories and comics featured in Heavy Metal Magazine, the movie tells stories involving a glowing green orb (called the Loc-Nar). It goes through various times, places, planets and many characters: including a smart ass cab driver, a nerd who becomes a King, a criminal, a soldier, dope-head aliens and a female warrior named Taarna.

Directed by various animations directors this film is radically different from what many American animation directors were making at that time. Stories included violence, sex, & drugs normally not in your every day animated feature. The soundtrack included many popular rock artist including Devo, Sammy Hagar, Nazareth, Stevie Nicks, Journey, Black Sabbath, Cheap Trick, and many more.