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Dungeons & Dragons: The Complete Animated Series
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An enchanted roller coaster delivers six youth into the magical realm of Dungeons & Dragons. There, each of them gains magical talents and abilities, all the better to survive their time in the Realm. The bow-shooting ranger, the acrobat, the thief, the cavalier, the boy wizard and the barbarian are soon joined by a baby unicorn and tutored by the mysterious and inscrutable Dungeon Master. Opposing them is the evil sorcerer Venger, as well as various ogres, demons, bounty hunters, dragons, lizard men, skeleton warriors and more; all intent on keeping the kids from getting back home!
Dungeons & Dragons was one of CBS's (1983 - 1985) most popular animated series and was later broadcast on NBC (1990), FoxKids (1992), Jetix (2006) and ToonDisney (2006). Featuring the voice talents of Willie Ames (Eight is Enough), Adam Rich (Eight is Enough) Donny Most (Happy Days) and veteran voice actors Frank Welker, Jennifer Darling and Peter Cullen. All 27 episodes from this entertaining series can be found in this exciting DVD set from Mill Creek Entertainment!
- The Night of No Tomorrow
- The Eye of the Beholder
- The Hall of Bones
- Valley of the Unicorns
- In Search of the Dungeon Master
- Beauty and the Bogbeast
- Prison Without Walls
- Servant of Evil
- Quest of the Skeleton Warrior
- The Garden of Zinn
- The Box
- The Lost Children
- P-R-E-S-T-O Spells Disaster
- The Girl Who Dreamed Tomorrow
- The Treasure of Tardos
- City at the Edge of Midnight
- The Traitor
- Day of the Dungeon Master
- The Last Illusion
- The Dragon's Graveyard
- Child of the Stargazer
- The Dungeon at the Heart of Dawn
- The Time Lost
- Odyssey of the 12th Talisman
- Citadel of Shadow
- Cave of the Fairy Dragons
- The Winds of Darkness
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The show is about 6 kids who are magically transported into the fantasy world of Dungeons & Dragons. The kids are then given classes by the Dungeon Master. Hank becomes a Ranger, Bobby becomes a Barbarian, Presto becomes a Magician, Sheila becomes a Thief, Eric becomes a Cavalier, and Diana becomes an Acrobat. The main villain is an evil wizard called Venger who wants to take the children's magic weapons in order to rule the realm.
In each episode, the kids must explore dungeons, and battle demons, orcs, dragons, as well as Venger himself in order to try to find a way back home. Dungeon Master often appears and gives the kids advice to help them, as well as inspiration when they feel they can't go on.
This show is SO good. I love absolutely everything about it. It has lovable characters, a cool villain, gorgeous animation, and good voice acting. It's action packed and filled with awesome magic filled battle scenes. It's cool, fun, beautiful, scary, and funny. It really feels like you're watching an RPG.
If you love video games like Breath Of Fire, Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, and Phantasy Star, then you'll love this wonderful 80's cartoon series. I highly recommend it. It's one of my favorite cartoon shows of all time.
The characters were regular kids who had their own faults and strengths. They argued like
siblings during ordinary times, but when peril threatened, out came their powerful weapons!
Team-work and self-sacrifice were some themes explored. Unfortunately, some aspects of
this series was deemed "inappropriate" by some very religious viewers and the series was
discontinued before the finale.. I recommend that anyone who is a fan of Fantasy/Sci-Fi buy
this animated series. You can even see the finale that was written (but never animated except later in stills)
on you-tube (look up: "dungeons and dragons requiem" on Google Search)
I am actually surprised at how well the series hold up. Released from 1983-1985, "Dungeons and Dragons" was on the cusp of when American animation technology and techniques advanced, and some actual writers were slowly raising the level of intelligence in the storylines. They are still the shallow, one-note, one-plot adventures representative of the times--they walk the endless treadmill of trying to find a way home, and do little else--but the writers managed to sneak in some actual characterization and moral challenges for the kids. I was surprised to see love affairs, moral quandaries, and in the episode "The Dragon's Graveyard" even the ultimate question of "Why don't we just kill the main villain and be done with it?"
Apparently, that moral quandary was a bit too much for parent's groups at the time, who tried to have the episode banned, as well as run a disclaimer before the entire series warning that "Dungeons & Dragons had been linked to real life violent deaths." Ah, parent's groups ... there is an interesting interview with series-writer Mark Evanier where he talks about parent's groups' interference with the show, and how they forced the character of Erik on the show in order to give it the "pro-social" moral of "The group is always right...the complainer is always wrong."
After watching the entire series, I think the 11-year old me sold the series a bit short. Sure, it is no Record of Lodoss War, but for an `80s "Dungeons and Dragons"-themed cartoon it has a bit of an edge to it and remains entertaining. The character designs are good, the animation is fluid for the times, and it is fun seeing the D&D monsters animated. (It is miles better than the wretched Dungeons & Dragons live-action film). I am glad I gave the show a second chance.
I got the Mill Creek version of the collection, and it is disappointing to read some reviews and find out that there is no real "Perfect Collection" of this series. The BCI release had a bunch of extra features, including a Radio Play version of the scripted-but-never-made "final episode," but they messed around with the soundtracks. This Mill Creek release has the original soundtracks restored, but without the bonus features. It would be nice to have them merged into a single release with the best of both versions.