Dungeons & Dragons (1983– )

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A group of kids are thrown into a world where they must search for a way home, armed with magic weapons that an evil tyrant lusts for.

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 Hank the Ranger (27 episodes, 1983-1985)
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 Eric the Cavalier (27 episodes, 1983-1985)
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 Sheila the Thief (27 episodes, 1983-1985)
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 Presto the Magician (27 episodes, 1983-1985)
Tonia Gayle Smith ...
 Diana the Acrobat (27 episodes, 1983-1985)
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 Bobby the Barbarian (27 episodes, 1983-1985)
Sidney Miller ...
 Dungeon Master (27 episodes, 1983-1985)
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 Additional Voices / ... (27 episodes, 1983-1985)
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 Venger / ... (26 episodes, 1983-1985)
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Six kids enter the Dungeons & Dragons ride at a local amusement park and are transported into the world of swords and sorcery, where, with the help of the Dungeonmaster and the unicorn Uni, try to find their way back home. Written by Michael Silva <silvamd@cleo.bc.edu>

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17 September 1983 (USA)  »

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Calabozos y dragones  »

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The production company referenced the role playing game's official source books for many of the various monsters the heroes faced. See more »

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Eric: Now what?
Presto: Now we find Tiamat.
Eric: How do we know which one is her?
Presto: Easy, dummy. She'll be the one who attacks us.
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Referenced in The X-Files: Jose Chung's 'From Outer Space' (1996) See more »

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D&D cartoon is back on the air!
3 June 2000 | by (York, Pa.) – See all my reviews

First off, for all you fanatics out there, the D&D cartoon is on the air, at least for the summer of 2000. It's on every Saturday on Fox at 11 a.m.! By the way, this is a national thing, not just some syndicated local station.

Why is it back on the air? I'd bet it's cuz of the Harry Potter mania going around and Fox (Who has a toon deal with Saban, who in turn owns the D&D cartoon, G.I. Joe and Transformers). Check out foxkids.com for more details.

Regarding my Harry Potter theory, all the advertisements feature Presto, the magician of the group, so that's why I'm betting it's their way to cash in on the hero of the English kids books.

Anyway, they've run two episodes as far as I can tell and they were "The Illusionist" and "The Day of the Dungeon Master." Both surprised me at how fast-paced the stories were, giving little time for establishing shots or explanatory information.

"The Illusionist" was the worst of the two, a story about Presto rescuing a girl from Venger's clutches. "The Day of the Dungeon Master" centered around Eric and how he inherited the Dungeon Master's powers for a day. "Day" was very entertaining, mostly because it was so character driven.

Regarding animation, it isn't as good as I remember it, but still passable when you look at "Pokemon" and "NASCAR racers." I would say it's just one step below "G.I. Joe" quality.

Don Most, the actor from "Happy Days", is by far the best voice actor and really carries the rest of the cast. But Willie Ames, Peter Cullen and whoever does the Dungeon Master are right on the mark.

Remembering my love for the series, I must say it's cool to see it again, because I so rarely saw it during it's original run. Why? Cuz they always preempted it for sports or decade-old repeats of "Land of the Lost."

But you know what disappoints me most? With nearly 15 years of better technology and computer generated effects at their disposal, they couldn't kill that damn unicorn!




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