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Release Date:
17 September 1983 (USA) See more »
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. Full summary »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 9 of 17)

Willie Aames ... Hank the Ranger (27 episodes, 1983-1985)

Don Most ... Eric the Cavalier (27 episodes, 1983-1985)

Katie Leigh ... Sheila the Thief (27 episodes, 1983-1985)

Adam Rich ... Presto the Magician (27 episodes, 1983-1985)
Tonia Gayle Smith ... Diana the Acrobat (27 episodes, 1983-1985)
Teddy Field III ... Bobby the Barbarian (27 episodes, 1983-1985)
Sidney Miller ... Dungeon Master (27 episodes, 1983-1985)

Frank Welker ... Additional Voices / ... (27 episodes, 1983-1985)

Peter Cullen ... Venger / ... (26 episodes, 1983-1985)

Series Directed by
John Gibbs (27 episodes, 1983-1985)
Bob Richardson (13 episodes, 1983)
Series Writing credits
Jeffrey Scott (9 episodes, 1983-1984)
Michael Reaves (7 episodes, 1984-1985)
Karl Geurs (4 episodes, 1983-1985)
Katherine Lawrence (3 episodes, 1985)
Paul Dini (2 episodes, 1983)
Mark Evanier (2 episodes, 1983)

Dave Arneson (unknown episodes)
Kevin Paul Coates (unknown episodes)
E. Gary Gygax (unknown episodes)
Dennis Marks (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Lee Gunther .... executive producer (27 episodes, 1983-1985)
E. Gary Gygax .... co-producer (27 episodes, 1983-1985)
Karl Geurs .... producer (14 episodes, 1984-1985)
Margaret Loesch .... executive producer (14 episodes, 1984-1985)
David H. DePatie .... executive producer (13 episodes, 1983)
Bob Richardson .... producer (13 episodes, 1983)
Series Original Music by
Johnny Douglas (27 episodes, 1983-1985)
Series Casting by
Hank Saroyan (27 episodes, 1983-1985)
Series Production Design by
Takashi (27 episodes, 1983-1985)
Series Production Management
Jim Graziano .... production manager (14 episodes, 1984-1985)
Karl Geurs .... production manager (13 episodes, 1983)
Series Art Department
Bob Kline .... storyboard director (27 episodes, 1983-1985)
Lonnie Lloyd .... storyboard director (27 episodes, 1983-1985)
Don Sheppard .... storyboard director (27 episodes, 1983-1985)
Wendell Washer .... storyboard director (27 episodes, 1983-1985)
John Ahern .... storyboard director (14 episodes, 1984-1985)
Todd Kurosawa .... additional storyboard (14 episodes, 1984-1985)
Martin Strudler .... additional storyboard (14 episodes, 1984-1985)
Series Sound Department
Jim Blodgett .... sound effects editor (27 episodes, 1983-1985)
John Detra .... sound effects editor (27 episodes, 1983-1985)
Richard Bruce Elliott .... sound effects editor (27 episodes, 1983-1985)
Richard S. Gannon .... sound effects editor (27 episodes, 1983-1985)
Michael L. DePatie .... sound effects editor (14 episodes, 1984-1985)
Ron Fedele .... sound effects editor (14 episodes, 1984-1985)
Michael Tomack .... sound effects editor (14 episodes, 1984-1985)
David H. DePatie Jr. .... sound effects editor (13 episodes, 1983)
Susan Trieste .... sound effects editor (13 episodes, 1983)
Martin Varno .... sound effects editor (13 episodes, 1983)
Series Animation Department
Gerry Chiniquy .... animation director (27 episodes, 1983-1985)
George Goode .... model designer (27 episodes, 1983-1985)
Tom Ray .... animation director (27 episodes, 1983-1985)
Martin Strudler .... background designer (27 episodes, 1983-1985)
Dennis Venizelos .... background designer (27 episodes, 1983-1985)
Warren Batchelder .... animation director (14 episodes, 1984-1985)
Bob Kline .... background designer / model designer (14 episodes, 1984-1985)
Chris Lane .... background designer (14 episodes, 1984-1985)
Kevin Shaw .... checking supervisor (14 episodes, 1984-1985)
James T. Walker .... animation director (14 episodes, 1984-1985)
John Walker .... animation director (14 episodes, 1984-1985)
John Ahern .... animation supervisor (13 episodes, 1983)
Kent Butterworth .... animation supervisor (13 episodes, 1983)
Barbara Donatelli .... checking supervisor (13 episodes, 1983)
Milton Gray .... animation director (13 episodes, 1983)
Paul Gruwell .... background designer (13 episodes, 1983)
Paul Julian .... background designer (13 episodes, 1983)
Armand Shaw .... checking supervisor (13 episodes, 1983)
Nelson Shin .... animation director (13 episodes, 1983)
Takashi .... model designer (13 episodes, 1983)
Series Editorial Department
Robert T. Gillis .... supervising editor (27 episodes, 1983-1985)
Jeffrey L. Sandler .... supervising editor (13 episodes, 1983)
Series Music Department
Johnny Douglas .... conductor (27 episodes, 1983-1985)
Mark Shiney .... music editor (27 episodes, 1983-1985)
Joe Siracusa .... music editor (27 episodes, 1983-1985)
Robert J. Walsh .... composer: additional music (27 episodes, 1983-1985)
Series Other crew
Hank Saroyan .... voice director / additional dialogue / ... (27 episodes, 1983-1985)
Karl Geurs .... story editor (14 episodes, 1984-1985)
Steve Gerber .... story editor (13 episodes, 1983)

Dave Arneson .... game writer (unknown episodes)
E. Gary Gygax .... game writer (unknown episodes)

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30 min (27 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
UK:PG (some episodes) | UK:U (some episodes) | USA:TV-Y7

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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 »
[The Young Ones are trapped by a pack of wolves; a howl in the distance makes them suddenly leave]
Shiela:What do you think scared them off?
Eric:Simple Sheila, they took one look at my great strength; one look at my grim weapon.
Diana the Acrobat:And one look at your grody face.
[Bobby laughs loudly]
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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
D&D cartoon is back on the air!, 3 June 2000
Author: Ljack ( from York, Pa.

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 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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