The Pirates of Dark Water (1991–1992)

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A young man learns that he is a prince with an urgent quest to save his world by finding 13 magical treasures of rule.

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 Tula (21 episodes, 1991-1993)
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 Ioz (21 episodes, 1991-1993)
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 Ren (21 episodes, 1991-1993)
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 Bloth (20 episodes, 1991-1993)
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 Mantus (19 episodes, 1991-1993)
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When Ren, a young son of a lighthouse keeper, rescues a stranger foundering in the rocks near his home, he learns the man was an aide to his true father, a great king. Ren is given a magic compass crystal that guides him to a dragon who shows him that the only way to claim his heritage is to find the Thirteen Treasures of Rule. Unfortunately, a pirate ship captained by the evil Bloth is also aware of this treasure and is relentlessly pursuing Ren for it. On his side, Ren soon acquires companions like Ioz the Pirate, Tula the Eco-Mage and Nibbler the Monkey Bird who help him in his quest. That quest becomes all the more urgent when Ren learns that the Dark Water, a carnivorous form of water that consumes anything it snares, threatens to envelope and destroy his world and only the treasures he seeks can stop it. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Many voice actors who worked on this show also worked previously on The Smurfs. Frank Welker (who voiced Hefty Smurf, Peewit, Poet Smurf, and other characters in The Smurfs) played Niddler, Kerroptus, The Dark Dweller, Morpho, and several characters in this show. Linda Gary (who voiced Dame Barbara and other guest voices in The Smurfs) played Jenna in this show. Brock Peters (who played guest voices in The Smurfs) played Bloth in this show. Hamilton Camp (Greedy Smurf in The Smurfs) played Roulette in this show. Michael Bell (who voiced Handy Smurf, Lazy Smurf, Grouchy Smurf and other characters in The Smurfs) played Swar, Ratmore, and Grollis in this show. Keene Curtis (who voiced Balthazar in The Smurfs) played Keron the Wizard in this show. Andre Stojka (who voiced guest voices in The Smurfs) played Slaggon and Joat in this show. Peter Cullen (who voiced "Great Book of Spells" and other characters in The Smurfs) played Mantus in this show. See more »

Quotes

Bloth: [to Tula] You picked the wrong fight, girl!
[Points to the men standing behind him]
Bloth: I have my top swordsmen with me!
Konk: [Takes it as a huge compliment] Thank you, master!
Bloth: And Konk too!
[Konk sighs in disappointment]
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Dark Water vs. The Pirates of Dark Water - a few clarifications
11 January 2009 | by (Pas-de-Calais, France) – See all my reviews

Just to clarify a few things...What became "The Pirates of Dark Water" originally aired as the mini-series "Dark Water". It lasted one week and ran in the after-school slot on Fox starting on a Monday and finishing on the following Friday. This was during what I like to call "the golden era" of Fox. (The Simpsons, In Living Color, etc.) Anyway, here on IMDb it credits Roddy McDowall as the voice of Niddler for all 21 episodes of the series. This isn't correct. He was actually the voice of Niddler for the original mini-series and NOT for the ensuing series. His voice, in my opinion, was way cooler than that contributed by Frank Welker. (Sorry Frank) Welker's whinier version of the Niddler voice was dubbed onto the five original episodes when it was released for Saturday morning television. A lot of people didn't come to know the series until its Saturday morning incarnation and, therefore, never had the pleasure of hearing McDowall's Niddler. I remember being extremely disappointed watching the series and hearing a different, less cultivated voice. It really changed the character completely. Unfortunately, none of the uploads that I've encountered on the internet are of the original mini-series. Also, as of January 2009, it seems that the great fan site piratesofdarkwater.net is now regrettably defunct.


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