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

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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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25 February 1991 (USA)  »

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Le tourbillon noir  »

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After first five episodes of this show, Roddy McDowall requested for a higher salary for his role of Niddler. But the studio denied his request. So Roddy McDowall quit and left the production, and Frank Welker (who did squawking voices for Niddler) took over for the role of Niddler. See more »

Quotes

Rulett, The Bioguide in a crystal bowl: [In a small boat guiding the heroes through the swamp] Stroke! Stroke! Let's get this tub moving! I've seen barnacles move faster than this!
Ioz: Anybody got a lid for that bowl?
Rulett, The Bioguide in a crystal bowl: What did he say?
Niddler: I think he'd like you to stick a clam shell in it!
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Spin-off The Pirates of Dark Water (1994) See more »

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Fantastic Series
28 May 2005 | by (Austin, TX) – See all my reviews

This show was fantastic!!! I watched when I was five, and it is the best animated show in cartoon history. I think the reason that the cartoon was so good is because it was the first animated series that show a form of plot that continued throughout the episodes. The characters were very well developed and the story line was outstanding, then again, I love almost all fantasy stories. The story was original, and it was sooooo good. Even thought the show was amazing, the series was never finished, there are only 21 episodes in all. Also it is not aired anymore, except on Boomerang and Australian Cartoon Network, so not every one can watch it. I wish the series would be finished, and released on DVD. If you search the web, using Pirates of Dark Water, then many fan bases will pop up, and you can find a link on some of the sites to petition for PoDW's release commercially!!!! Again, this is the best cartoon I have ever seen, and it is the only one that my mom would actually watch with me!


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