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

Tula: [about the future monkeybird queen, who's newly hatched] Awww! Isn't she cute, Ioz?
Ioz: [Leans in to take a closer look at the baby, just to get his hair pulled] Oh! Charming! Just like Niddler!
Niddler: [With the most exited voice] Really? Do you really think I resemble royalty?
Ioz: No, monkeybird. But you're a royal pain!
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Spin-off The Pirates of Dark Water (1994) See more »

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Awesome.
20 September 2003 | by (Portland, Oregon) – See all my reviews

I forgot all about this show untilll I saw it on Boomerang. Then I remembered the greatness. THe show was about this guy named Ren, and his two friends who are trying to find 6 treasures that will let them stop these evil stop called darkwater (kinda like intellegent oil). It had morals, and all that. Shame it was never resolved. A revival would be awesome... But if you want to see an ending, track down one of the copies of POD the video game, for either SNES, or Sega Genesis. I would say the Genesis one is better.


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