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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Cast

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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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 Kangent (16 episodes, 1991-1993)
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Linda Gary ...
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Storyline

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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Le tourbillon noir  »

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Pirates of Darkwater was originally released as Dark water. But after first 5 episodes, Executives at Hanna Barbera (owned by Turner at that time) decided to make the show less serious. So from Episode 6 (Andorus) onwards, the show became known as Pirates of Dark water and less serious compared to first 5 episodes. See more »

Quotes

Ren: I can't ask you to continue with me on this dangerous quest. Name the port of your choice and I'll take you there.
Ioz: Which way does the compass point?
Ren: [Ren picks up the compass and spins it around] The second treasure of Rule... East!
Tula: The east it is! For adventure!
Ioz: For treasure!
Ren: For Octopon!
Niddler: For crying out loud! When are we gonna eat?
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Beloved cartoon of the 90s
12 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was one of my favorites and I was very young when I started watching this. I am disappointed to have seen all of the GOOD and DECENT cartoons discontinue. It is extremely upsetting to see the cartoons on TV now because the only one that is worth watching is Tom and Jerry (when you have NOTHING else to do) or Family Guy. Everything else just sucks and it's just does not compare to the old cartoons at all. I agree with another users' comment, I would buy this series if it came on DVD. I LOVED THIS SHOW and I would love to watch the WHOLE thing in order. I would also love to see it on boomerang. I think we have had enough of Flintstones, there are a ton of other cartoons just as good or even better. (personally, Flintstones was just not that funny. but that's just me)


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