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The Pirates of Dark Water 

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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David Kirschner
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Series cast summary:
Jodi Benson ...  Tula 21 episodes, 1991-1993
Hector Elizondo ...  Ioz 21 episodes, 1991-1993
George Newbern ...  Ren 21 episodes, 1991-1993
Frank Welker ...  Lugg Brother #2 / ... 21 episodes, 1991-1993
Tim Curry ...  Konk 20 episodes, 1991-1993
Brock Peters ...  Bloth 20 episodes, 1991-1993
Peter Cullen ...  Mantus 19 episodes, 1991-1993
Dick Gautier ...  Additional Voices 18 episodes, 1991-1993
Allan Lurie Allan Lurie ...  Additional Voices 18 episodes, 1991-1993
Les Tremayne ...  Additional Voices 18 episodes, 1991-1993
Darleen Carr ...  Additional Voices 17 episodes, 1991-1993
Jim Cummings ...  Jargis / ... 17 episodes, 1991-1993
Andre Stojka ...  Additional Voices 17 episodes, 1991-1993
Rene Auberjonois ...  Kangent 16 episodes, 1991-1993
Michael Bell ...  Additional Voices / ... 16 episodes, 1991-1993
Hamilton Camp ...  Additional Voices 16 episodes, 1991-1993
Paul Eiding ...  Additional Voices 16 episodes, 1991-1993
Peter Renaday Peter Renaday ...  Additional Voices 11 episodes, 1991-1993
Barry Dennen ...  Additional Voices 9 episodes, 1991-1993
Richard Erdman ...  Additional Voices 9 episodes, 1991-1993
Linda Gary Linda Gary ...  Additional Voices 9 episodes, 1991-1993
Kenneth Mars ...  Additional Voices 9 episodes, 1991-1993
Nan Martin ...  Additional Voices 9 episodes, 1991-1993
Dan O'Herlihy ...  Additional Voices 9 episodes, 1991
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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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Certificate:

TV-Y7
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 February 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le tourbillon noir See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hanna-Barbera Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(21 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

This show was originally released as "Dark Water". But after five episodes, executives at Hanna-Barbera (owned by Ted Turner at that time) decided to make the show less serious. So from episode six, "Andorus", onwards, the show became known as Pirates of Dark Water, and less serious, compared to the first five episodes. 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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Alternate Versions

The first five episodes were originally aired in 1991 as the mini-series "Dark Water". The voice of the character Niddler the Monkey-bird was played by . After this became a TV series, when the first 5 episodes were rerun, the voice of Niddler was redubbed by and other editing changes were made. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Chronic Rift: Isaac Asimov (1991) See more »

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Awesome.
20 September 2003 | by LionelHutz1985See 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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