Dungeons & Dragons

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Dungeons & Dragons

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(NEW SHOW SUMMARY COMING SOON) Based on the board game of same title.

Hank, Presto, Eric, Diana, Sheila, and her younger brother Bobby all go to an amusement park one night. While there, they go on a ride called 'Dungeons and Dragons.' But while on that ride, they get sucked into the world of Dungeons and Dragons. There they are attacked by various monsters and entities. When all seems lost, they're greeted by a short, mysterious man known as Dungeon Master. He gives each one of them a magical item that they can use to fight monsters and defend themselves.

Hank (the Ranger) is given a bow that creates arrows of energy. Presto (the Magician) is given a hat of magic spells. Eric (the Cavalier) is given a shield that can deflect any attack against it. Diana (the Acrobat) is given a extendable javelin that allows her to do feats of acrobatics. Sheila (the Thief) is given a cloak that when the hood is pulled up, makes her invisible. And Bobby (the Barbarian) is given a club that can crush anything it is struck against.

They're all being pursued by the evil Venger, a man who's history is somehow tied with the Dungeon Master. His ultimate goal is to acquire all six magical items the kids possess. He has a sub-servant known as the shadow demon who spies on the kids and gives reports on their goings-on. Venger has a mortal enemy, a five-headed dragon named Tiamat. The kids are constantly looking for a way back to their home, but also go where the Dungeon Master tells them their presence is required.

The show was briefly shown on Fox Kids in the summer of 2000.

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Willie Aames

Willie Aames

Hank the Ranger

Donny Most

Donny Most

Eric the Cavalier

Adam Rich

Adam Rich

Presto the Magician

Tonia Gayle Smith

Tonia Gayle Smith

Diana the Acrobat

Katie Leigh

Katie Leigh

Sheila the Thief

Teddy Field III

Teddy Field III

Bobby the Barbarian

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  • Egad, this cartoon is older than some graduate students! Unfortunately, that doesn't include me.

    5.5
    The notion that a Saturday morning cartoon can demonstrate character depth or development seems laughable, but the Dungeons and Dragons cartoon series succeeds. Certainly, the cartoon can be childish and unsophisticated, as even my five-year old niece can appreciate. Several episodes and animations are downright silly. Still, some gems can be gleaned, and, to my mind, they shine brightly. The group dynamic throughout the series is wonderful and authentic in acting as children in their demands and disagreements. Acknowledging the characters as children, many fan interpretations seem to over-analyze their every action, but some characters' choices do indeed offer fleeting moments of meaning. Aside from the crux of The Dragon's Graveyard and The Traitor (-sigh- despite the insufferable Cloud Bears), two other instances spring to mind: trapping Venger in The Box and freely trusting Dekion in The Quest of the Skeleton Warrior.



    The highest praise is that the show is memorable. I anxiously awaited each week's show, and, over twenty years later, my recollection of The Prison Without Walls prompted me to buy the DVD collection. Admittedly, the destruction of the second Stone Golem wasn't as cool as I recalled, but episodes I had not seen in the 1980's more than compensated.moreless
  • Dungeons & Dragons is the coolest and best cartoon that has ever been made and it is my favorite cartoon that has ever been on television.

    10
    The characters were cool, the episodes were cool, the animation was cool. Everything about this show was cool. Six kids go on a Dungeons & Dragons ride and it ends up taking them to the real realm of the Dungeons & Dragons world. Their leader is the Dungeon Master. Each of them has a cool weapon. Hank had that awsome bow that shot out different types of arrows. Presto had the magic hat that he never knew how to use correctly. Diana had the staff that could grow and change shape. Sheila had the cloak that could make her invisible. Eric had the magic shield and Bobby had the magic club. The characters were so cool and even their enemy Venger was cool. Everything about this show was cool. I always wish that it could have lasted longer and that they would have made more episodes. I really loved this cartoon.moreless
  • Got me addicted to all things fantasy

    8.0
    I don't think I really appreciated this growing up as much as I should have, this was so ahead of its time and is still an amazing cartoon today. It got me interested in sci-fi and sci-fantasy and using my imagination at such an early age I didn't realize its impact until quite recently when I watched it with my niece and nephew and they were spellbound. Defiantly a classic that stands the test of time and is still as enjoyable now as it was when I was a child. Should be shown again to inspire the new generation of children.moreless
  • This show was so adhead of its time and in my opinion a classic.

    10
    As noted from the episode guide from the DVD box Dungeons & Dragons: the complete animated series. The Dungeon at the Heart of Dawn: Retrieving a box for the Dungeon Master, a curios Eric decides to open it, despite the fact that the young ones are under very strict oders not to open it. Dungeon Master appears a little to late, as a beam of light shoots out of the box and into the sky. Suddenly every thing in the Realm is cloaked in darkness and a very strong wind starts followed by a fearsome growl starts. A very large and powerful entity appears of evil incarnate. Dungeon Master himself is very scared and tells his pupils that they must run for there very lives... It would have been nice to see Tiamats reaction to this situation and have him join Dungeon Master, the young ones, Uni, Shadow Demon and Venger. This episode could have easily been a two parter. This is one of the best in the whole series. The whole series was excellent, but this was one of the best.moreless
  • Six children get in a carnival ride that leads them to another world called, simply The Realm. There they meet Dungeon Master who gives them fantastical items: a shield, a bow, a staff, a club, a magicians hat, and a cloak of invisibility.moreless

    10
    Overall a Great show. I grew up watching it and have recently seen on Disney. I believe the best part of the show was not the great adventures (and they are great) that the kids went on or awesome magical items they came across, but simply the realness of the interactions of the different characters. From Presto and Eric to Bobby and Sheila to Diana and Hank the interactions are always genuine. This was very different than any other Saturday morning show. Daphne was never this way with Shaggy on "Scooby-Doo." -



    I was also getting intrigued by the mystery of how Venger was Dungeon Master's "mistake" when the show went off the air. I have recently seen the script for the final episode on the internet, and had they been able to make it, it explains all as Venger was Dungeon Master's son. Once again an almost "Star Wars" type of connection between the Good and Evil forces in The Realm. And always in the shows is the theme of redemption from Dekion to Venger.moreless
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