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Dragon’s Lair Goes From LaserDisc To DVD-On-Demand

Dragon’s Lair was a groundbreaking moment in the video game industry. Running off of a LaserDisc (think DVDs the size of vinyl records), it came out in 1983 and effectively created the Quick Time Event. With beautiful animation from Don Bluth, the game stands as one of three arcade games in the Smithsonian. With over 60 ports in it’s history, it stands the test of time as a classic game.

The cartoon series, on the other hand, does not.

The legendary videogame Dragon’s Lair was a blockbuster (and quarter guzzling) sensation when it first debuted, spawning sequels, imitators, and a beloved Saturday morning cartoon series. Developed by the powerhouse animation crew put together by Joe Ruby and Ken Spears, the Dragon’s Lair cartoon made many contributions to the Dragon’s Lair saga, from naming the Dragon “Singe” to rounding out the cast with such memorable supporting players as Bertram the horse (voiced by animation legend Peter Cullen) and Timothy the squire (voiced by Michael Mish). Mimicking the action of a videogame, Dragon’s Lair pauses the action and asks the audience which action Dirk should take next in his never-ending quest to protect the kingdom of King Ethelred and his beloved Princess Daphne. But enough talk! Dirk the Daring faces doom throughout this 13 episode, 2-disc set and he needs YOU to help him decide what to do next!

Warner Archive releases “made on demand” DVDs that might not sell well in general release, but have their niche fans. As part of the Hanna Barbera Classic Collection, this 13 episode set runs $29.99.

Are you ready to take some more interactivity away from video games by just hitting play on this DVD? Were you a fan of the show or game, and need this release?

Source:TV Shows on DVD

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