Dungeons & Dragons: The Complete Series

1983 NR 1 season

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Dungeons & Dragons: The Complete Series

1983 NR 1 season
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Hank, Presto, Eric, Diana, Sheila and Bobby innocently board an amusement park ride and are magically transported to the world of Dungeons and Dragons. All seems lost for the six friends, until the Dungeon Master bestows upon each a special item. Roll the dice and relive the nostalgia of one of the most popular role-playing games of the 1970s and '80s in the complete animated series from Marvel Productions.
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Summary of Season 1 (1983) - 3 discs

Hank, Presto, Eric, Diana, Sheila and Bobby innocently board an amusement park ride and are magically transported to the world of Dungeons and Dragons. All seems lost for the six friends, until the Dungeon Master bestows upon each a special item. Roll the dice and relive the nostalgia of one of the most popular role-playing games of the 1970s and '80s in the complete animated series from Marvel Productions.
Format
DVD
Screen
Full Screen 1.33:1
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Rating
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 8+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 8+
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Reviews

age 8+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this classic animated series follows the adventures of a group of kids who are magically transported to a mysterious land, and must try to find their way home. Each becomes a specialized type of stock swords'n'sorcery character (the knight, the wizard, the acrobat, etc.), and there is a strong emphasis on teamwork as they work together to overcome various villains and monsters. The series shows its age (it was made in the mid-'80s), but the fantasy-setting might appeal to tweens and older kids.

Sexual Content

No sex, sexual references, or even flirting, though one female character has a skimpy outfit.

Violence

There are plenty of fight sequences, though little real combat in this animated swords'n'sorcery show. Instead of a swordfight, for example, the characters might trap a monster in a cave, or knock a pile of books onto a villain and then run away. In fact, almost nobody even seems to carry weapons; the knights have shields, but no swords, a magic bow is used to shoot enchanted arrows that might knock objects into a foe, but never actually draw blood.

Language

Calling someone a "bozo" is as rough as it gets here.

Social Behavior

Teamwork is the best, sometimes the only, way to tackle big challenges. When the kids can't agree on a plan, they often fail to achieve their goals, but when they do work together, they are always successful. The mysterious Dungeon Master encourages them to collaborate, and offers clues to help them figure out the best course of action.

Consumerism

The series, as the name implies, is based on Dungeons and Dragons, the role-playing game that was so popular in the 1980s when this show was first broadcast. There was plenty of related merchandise at the time, and the show promotes the venerable role-playing game upon which it was based.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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