See Live Action D&D Cartoon Characters In This Car Commercial
  • See Live Action D&D Cartoon Characters In This Car Commercial


    A Brazilian commercial for a new Renault car has used some iconic imagery from the 1980s Dungeons & Dragons cartoon series, depicting the characters of Hank the Ranger, Eric the Cavalier, Diana the Acrobat, Presto the Magician, Shiela the Thief, and Bobby the Barbarian with real actors. Scroll down for the actual commercial.
















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    1. LuisCarlos17f's Avatar
      LuisCarlos17f -
      This commercial is just a total success because the rest of the world is talking about it.
    1. Oofta's Avatar
      Oofta -
      So the "A" in "AD&D" really stood for "Autos and D&D"? Dang, I've been confused for a looong time.
    1. osarusan's Avatar
      osarusan -
      Ok so where's the Kickstarter to make this a real show?? Those actors are spot on!
    1. CapnZapp -
      I approve of this message.
    1. Yaarel -
      Yeah, those actors are spot on!
    1. Olgar Shiverstone's Avatar
      Olgar Shiverstone -
      Brilliant actors.

      Why sponsoring a car, though? Is the D&D cartoon so huge in Brazil it will sell cars?
    1. Mad_Jack's Avatar
      Mad_Jack -
      Did anyone else notice that their Presto bears a remarkable resemblance to Harry Potter?

      Not entirely unsure what the car driving into (mortar fire?) had to do with the cartoon, though.
    1. Wefferson David's Avatar
      Wefferson David -
      Quote Originally Posted by Olgar Shiverstone View Post
      Brilliant actors.

      Why sponsoring a car, though? Is the D&D cartoon so huge in Brazil it will sell cars?
      Man, this is Brazil's most loved animation ever!
    1. Paul McNeil's Avatar
      Paul McNeil -
      The actors really ARE so very accurate! Tell Hollywood the next big series is right there!
    1. aco175's Avatar
      aco175 -
      Anyone else want to buy this car now? Not that we have spare parts for it.
    1. Obvious_Ninja's Avatar
      Obvious_Ninja -
      Sweet... I dont respond to commercials but this one would do it for me!
    1. Sacrosanct's Avatar
      Sacrosanct -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mad_Jack View Post
      Did anyone else notice that their Presto bears a remarkable resemblance to Harry Potter?

      .
      More accurately, Harry Potter bears a remarkable resemblance to Presto. On a related note, there is this movie, where a boy named Harry Potter gets taught wizardry from an older witch to defeat an evil magical wizard. That movie is called "Troll." And came out in 1986.
    1. Ralif Redhammer's Avatar
      Ralif Redhammer -
      Troll scared me as a kid, I'll admit. But upon a recent re-watch, it's held up better than I would've thought for a Charles Band cheapie.

      Anyway, yeah, that's a pretty cool car commercial. Not something I would have expected to see be a thing, though.

      Quote Originally Posted by Sacrosanct View Post
      On a related note, there is this movie, where a boy named Harry Potter gets taught wizardry from an older witch to defeat an evil magical wizard. That movie is called "Troll." And came out in 1986.
    1. richmacj2's Avatar
      richmacj2 -
      Caverna Do Dragao Trailer
      eles passaram muito tempo
      presos em outro mundo
      mas nunca desistiram
      de voltar para casa
      23.05.19
      deixe o impossivel para tras


      Cave Of The Dragon Trailer
      they spent a lot of time
      trapped in another world
      but they never gave up
      coming home
      23.05.19
      leave the impossible behind

      This could be more that a car commercial?
    1. Alzrius's Avatar
      Alzrius -
      Wait, so...the car is Uni?
    1. Tazawa -
      I think this is a real Hollywood D&D movie and the Renault website in Brazil posted some promotional material too early.

      If you go to the site, there’s more posters including one of Dungeon Master and the heroes in profile. Neither of these posters have any Renault references on them. Instead they have the following message in Portuguese:

      o retorno esta proximo

      Which translates as:

      the return is next
    1. Celebrim's Avatar
      Celebrim -
      Oh that's perfect. Lovely casting.
    1. bedir than's Avatar
      bedir than -
      Quote Originally Posted by richmacj2 View Post
      Caverna Do Dragao Trailer
      eles passaram muito tempo
      presos em outro mundo
      mas nunca desistiram
      de voltar para casa
      23.05.19
      deixe o impossivel para tras


      Cave Of The Dragon Trailer
      they spent a lot of time
      trapped in another world
      but they never gave up
      coming home
      23.05.19
      leave the impossible behind

      This could be more that a car commercial?
      They have several more trailers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rP3uNe_7n5E
    1. bedir than's Avatar
      bedir than -
      And here's an article in Brazil about how it is just a marketing program

      https://entretenimento.uol.com.br/no...-do-dragao.htm
    1. Dire Bare's Avatar
      Dire Bare -
      I'm at work so haven't watched the commercial yet, do the kids fight Bolsonaro?
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