That Full D&D Renault Commercial Is Here And It Features Tiamat And Venger!
  • That Full D&D Renault Commercial Is Here And It Features Tiamat And Venger!

    That D&D-themed Renault commercial in Brazil that we mentioned a few days ago has now arrived in full! And not only does it feature the cartoon heroes in full action mode, it also stars TIAMAT! Plus Uni the unicorn and VENGER! Lucily, the Dungeon Master shows up in a Renault to save them!

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    1. pukunui's Avatar
      pukunui -
      I don't know who owns the IP for the old D&D cartoon characters, but they're using WotC's dragon designs for Tiamat's heads. I wonder if there's any copyright violation going on in this ad?
    1. darjr's Avatar
      darjr -
      I see IP violation all over the place!

      The punishment should be an entire season of this! Stat!
    1. pukunui's Avatar
      pukunui -
      Actually, there's fine print at the end indicating WotC's copyright. Didn't notice it at first.
    1. charlesatan's Avatar
      charlesatan -
      It's only copyright infringement if they did not license the property beforehand.

      Whether they actually have the license or not is beyond my knowledge.
    1. volanin's Avatar
      volanin -
      Here's the translation until someone makes proper subtitles:

      Sheila: Do it, Bobby!
      Bobby: Arrrrgh!

      (Cave crashes)

      Bobby: Uniiii..?

      (Venger comes flying)

      Hank: It's Venger! Run!
      Sheila: Do it, Eric!
      Eric: Arrrrgh!

      (Car stops near party)

      DM: Time to return home, kids!
      ALL: Let's go.

      (Car pursued by Venger)

      Venger: Fools! You'll never escape!
      Hank: Go, go, go, go, go!

      Eric: Presto, do something!
      Venger: Noooooooo!

      (Car goes through portal)

      Narrator: Leave the impossible behind.

      ALL: We're back!
      Bobby: Wait... where's Uni?

      Narrator: New Renault Kwid Outsider, the Compact SUV.
    1. Azzy's Avatar
      Azzy -
      This made my inner kid squee.
    1. jgsugden's Avatar
      jgsugden -
      I'd watch a show about the adult version of those kids tht are drawn back to that world as adults in their 40s.
    1. dnd4vr's Avatar
      dnd4vr -

      The funny thing is about six years ago I started writing an updated movie script based on the old D&D cartoons... maybe I should dig it out LOL!
    1. cbwjm's Avatar
      cbwjm -
      Damn. This looks like it could be turned into a good DnD movie. Minus the car of course.
    1. LuisCarlos17f's Avatar
      LuisCarlos17f -
      Sometimes I have tried to imagine an official sequel, set in the next generation, but now the older one would be Bobby's child.

      An action movie? Yes, but it would be like a clone of Jumanji. Other idea is about DM's pupils caused accidentally by fault of time travel an alternate 80's where D&D are in the modern age, like d20 Urban Arcana, and secret plane-gate to the other world, like the saga "Gate - Thus the JSDF Fought There!".
    1. Paul Farquhar's Avatar
      Paul Farquhar -
      Hmm, the original Jumanji novel was written in 1981 - D&D copywrite violation!!!
    1. osarusan's Avatar
      osarusan -
      Somebody get Netflix and WotC to partner up on this immediately! Hell, they can even use those same actors and do it all in Portuguese. All I know is I want this, and I want it to be exactly like the commercial above (sans car).
    1. Paul Farquhar's Avatar
      Paul Farquhar -
      Where do I have to go to buy a Brazilian Renault?
    1. Ron's Avatar
      Ron -
      Seems like someone in advertisement finally fulfilled a wish he kept since he was a kid in the 80s. The cartoon was very popular in Brazil despite D&D was released only 10 years later. Even now, many people -- such as my wife before we met -- fail to make the connection between the show and the game.
    1. Oofta's Avatar
      Oofta -
      Quote Originally Posted by cbwjm View Post
      Damn. This looks like it could be turned into a good DnD movie. Minus the car of course.
      I don't know. An Apparatus of Kwalish Renault built by French wizards? Could be just what the group needs to get back to reality.
    1. Koloth's Avatar
      Koloth -
      Holy free advertising for a D&D movie, Batman!

      Assuming everything is properly licensed, could be why Hasbro went along.
    1. LuisCarlos17f's Avatar
      LuisCarlos17f -
      I have got a idea for a sequel. A new game of augmented reality is the hook for a traps, and the victims are boys abducted toward the other world. A little group of heroes come back to home, but they know they are more still in the other world. Then they have to travel there time after time to rescue them. The members of the group can change sometimes, and somebody become a humanoid (elf, dwarf, half-ogre, aasimar, gnome, halfling, tabaxi....or even a dragon!) in the other world. Some children ride a magictech vehicle what can become a construct mount...(has anybody said "dinobot"?).

      We could create a character with the name "Renée Kewid (Kevin-William-Daniel) Outlander" or something like thing like a homage to the spot.
    1. Imaculata's Avatar
      Imaculata -
      Why is this not a liveaction tv show yet?
    1. Bravesword's Avatar
      Bravesword -
      Yeah, everything was properly licenced.

      Renault did an amazing job with the advertising for this car model here in Brazil. When they released it two years ago they did a huge marketing campaign with Marvel Studios and Hulk, at the time of Thor Ragnarok.

      The D&D cartoon was very popular here (still is, in fact) and the marketing staff at Renault mentioned that they wanted to use a IP that could be evocative to people of 35-40 years - like me! They just hit the mark!!!

      Here are some links of the featurette for the making-off of the D&D commercial and the previous one with Hulk:

      D&D commercial featurette (in Portuguese):

      Hulk commercial (also in Portuguese):
    1. EthanSental's Avatar
      EthanSental -
      Well done and surprised it was made! Thanks for sharing.
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