D&D General DND cartoon reboot on the way?


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R_J_K75

Hero
I watched it as a kid during the original run. I didn't watch every episode of every season. I haven't seen it since. I don't remember it being horrible, but I thought the tone was too light from what I recall. I hope that if they do reboot it they re-imagine the characters, make it more serious and mature and not just play on the nostalgia of the generation who originally watched it.
 


I guess Hasbro would be interested into this but we may face a conflict because now the partnership is with Paramount, and a reboot of the cartoon would need an agremeet with Disney.

Other point is now Hasbro wanted to make the things in other way, for example more girls in the group, and not only one of the main characters should be Afroamerican, but also Asian-american but not too linked with stereotypes about otakus. Somebody would want to add some "touch" but others would answer this should be easy to be edited to can avoid the censure in some countries with an older point of view.

Maybe somebody suggest the background enough flexible, and the main characters should travel to different worlds, using these episodes as "hidden pilot episode" for future titles, for example a (post-apocalypse) magitek-dieselpunk mash-up version of M.A.S.K.

And WotC don't like the isekai in D&D+Magic: the Gathering.

If a cartoon about the adventures of a new generations of DM's pupils is produced, where would it be broadcasted, in Disney+, Paramount+ or Netflix? Hasbro has got deals with the three. In Netflix it is the most likely option, but we know Netflix is not famous for the continue season renewals.

And not even Hasbro themself are too sure about what will be the future plans, because if the action-live movie worked in the hitbox, then we should guess the partnership with Paramount will continue. And let's pray to not find strange things about future mergers and acquisitions changing everthing, for example Elon Musk buying Disney or like this.
 

Faolyn

(she/her)
I watched it as a kid during the original run. I didn't watch every episode of every season. I haven't seen it since. I don't remember it being horrible, but I thought the tone was too light from what I recall. I hope that if they do reboot it they re-imagine the characters, make it more serious and mature and not just play on the nostalgia of the generation who originally watched it.
I distinctly remember being annoyed that they had weapons and never actually used them. I was clearly too young to understand what was or wasn't appropriate for Saturday Morning Cartoons.

...I also didn't understand why it was called Advanced. They never killed the monsters, so it obviously wasn't that advanced.
 

Sacrosanct

Legend
Publisher
I distinctly remember being annoyed that they had weapons and never actually used them. I was clearly too young to understand what was or wasn't appropriate for Saturday Morning Cartoons.

...I also didn't understand why it was called Advanced. They never killed the monsters, so it obviously wasn't that advanced.
The cartoon was just called Dungeons and Dragons. No Advanced in the title (despite them using terms from AD&D, like the new classes: Barbarian, Acrobat, Ranger, and Cavalier)
 


R_J_K75

Hero
I distinctly remember being annoyed that they had weapons and never actually used them. I was clearly too young to understand what was or wasn't appropriate for Saturday Morning Cartoons.
Yeah I was 8 when the show started. I had already been introduced to and "played" D&D by then. Even at that age I wasn't a huge fan of the show, I preferred the LJN toy line.
 



If there is a reboot, maybe there is a different group of DM's pupils each season, and let's rebember now we are in the internet age. Maybe Hasbro could produce some short animations for youtube.

And haven't you stopped to think about the idea this time the DM's pupils wouldn't be from our reality, but a fictional world with advanced technology? This would allow no-humans (dragonborns, gnomes, ardlings, aasimars) in the group.
 


MNblockhead

A Title Much Cooler Than Anything on the Old Site
I watched it as a kid during the original run. I didn't watch every episode of every season. I haven't seen it since. I don't remember it being horrible, but I thought the tone was too light from what I recall. I hope that if they do reboot it they re-imagine the characters, make it more serious and mature and not just play on the nostalgia of the generation who originally watched it.
We are getting a D&D Movie, we have Critical Role for an adult D&D cartoon.

I would rather they make an animated D&D series for kids, that feels like D&D, but has a tone appropriate for kids. If done right, it should still scratch the nolstalgia itch for old children of the 80s, but please don't make it a more "mature" remake. Make a good D&D series that appeals to young kids.
 

R_J_K75

Hero
We are getting a D&D Movie, we have Critical Role for an adult D&D cartoon.

I would rather they make an animated D&D series for kids, that feels like D&D, but has a tone appropriate for kids. If done right, it should still scratch the nolstalgia itch for old children of the 80s, but please don't make it a more "mature" remake. Make a good D&D series that appeals to young kids.
I dont have kids so I wouldnt know, but do young kids even watch cartoons anymore? Would this even interest kids these days?
 

Faolyn

(she/her)
I dont have kids so I wouldnt know, but do young kids even watch cartoons anymore? Would this even interest kids these days?
I think so. There seem to be tons of children's cartoons on various streaming services. I don't even mean kid-friendly where the more mature bits go right over children's heads, but actually made for little kids. I would imagine a D&D cartoon would be more kid-friendly than actually for kids, though, simply because there's too violence in D&D.
 



Corinnguard

Adventurer
How do you see the characters arriving in whatever D&D setting the reboot is going to use? The magical roller coaster or something else? curious
 


Knowing how Hasbro do their toylines, I honestly doubt we're getting a reboot of the cartoon

This is just standard nostalgia fishing. We got the same thing over in Transformers. Every 3 years you get a new Megatron and Optimus Prime, or some obscure character who hasn't shown up in decades (these are the ones I'm most excited for)
 

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