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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:20 am    Post subject: Help with Medieval/Fantasy cartoon Reply with quote

Hi, I've been trying to find the name (or some visual reference) for this specific cartoon, but all my attempts have been useless. All I have are my memories of what I believe to be the series intro.

It literally is one of two childhood references I have not been able to find, by any means, on the web; so here it goes.

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As I mentioned, it's a sort of medieval/fantasy setting, with castles, knights and apparently magic. The intro begins in a castle hall, there's this kind of tomb with a stone siluette of what I think is a dead king; it's cloudy and there's a lot of lightning. The narrator explains that the king has recently passed away (or turned to stone), and his son (a kid) is persecuted by some evil knight who wants to take over the kingdom.

While escaping, the prince wanders into a magical forest of some sort, where he encounters some weird creatures who help by showing him some sort of secret passages around the forest while hiding from the evil knight and his soldiers.

The overall arch of the series, apparently, is that the creatures assist the prince in trying to reclaim the kingdom and bring peace to the land and revive his father, or something like that (there could be a wizard involved somewhere).

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That's all I rember from, what I think, was the intro.
I don't remember the animation style that well. I would compare it to the Gummi Bears, seeing as how at first I thought both shows were the same and it was all a figment of my imagination, but I clearly remember it being two different shows--albeit quite similar (could be an episode of the Gummy Bears, but I don't really think so).

I'm going to be honest here: I'm not entirely sure if it's an 80s Cartoon--It could be from the 90s, but I was very young when I watched it, so I don't think so, plus the whole fantasy/medieval theme reminds me of many 80s cartoons. It could also be a movie, but from what I can recall, the format is far more similar with that of a tv series.

Sorry for the lack of details, but it's the best I can muster.
Thanks in advance.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantasy and medieval type cartoons were a pretty popular theme in the 1980s.

I am not totally sure what this cartoon is myself, but here are some possibilities to consider from different time periods, but mainly the '80s:

From the first description reading, I was thinking of "The Adventures of the Gummi Bears" myself, but you obviously already ruled that one out.

Others though-
"Dungeons & Dragons"
"Dragon's Lair"
"Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Light"
"The Legend of Zelda"
"Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog"
"Dave the Barbarian"
"Pocket Dragon Adventures"
"The Smurfs"
"The Legend of Prince Valiant"
"Princess Gwenevere and the Jewel Riders"
"Quest for Camelot" (1998 movie)



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try,...

Little Wizards (87)

Young prince Dexter escaped into the forest after his evil uncle
took the throne. He discovered the hidden home of Phineas the
wizard underneath a tree. The kindly wizard took him in and made
him his apprentice. Dexter accidentally created three friendly monsters
with helpful powers.
The youngest was little Winkle,who was pink and could fly.
Boo,who was blue and cowardly, could turn invisible except for his eyes.
The third was a grouchy orange shape-shifter named Gump.
The wizard, Lulu a little girl dragon, and the trio of magical creatures
prepare the young prince to take back his throne from his evil uncle.

-More Info/Intro-
Little Wizards
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh wow, it's 'Little Wizards' indeed.
I used to watch it on VHS with my father before he passed away; it still is a very cherished memory from my childhood.

Thank you both so much for your help Very Happy


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool- glad you found the show you were looking for. I can't recall seeing "Little Wizards" as a kid, but it looks interesting and fun. Very Happy Cool



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