The cast of the 1980’s Dungeons & Dragons animated series return in live-action… for a series of Brazilian car commercials?!
No, I’m not making this up. The cast of Marvel Production’s classic animated DnD series is perfectly cast for a new series of car commercials for Renault. But there’s one catch — it’s only being aired in Brazil. Thankfully you can catch the preview trailer on YouTube below.
And before that, the teaser…
The casting is brilliant. These kids are dead ringers for their animated counterparts of Hank the Ranger, Eric the Cavalier, Diana the Acrobat, Presto the Magician, Shiela the Thief, and Bobby the Barbarian. Even Dungeon Master makes a cameo in the beginning!
For those of you who haven’t seen the 1980s Dungeons & Dragons animated series, check out the intro below. It’s a classic!
The original series aired for three seasons in the early to mid 1980s, and featured a group of teenagers who were transported from a carnival into the DnD world. The series was produced by Marvel Productions, who also oversaw Transformers, G.I. Joe, Jem, My Little Pony, Muppet Babies and a host of other beloved 1980s cartoons.
According to this article, there will be a series of commercials featuring the DnD characters, and accuracy was important to the crew behind it.
Here’s a behind-the-scenes look (in Portugese)…
There have also been posters of each individual character released.
I’d be down with a live-action Dungeons & Dragons movie based on the animated series, provided they nailed the casting like they have here. Then again, current year Hollywood doesn’t seem to pay much attention to the source material these days.
Check out more of our thoughts in the video below!
[Hat tip: Hans]