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January 07 2008

Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight to be released January 15. Michelle Trachtenberg is among the stars contributing their voices to this full-length animated DVD release.

After 300 hundred years of peace, the world of Krynn has descended into darkness as the evil goddess Takhisis and her army of dragons threaten to dominate the lands. Can a small band of heroes, including the wizard Raistlin (Kiefer Sutherland), the priestess Goldmoon (Lucy Lawless), and the half-elven warrior Tanis (Michael Rosenbaum), save the world before all is lost?

Based on the New York Times best-selling novel Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight, the film is an epic tale of might, magic, and monsters!

I don't remember this being in theaters at all. Did this go straight to DVD?
That's a suprisingly good genre cast.
It's straight to DVD.

I'm actually looking forward to it. I loved those books when I was a kid.
Holy crap! That snuck up on me. I much be further behind than I thought in listening to Dragonhearth. I had no idea this was coming out this month!

I'm definitely pre-ordering a copy. Although I hope we can see this projected on the big screen at some point. Any SF locals have connections at the Parkway? :)
And for those who enjoy making fannish connections: Margaret Weis, who coathored the novel it's based on (with Tracy Hickman), is also the publisher of the Serenity RPG (which Tracy Hickman has also written support material for, along with Laura Hickman, with whom he created the foundations of the Dragonlance material) ...

So, a Whedon-associated actress in an adaptation of a novel by Whedon fans who also publish and/or write material for a licensed Whedon-based game. :)
Ghalev - Ow.

Man, this rocks! I've always wanted to see the trilogy (The original trilogy, not the "trilogy plus one.") done as movies.

'course, I was aiming a bit higher, like...LotR scale.
Agree that it would have made a fine live-action feature film, but this animated release with decent voice talent has to be a close second. I grew up on these books as a kid - this is a lovely surprise to wake up to.
The cast sounds promising, and I'd even bought some Larry Elmore prints in anticipation. But early reviews are not so good :(
The animation is awful :( They switch between 2-D on par with the old tv show, and some pretty bad 3-D comp-generated stuff.

I'll still see it since I was a fan as a kid, but..not expecting much.
The animation is awful :( They switch between 2-D on par with the old tv show, and some pretty bad 3-D comp-generated stuff.

Yeah, I'm kinda deflated by the trailer, but was hoping that was early, unfinished material. I think I may be switching from buy mode to Netflix mode.

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