The History of The Dungeons and Dragons Cartoon: Too Violent for Saturday Mornings?

The Dungeons and Dragons cartoon hit the airwaves in 1983 riding the Satanic Panic wave from the Dungeons and Dragons Role-playing Game and only lasted a few seasons.

It was also not helped by the fractured marketing approach which had a toyline and other merchandise being released as “Advanced Dungeons and Dragons” with no action figures made of the characters from the cartoon.

Despite all that, it led in the rating for it’s first 2 seasons and made a lasting impression on pop culture at large.

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