Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Dragons of Autumn Twilight

This is the best movie news I've seen since they announced the making of "The Phantom Menace"

Autumn 2007 will finally see the long-awaited premiere of a full-length Dragonlance animated motion picture. Dragons of Autumn Twilight, the first in the original Dragonlance trilogy written by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman and based on their series of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons adventures, will feature Keifer Sutherland as the voice of the wizard Raistlin Majere , Lucy Lawless as the Plainsmen princess Goldmoon and Smallville's Michael Rosenbaum as Tanis Half-Elven.

A number of other accomplished animated series voice actors will fill out the cast, including Jason Marsden (Adult Kovu in "The Lion King II" as Tasslehoff Burrfoot) and a number of other actors who seem to rotate around from animated series such as Batman, Kim Possible, Harvey Birdman, Jimmy Neutron, Fairly OddParents and Justice League to numerous video games and other voice media.

This is the fantasy series that should've gotten the super-multi-million dollar Peter Jackson trilogy treatment, and not that second-rate Tolkien stuff. Dragonlance has well-drawn characters with life-spanning problems and obstacles, growth and sacrifice - plus a world that's warm, rich and far more interesting than Middle Earth ever hoped to be. Characters such as Bilbo, Gandalf, Aragorn and especially Sauron come off as 2-dimensional next to Tanis, Tas, Raistlin, Camaron, Sturm and Takhisis.

Come next fall, you'll see too.

Until then, the Inn of the Last Home, favorite watering hole of the fabled Heroes of the Lance, will keep you warm and comfortable....

Official Dragonlance Movie Site

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