Don Bluth And Gary Goldman Launch Kickstarter For ‘Dragon’s Lair: The Movie’
In my childhood, there were few things that disappointed me more than my inability to get more than thirty seconds into the classic Dragon's Lair video game. Every time I saw it in the arcade, the promise of sword-swinging, dragon-slaying action and the beautiful animation from the legendary Don Bluth would get me to drop in a quarter with the hopes that maybe this time, this time, things would be different, but alas. Before long, Dirk the Daring would be reduced to a skeleton and I'd head back to something that I could figure out how to play.
Now, though, it seems like I might finally get my chance to see the rest of the story, as Don Bluth and Gary Goldman have launched a Kickstarter to fund a full-length Dragon's Lair movie, looking for over half a million dollars to get the project off the ground. Check out some details below, along with the Kickstarter video with a very strange appearance by the cast of The Wizard of Oz. Really.
The Kickstarter has already raised over $50,000, so clearly there's a demand from fans, but it's worth noting that this particular campaign is a pricey one. The first tier to actually reward backers with a copy of the film (a BluRay disc) is at the $125 level, and if you want a t-shirt, be prepared to drop a cool $350. Most of the earlier levels have smaller rewards, like a lanyard or postcards.
Still, Bluth's talent for animation is legendary, and there are plenty of people out there who would be willing to put up a chunk of the budget if it meant seeing him return for a Dragon's Lair film --- especially if it meant they weren't the ones in charge of keeping Dirk from being vaporized every few seconds.