Everyone loves trivia about their favorite animated features and series, but with over 100 years of animation history behind us right now, there’s always some new obscure fact to learn. That’s why ComicsAlliance is going deep into the minutiae of your favorite names in cartoons in this continuing video series. You think you know cartoons? Well, here’s a few things you might not know!

This week we're taking a look at Dungeons & Dragons, the highly popular cartoon adaptation of TSR's beloved system of tabletop gaming. Running for three years in the 1980s, Dungeons & Dragons featured the adventures of a ranger, a cavalier, a thief, a magician, an acrobat, and a barbarian who were originally just kids who got on the wrong roller coaster. This video covers the history of the series, revealing which famous comics writers were on the writing staff, which creative decisions were made due to complaining parents' groups, and what secrets are held in the never-aired final episode.

Show notes:

  • You can get all 27 episodes of the series plus the radio play of the unproduced final episode here. Or if you would rather only have 9 episodes for $1.50 less, you can do that here.
  • You can get a cheap used copy of The Grand Tour comic featuring the adult versions of the kids here.

Check out some installments of our other video series below, and let us know which cartoon series you think we should cover next in You Think You Know Cartoons?