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** There were plans for [[https://twitter.com/DonBluth/status/664179126303985664 six more games with this playstyle by Don Bluth]] but due to UsefulNotes/TheGreatVideoGameCrashOf1983 leading Cinematronics to go bankrupted and to a lesser extent Creator/DonBluth's by freeze royalties his animation studio they were mostly scrapped, The only games that got made regardless of this was VideoGame/SpaceAce and Dragon's Lair II.

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** There were plans for [[https://twitter.com/DonBluth/status/664179126303985664 six more games with this playstyle by Don Bluth]] but due to UsefulNotes/TheGreatVideoGameCrashOf1983 leading Cinematronics to go bankrupted and to a lesser extent Creator/DonBluth's by freeze his royalties to his animation studio they were mostly scrapped, The only games that got made regardless of this was VideoGame/SpaceAce and Dragon's Lair II.


* NoBudget: Initially, this game was produced on a shoestring budget of $1 million. Only one professional actor, Michael Rye, was invited (and only the attract mode gives him showtime as a narrator), while the others have been voiced by the animators themselves; Dirk, for instance, was voiced by Dan Molina, the film editor, who in turn would later do the sounds for [[Disney/ChickenLittle Fish Out of Water]], and Daphne's voice originally belonged to Vera Lanpher, who was the head of the clean-up department. All the soul the staff had put into the development, however, paid off magnificently.

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* NoBudget: Initially, this game was produced on a shoestring budget of $1 million. Only one professional actor, Michael Rye, was invited (and only the attract mode gives him showtime as a narrator), while the others have been voiced by the animators themselves; Dirk, for instance, was voiced by Dan Molina, the film editor, who in turn would later do the sounds for [[Disney/ChickenLittle [[WesternAnimation/ChickenLittle Fish Out of Water]], and Daphne's voice originally belonged to Vera Lanpher, who was the head of the clean-up department. All the soul the staff had put into the development, however, paid off magnificently.


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* MoneyDearBoy: Don Bluth only agreed to make the game because he needed extra money to pay off the animators for ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNimh''.
* NoBudget: Initially, this game was produced on a shoestring budget of $1 million. Only one professional actor was invited (and only the attract mode gives him showtime as a narrator), while the others have been voiced by the animators themselves; Dirk, for instance, was voiced by Dan Molina, the film editor, who in turn would later do the sounds for [[Disney/ChickenLittle Fish Out of Water]], and Daphne's voice originally belonged to Vera Lanpher, who was the head of the clean-up department. All the soul the staff had put into the development, however, paid off magnificently.
* NoExportForYou: In Latin America, partly due to the cost of both the machine and the pricing for games, as the game required 50 cents (two quarters) to play in the United States, while the sequel (the only game who was brought in that region) required at least in some Latin American arcade centers a whooping amount of ''four tokens''[[note]]Depending on the exchange rate, it could be as about ''two dollars'' per game.[[/note]] to play, and the fact the game was in English without any kind of subtitles, in either English or Spanish.

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* MoneyDearBoy: Don Bluth only agreed to make the game only because he needed extra money to pay off the animators for ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNimh''.
''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH''.
* NoBudget: Initially, this game was produced on a shoestring budget of $1 million. Only one professional actor actor, Michael Rye, was invited (and only the attract mode gives him showtime as a narrator), while the others have been voiced by the animators themselves; Dirk, for instance, was voiced by Dan Molina, the film editor, who in turn would later do the sounds for [[Disney/ChickenLittle Fish Out of Water]], and Daphne's voice originally belonged to Vera Lanpher, who was the head of the clean-up department. All the soul the staff had put into the development, however, paid off magnificently.
* NoExportForYou: In Latin America, partly due to the cost of both the machine and the pricing for games, as the game required 50 cents (two quarters) to play in the United States, while the sequel (the only game who was brought in that region) required at least in some Latin American arcade centers a whooping whopping amount of ''four tokens''[[note]]Depending on the exchange rate, it could be as about ''two dollars'' per game.[[/note]] to play, and the fact the game was in English without any kind of subtitles, in either English or Spanish.



** Even the competing [[http://dragonslair.wikia.com Dragon's Lair Wiki]].

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** Even the competing [[http://dragonslair.wikia.com [[https://dragonslair.fandom.com/wiki/Dragon%27s_Lair_Wiki Dragon's Lair Wiki]].



** The SNES sequel to Dragon's Lair was planned to be ported to the Sega Genesis as Dragon's Lair: The Adventure Continues, but the port was canned for unknown reasons, presumably due to Taito's American branch going under. A prototype ROM has been dumped and shows that the port was nearly finished

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** The SNES sequel to Dragon's Lair ''Dragon's Lair'' was planned to be ported to the Sega Genesis UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis as Dragon's ''Dragon's Lair: The Adventure Continues, Continues'', but the port was canned for unknown reasons, presumably due to Taito's American branch going under. A prototype ROM has been dumped and shows that the port was nearly finishedfinished.



* TalkingToHimself: Mordroc, Daphne's mother, the Time Machine, the Cheshire Cat and the Card Soliders are voiced by Hal Smith.

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* TalkingToHimself: Mordroc, Daphne's mother, the Time Machine, the Cheshire Cat and the Card Soliders Soldiers are voiced by Hal Smith.


* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** There were plans for [[https://twitter.com/DonBluth/status/664179126303985664 six more games with this playstyle by Don Bluth]] but due to UsefulNotes/TheGreatVideoGameCrashOf1983 leading Cinematronics to go bankrupted and to a lesser extent Creator/DonBluth's by freeze royalties his animation studio they were mostly scrapped, The only games that got made regardless of this was VideoGame/SpaceAce and Dragon's Lair II.
*** The only game that made it close to being produced was Sea Monster and Barnacle Bill, [[https://t.co/kL2ki3mol4?amp=1 seeing that it's the only one with concept art and a magazine advertisement]].



** There were plans for [[https://twitter.com/DonBluth/status/664179126303985664 six more games with this playstyle by Don Bluth]] but due to UsefulNotes/TheGreatVideoGameCrashOf1983 leading Cinematronics to go bankrupted and to a lesser extent Creator/DonBluth's by freeze royalties his animation studio they were mostly scrapped, The only games that got made regardless of this was VideoGame/SpaceAce and Dragon's Lair II.
*** The only game that made it close to being produced was Sea Monster and Barnacle Bill, [[https://t.co/kL2ki3mol4?amp=1 seeing that it's the only one with concept art and a magazine advertisement]].


** There were plans for [[https://twitter.com/DonBluth/status/664179126303985664 six more games with this playstyle by Don Bluth]] but due to UsefulNotes/TheGreatVideoGameCrashOf1983 leading Cinematronics to go bankrupted and to a lesser extent Don Bluth they were mostly scrapped, The only games that got made regardless of this was VideoGame/SpaceAce and Dragon's Lair II.

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** There were plans for [[https://twitter.com/DonBluth/status/664179126303985664 six more games with this playstyle by Don Bluth]] but due to UsefulNotes/TheGreatVideoGameCrashOf1983 leading Cinematronics to go bankrupted and to a lesser extent Don Bluth Creator/DonBluth's by freeze royalties his animation studio they were mostly scrapped, The only games that got made regardless of this was VideoGame/SpaceAce and Dragon's Lair II.


** There were plans for more games with this playstyle by Don Bluth but due to the UsefulNotes/TheGreatVideoGameCrashOf1983 leading Cinematronics to go bankrupted and to a lesser extent Don Bluth they were mostly scrapped, The only games that got made regardless of this was VideoGame/SpaceAce and Dragon's Lair II.
*** The only game that made it close to being produced was Sea Monster and Barnacle Bill, seeing that it's the only one with concept art and a magazine advertisement.

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** There were plans for [[https://twitter.com/DonBluth/status/664179126303985664 six more games with this playstyle by Don Bluth Bluth]] but due to the to UsefulNotes/TheGreatVideoGameCrashOf1983 leading Cinematronics to go bankrupted and to a lesser extent Don Bluth they were mostly scrapped, The only games that got made regardless of this was VideoGame/SpaceAce and Dragon's Lair II.
*** The only game that made it close to being produced was Sea Monster and Barnacle Bill, [[https://t.co/kL2ki3mol4?amp=1 seeing that it's the only one with concept art and a magazine advertisement.advertisement]].


* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The SNES sequel to Dragon's Lair was planned to be ported to the Sega Genesis as Dragon's Lair: The Adventure Continues, but the port was canned for unknown reasons, presumably due to Taito's American branch going under. A prototype rom has been dumped and shows that the port was nearly finished

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** There were plans for more games with this playstyle by Don Bluth but due to the UsefulNotes/TheGreatVideoGameCrashOf1983 leading Cinematronics to go bankrupted and to a lesser extent Don Bluth they were mostly scrapped, The only games that got made regardless of this was VideoGame/SpaceAce and Dragon's Lair II.
*** The only game that made it close to being produced was Sea Monster and Barnacle Bill, seeing that it's the only one with concept art and a magazine advertisement.
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The SNES sequel to Dragon's Lair was planned to be ported to the Sega Genesis as Dragon's Lair: The Adventure Continues, but the port was canned for unknown reasons, presumably due to Taito's American branch going under. A prototype rom ROM has been dumped and shows that the port was nearly finished

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The SNES sequel to Dragon's Lair was planned to be ported to the Sega Genesis as Dragon's Lair: The Adventure Continues, but the port was canned for unknown reasons, presumably due to Taito's American branch going under. A prototype rom has been dumped and shows that the port was nearly finished

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* RefittedForSequel: ''Dragon's Lair III'' is made of unused footage from ''Dragon's Lair II'' combined with new footage.

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* DevelopmentHell: As of this writing, there has been very little word on the project since the pitch presentation was finished. This could be because Bluth is busy starting up a university to teach students about animation.


* AcclaimedFlop: Due to being released during the start of the Console Wars causing a dis-interest in arcades around that time, Possibly leading the game to flop and Dragon's Lair Fans as well as Don Bluth Fans being unaware that there was a sequel to the first game until years later. It's unknown if this is true but seeing the evidence and timing being legit it seems possibly true.

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* AcclaimedFlop: Due to being released during the start of the Console Wars causing a dis-interest in arcades around that time, Possibly leading the game to flop and Dragon's Lair Fans as well as Don Bluth Fans being unaware that there was a sequel to the first game until years later. It's unknown if this is true but seeing the evidence and timing being legit it seems possibly true.possible.


** The developers originally planned to include a longer battle sequence at the end if the player managed to collect all the treasures, and a shorter one if they missed any, but this idea was scrapped in the final version and the longer sequence is used regardless. In the final release of the game it was made mandatory to pick up all the treasures; if the player misses any, at the end of the game it loops back to the first treasure missed. [[https://vimeo.com/150957289 The animation for the shorter fight can be found here.]]

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** The developers originally planned to include a longer battle sequence at the end if the player managed to collect all the treasures, and a shorter one if they he missed any, but this idea was scrapped in the final version and the longer sequence is used regardless. In the final release of the game it was made mandatory to pick up all the treasures; if the player misses any, at the end of the game it loops back to the first treasure missed. [[https://vimeo.com/150957289 The animation for the shorter fight can be found here.]]



* CareerResurrection: An attempt at one. Should the film be completed, it'll be Don Bluth's first in [[Film/TitanAE over twenty years]], but only time will tell how successful it will be.
* DoingItForTheArt: It ''is'' a Don Bluth production, after all. He's made it abundantly clear that he wants to, once again, remind people of the potential of classical hand-drawn animation, not to mention crowd-funded the project so as to avoid the ExecutiveMeddling that ruined his career in the 90s.

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* CareerResurrection: An attempt at one. Should the film be completed, it'll be Don Bluth's first in [[Film/TitanAE [[WesternAnimation/TitanAE over twenty 20 years]], but only time will tell how successful it will be.
* DoingItForTheArt: It ''is'' a Don Bluth production, after all. He's made it abundantly clear that he wants to, once again, remind people of the potential of classical hand-drawn animation, not to mention crowd-funded the project so as to avoid the ExecutiveMeddling that ruined his career in the 90s.1990s.


* AcclaimedFlop: Due to being released during the start of the Console Wars leading to a dis-interest in arcades at that time the game to flop and Dragon's Lair Fans as well as Don Bluth Fans being unaware that there was a sequel to the first game until years later. It's unknown if this is true but seeing the evidence and timing being legit it seems possibly true.

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* AcclaimedFlop: Due to being released during the start of the Console Wars leading to causing a dis-interest in arcades at around that time time, Possibly leading the game to flop and Dragon's Lair Fans as well as Don Bluth Fans being unaware that there was a sequel to the first game until years later. It's unknown if this is true but seeing the evidence and timing being legit it seems possibly true.


* AcclaimedFlop: Due to being released during the start of the Console Wars leading to a dis-interest in arcades at that time leading this game to flop leading to Dragon's Lair Fans and Don Bluth Fans being unaware that there was a sequel to the first game until years later. It's unknown if this is true but seeing the evidence and timing being legit it seems possibly true.

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* AcclaimedFlop: Due to being released during the start of the Console Wars leading to a dis-interest in arcades at that time leading this the game to flop leading to and Dragon's Lair Fans and as well as Don Bluth Fans being unaware that there was a sequel to the first game until years later. It's unknown if this is true but seeing the evidence and timing being legit it seems possibly true.


* AcclaimedFlop: Due to being released during the Console Wars leading to a dis-interest in arcades at that time. It's unknown if this is true but seeing the evidence and timing being legit it seems possibly true.

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* AcclaimedFlop: Due to being released during the start of the Console Wars leading to a dis-interest in arcades at that time.time leading this game to flop leading to Dragon's Lair Fans and Don Bluth Fans being unaware that there was a sequel to the first game until years later. It's unknown if this is true but seeing the evidence and timing being legit it seems possibly true.

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