Normally I wouldn’t post stuff like this on this blog but I’m so excited that I have to do just that. I have been a long time fan of the Dragonlance novels and now that an animated feature of the first novel is in the works I’m just plain excited. The first movie will be Dragons of Autumn Twilight and will be released directly to DVD. See here for more info on the movie.

2 thoughts on “Dragons…”

  1. I know this is a relatively old post, but I am WAY behind on my reading lately.  Anyway….

    I hate to be a downer here, but I am anything but excited about this.  Don’t get me wrong; the DL novels are among my absolute favorite novels.  Better than LotR as far as I’m concerned.  And I do believe that they would make fantastic movies!  But, I don’t want some rather cheap-o looking animated movies, I want live action!  After seeing what Peter Jackson did with LotR, the idea of a DL live-action series is more than plausible, it is tantalizing!  In fact, back when I first became aware of the books and read them in the late 1980’s was also the time that I was a wanna-be film maker.  I began writing a spec script for Dragons of Autumn Twilight as a live-action film, so I have wanted this for a long, long, long time now.  I was unable to get the rights from TSR at the time (being a nobody and not really understanding how the film industry worked), so to now know that they have finally seen how DL could make a good film and that they have made the unfortunate (to me) decision to make them animated, I am more disappointed than if they didn’t make them at all.  At least if they were not made I could still hold out hope for a live-action series of films.

    I hope I am wrong.  I hope they are good.  I hope I can come back here after the first DVD is released and eat my words, but if they aren’t even going to dedicate the budget to make a theatrical release and instead go straight to DVD, my hopes are lower than low.  Damn!  I’m bummed now!


  2. Well I agree with most of your observations though I still think it’s great the movie is coming. I think the rationale for going straight to DVD was to make sure there were enough resources to do all three films. But as you said – it’s going to be interesting to see how well they capture the spirit of the books.


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