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The D&D TV Show Bible and Pilot...

Some twenty years ago, Mark Evanier wrote pilots and series guides (called bibles) for three Saturday morning cartoon shows. All of which got sold 'to some extent' as he said. One to NBC, one to ABC and one to CBS. The NBC one got pushed aside for a Mr. T show they were trying to get earlier. Evanier took his name off the ABC one. The CBS one however had a pretty successful three season run... that show was "Dungeons and Dragons". Somehow or another that script and bible he wrote has wound up in an auction over at eBay. (He goes into more detail on his website. Somehow, the Movable Type program broke down, so therefore no permanent links. Just look for the screenshot from the cartoon.)

I never watched the show in question, and my only interest in the show is that several writers from that show (not Evanier, however) did go on to write for a show I do enjoy immensly -- Gargoyles.

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gr8kat
Dec. 21st, 2003 07:35 pm (UTC)
That's super cool :) I had no idea Mark Evanier worked on "Dungeons and Dragons." I used to read "Groo the Wanderer," which he scripted (or scripts, I'm not sure if it's still in production these days), and watched "Garfield and Friends," and I think he's a pretty funny and talented guy.

I hope you don't mind that I friended you. I like animation, too, and, after reading through your journal, I think we have other interests in common.
sterlingnorth
Dec. 22nd, 2003 05:53 pm (UTC)
You know what I take this to mean?
You too couldn't read the text on the main page!

Glad to have you. Funny thing... I'm in a changable mood now. I'm moving back to my first love, animation and graphic arts. I don't know how long that will last... I do jump around from discipline to discipline like a Jack-Russell terrier.
gr8kat
Dec. 22nd, 2003 06:16 pm (UTC)
Re: You know what I take this to mean?
Actually, I only looked at the auction. I didn't actually look at ME's web site, but after reading his article about Phil Mendez, I've bookmarked it and am definitely going to spend more time looking around and reading :)
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