- Oct 25, 2017
The Dragon Prince is a Netflix Original show. All nine episodes premiere on September 14.
“In the magical land of Xadia, magic comes from six primal sources: the Sun, the Moon, the Stars, the Sky, the Earth and the Ocean. But when human mages create a seventh kind of magic, Dark Magic — they begin capturing and harvesting the unique magical creatures they need as ingredients. This sparks a catastrophic war between Xadia and the Human Kingdoms. Three kids from opposite sides of the conflict — two human princes, and the elven assassin who was sent to kill them — discover a secret that could change everything. They decide to join forces and go on an epic journey that may be their only hope of ending the war, and restoring peace to both their worlds.”
Prince Callum is voiced by Jack De Sena.
Prince Ezran is voiced by Sasha Rojen.
Rayla is voiced by Paula Burrows.
Reviews (first three episodes):
Nerdist: 4.5 out of 5
IGN: 9 out of 10 (first episode)Ultimately, you have a brash warrior, a shy mage unaware of his magical abilities, and a kid naive-to-the-point-of-wisdom trekking through a fantastical realm both familiar and fascinating with an honorable goal of doing what the adults in the room find too implausible to even try to attempt. It’s Avatar, but it’s not. The Dragon Prince is its own animal born from strikingly similar DNA and looking to spread its wings as wide as possible. Another breath of fresh magic from a seasoned creative crew.
The VergeThe Dragon Prince is an accessible, inclusive animated adventure that blends recognizable elements from fantasy classics of the past. You don't need to be a fan of Avatar: The Last Airbender to enjoy the new series. Balancing tragedy with triumph, and drama with comedy, The Dragon Prince reveals itself as a story about war, peace, and the complicated space in-between. And that's a compelling place to be.
HypableThe show is rife with smaller elements, and the details seem designed to raise complicated questions for people to obsess over and elaborate on. Like Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Dragon Prince seems designed to not only build an elaborate world, but to build an elaborate fandom.
Yeah, yeah. The show attempts to emulate hand-drawn 2D animation by producing CG animation on threes, or 6fps. Though this technique has sometimes worked decently (See the Guilty Gear Xrd games or the upcoming Into the Spider-Verse), in this case it has had a less than stellar reception, to put it mildly. If you're one of the people who can't stand it at all, playing the video at 1.25 speed seems to help somewhat. You can do that with desktop extensions for Firefox and Chrome.
I looked at the volunteer thread and a couple of others and nobody seemed to be working on one, so I threw something together quickly. If someone was indeed making it, nuke this one from orbit, no problem :P
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