Dragon's Lair - Painted Background with Cel Set-up
Bluth, Don--1937 -
Video Game Characters--Dirk the Daring
Dragon's Lair, originally released in 1983, was a video game created for laserdisc. It featured Dirk the Daring on a quest to rescue Princess Daphne from the evil dragon Singe, who had locked her in a wizard's castle. The game was developed by Rick Dyer of Advanced Microcomputer Systems. He had created storyboards to map out the game play, but realized quality animation was needed to complete the project and brought the plans to Don Bluth and his new studio. The budget was so small that the studio animators used their own voices instead of voice actors and each other as models. Princess Daphne was based on Playboy Magazine photos and Marilyn Monroe’s face. The game was an immediate success, but the laserdisc format was not long-lived due to the high cost of production.
Cel Setup over painted background of Dirk in the Lava Fields being chased by Mudmen.
Sequence 010, scene D-1
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Painted background with cel setup
13 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches
Gouache on board, acrylic on acetate
The Don Bluth Collection of Animation, Jen Library Archives and Special Collections, the Savannah College of Art and Design.