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Dragon's Lair (film)

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Dragon's Lair
Directed by
  • Don Bluth
  • Gary Goldman
Produced by
  • Don Bluth
  • Gary Goldman
Screenplay by
  • Don Bluth
  • Gary Goldman
Based on
Dragon's Lair
  • Don Bluth
  • Rick Dyer
Music byChristopher L. Stone[1]
Distributed by
  • 20th Century Fox (United States)
  • Universal Pictures (Worldwide)
Release date
  • May 1, 2020 (2020-05-01)
Running time
91 minutes
CountryUnited States

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Dragon's Lair is an upcoming American traditionally animated dark fantasy adventure film directed by Don Bluth and Gary Goldman, based on their own screenplay. The film will be an adaptation of Don Bluth's and Rick Dyer's 1983 video game of the same name. The film is expected to be released on May 1, 2020 by 20th Century Fox in the United States and Universal Pictures in other territories.


In the 1980s a film version of Dragon's Lair was planned, with Alan Dean Foster involved in shaping the story. The project fell apart due to low interest from other studios.[2] As of 2012,[3] Don Bluth and Gary Goldman were seeking funding for a film version of Dragon's Lair.[4][5] On October 26, 2015, Bluth and Goldman started a Kickstarter campaign to create a teaser for an animated feature-length Dragon's Lair prequel film, their first feature film since Titan A.E.[6] The Kickstarter funding was canceled when not enough funds were made close to the deadline, but an Indiegogo page for the project was created in its place.[7] On December 14, 2015, the Indiegogo campaign reached its goal of $250,000 to produce a teaser, 14 days after the campaign launched, and got more than twice the budget on January 16, 2016.[7][8] Bluth and Goldman have announced that the film will provide more backstory for Dirk and Daphne and that Daphne will show that she is not a "blonde airhead".[9] As of June 2016, the total exceeded $731,172.[10] In November 2017, Bluth and Goldman confirmed production was underway.[11]


Dragon's Lair will be released on May 1, 2020 by 20th Century Fox in the United States and Universal Pictures in foreign territories.[12][13][1]


  2. Cawley, John. Games on TV and The Big Screen
  3. Arrant, Chris (2012-04-05). "EXCLUSIVE: Don Bluth Talks About His Return To "Dragon's Lair"". Cartoon Brew. Archived from the original on 2012-05-09. Retrieved 2012-07-25. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  4. Kelly, Kevin (2007-05-01). "Don Bluth trying to make Dragon's Lair movie". Joystiq. Retrieved 2012-07-25.
  5. Weinberg, Scott (2007-04-29). "Don Bluth Still Wants to Make a 'Dragon's Lair' Movie". Moviefone. Archived from the original on 2012-10-08. Retrieved 2012-07-25. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  6. "Dragon's Lair: The Movie (Canceled) by Don Bluth & Gary Goldman". Kickstarter. October 26, 2015. Retrieved September 13, 2016.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Dragons Lair Returns". Indiegogo. Retrieved September 13, 2016.
  8. "Dragon's Lair creators turn to Kickstarter to raise money for Dragon's Lair: The Movie". Polygon. Retrieved September 13, 2016.
  9. "Dragon's Lair Movie Won't Depict "Sexualized" Version of Princess Daphne". GameSpot. Retrieved September 13, 2016.
  10. "Dragon's Lair Campaign". Indiegogo.
  11. Spry, Jeff (November 6, 2017). "'Dragon's Lair' Creative Team Goes in Depth on Their Big Prequel Movie Plans". Syfy Wire. Retrieved November 20, 2019.
  12. Suchman, Ben (July 13, 2019). "Dragon's Lair Movie Gets A Release Date". Retrieved November 20, 2019.
  13. Collins, Dani Lee (May 10, 2019). "DRAGON'S LAIR TRILOGY COMING TO XBOX ONE NEXT WEEK". SVG. Retrieved November 24, 2019.

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