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Action-packed first full trailer for The Dragon Prince is full of magic and adventure

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I was already sold on The Dragon Prince before I had even seen a single frame of footage from the first teaser trailer that was revealed at San Diego Comic-Con, and that was all due to who was making it. Netflix’s upcoming animated fantasy adventure series comes from Aaron Erhasz and Giancarlo Volpe, two of the lead creators behind the modern-classic Avatar: The Last Airbender, its follow-up Legend of Korra, as well as the awesome remake Voltron: Legendary Defender, as well as Justin Richmond, the director on the Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception video game. That is a seriously potent combo of talent right there.

Of course, not all of you will be as impressed with the credentials behind those names as I am, and this clearly means you’re not to be trusted to operate heavy machinery but that’s okay. Maybe you need a bit more convincing by way of some magical visuals? Well, then it’s a good thing this first full trailer for The Dragon Prince, released over the weekend by Netflix, is here to give you just what you need!

This new preview serves as a good introduction to not only the story of a war between the elfish Xadia and the Human Kingdom, but also introduces the show’s primary cast of the brave human Prince Callum, his devoted young brother Ezran, and Rayla, the moonshadow elf assassin who finds herself having to team up with these humans to “overcome dark magic and restore peace to the world”. I will admit that there’s a slightly jittery feel to the animation which goes for a cell-shaded CG-imitation of traditional hand-drawn techniques, but it’s not enough to dull my excitement for this show after being such a big fan of the creators’ previous works.

The full first season of The Dragon Prince will debut on Netflix in just under two weeks on 14 September.

Last Updated: September 3, 2018

20 Comments

  1. Kromas

    September 3, 2018 at 10:41

    I am sorry but I watched this trailer over the weekend and the headache inducing 5fps completely shut me down on this one.

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    • The D

      September 3, 2018 at 10:56

      Crikey, you’re not wrong. That animation stutters worse than the King’s Speech.

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      • Kromas

        September 3, 2018 at 10:57

        Yep and I guarantee this show will cause nausea or headaches in most people who try to watch it.

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        • Pariah

          September 3, 2018 at 10:58

          Hi Nancy.

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          • Kromas

            September 3, 2018 at 10:59

            That a millennial reference? If so you might need to explain it to me. 🙂

          • Pariah

            September 3, 2018 at 13:00

            Negative Nancy. 😛

          • Kromas

            September 3, 2018 at 13:02

            Not negative. The shows premise looks amazing but the short trailer caused me to get a headache.

          • Pariah

            September 3, 2018 at 16:03

            Looking at it, it looks about the same as the Avatar series in terms of that frame rate. Cartoons were always around 12fps before 3D and modern tech came along, so it’s really just what we’re used to I guess. I’m not bothered by it myself, so I’ve got the series to look forward to. 🙂

          • Kromas

            September 3, 2018 at 16:06

            I watched Avatar and had no issues but I can clearly see the visible lag in this show. I mean I watch RWBY and that show has some poor framerate as well but nothing near this.

          • Pariah

            September 3, 2018 at 16:07

            Interesting. It really doesn’t bother me, so maybe it’s just me then. O_o

          • Kromas

            September 3, 2018 at 16:08

            I really hope it was just the trailer cut though. Hoping the actual show has a better framerate.

          • Pariah

            September 3, 2018 at 16:09

            Well, we’ll find out next Friday. Be nice to watch an animated series again – I’ve had my fill of live action for a while. Iron Fist excluded, because Iron Fist.

          • Kromas

            September 3, 2018 at 16:13

            Way too much anime on Crunchyroll to even get through everything at this point in time.

    • miaau

      September 3, 2018 at 11:29

      Hey 10 times better than the Xmen one done a while back, that was literally like a comic book it was so slow.

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      • Kromas

        September 3, 2018 at 11:41

        Yeah I watched that but it was consistent and had no real negative impact on my brain. This induced a headache of note in 2 minutes or less and that is impressive since only my Vive ever give me a headache after maybe an hour of usage.

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  2. Pariah

    September 3, 2018 at 10:59

    I like Netflix. Iron Fist this Friday, Dragon Prince next Friday. Good weekends coming up.

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    • Yondaime

      September 3, 2018 at 11:35

      Really? Iron Fist is gonna give you a good weekend?…Iron Fist?….maybe i’m just hating but that show sucks

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      • Pariah

        September 3, 2018 at 11:57

        Season 1 was the weakest of the Defenders series by a long shot, sure. But in the actual Defenders series he was a bit better. And in Luke Cage he was great, so with the changes to the choreography I’m looking forward to it.

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  3. DragonSpirit009

    September 3, 2018 at 11:01

    I was sold on this by just reading the word dragon XD

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    • Pariah

      September 3, 2018 at 11:02

      That’s the spirit! 😉

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