Watch The Legend of Zelda
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The Legend of Zelda is a 13 episode Western animated series adapted from material from both "Zelda" games on the Nintendo Entertainment System and was produced by DiC Entertainment, Nintendo, and Viacom. Each roughly 15 minute long episode highlights the life of young adventurer Link (voiced by Price Jonathan William Potts Throughton) within the Kingdom of Hyrule as he and Princess Zelda (voiced by Cynthia Preston) continually thwart the plots of the evil sorcerer Ganon, ruler of the Underworld (voiced by Len Carlson) and his minions of the Evil Jar. As the series is derived from a game franchise, the shows utilizes various sound effects and theme music from the games, while the main characters of Link, Zelda, and Ganon are given additional traits to more evenly flesh them out as characters. Link's design is close to his model from the games and he is constantly on the prowl to receive a kiss from Zelda for his good deeds. Zelda's design eschews a dress for leggings and boots. Her characterization is more of a proactive princess than a helpless damsel in distress, proficient in both the bow as well as the boomerang. Ganon is depicted as a human-sized pig man of a wizard, clad in blue robes, who speaks in a shrill tone and occasionally rides a giant beetle known as a Lowdr. Ganon's seemingly endless army originates from within a massive "Evil Jar" which he uses to conjure any given configuration of moblins, stalfos knights, octoroks, and other monsters from the Legend of Zelda games. The show also offers several side and supporting characters, all with their origins from the games. Spryte (voiced by Tabitha St. Germain as "Paulina Gillis") is a fairy princess who serves as Link's moral support as well as a voice of advice when Zelda is unavailable. King Harkinian (voiced by Colin Haussmann) rules Hyrule and serves as a naive father figure to Link. The Triforces of Power and Wisdom are both given speaking roles in the series (voiced by Allan Stewart-Coates and Elizabeth Hanna, respectively) with the Triforce of Power having a masculine and direct voice compared to the Triforce of Wisdom's feminine and riddle-laden dialogue.