With 32 days left to go in the new Indiegogo based crowdfunding campaign, Don Bluth and Gary Goldman succeeded in raising $250,000 to make a 4-minute teaser to pitch to Hollywood studios and investors to help make a Dragon’s Lair movie.
Bluth and Goldman estimate that a full movie would actually cost around $70 million to make the full movie when all is said and done, which is actually on the lower end of what it cost to make an animated feature. The duo and their team have added stretch goals to the fund for $300K and $350K to add more time to the teaser.
Dragon’s Lair was originally released as a Laserdisc arcade game in the 1980’s and was the first game to use Quick-Time Events paving the road for modern titles such as Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy, Beyond: Two Souls, and Until Dawn. The game featured animation from Don Bluth and Gary Goldman whose credentials include The Land Before Time, An American Tail, Titan AE and Anastasia, just to name a few.
If you want to help back the movie further, check out their Indiegogo campaign.