The Legend of Zelda

The Legend of Zelda
US Premiere: Sep 08, 1989
US Conclusion: 1989

Seasons: 1
Episodes: 13

Animation Studio: DIC Entertainment

Popularity: 1,300th All Time, 1,693rd This Week

Franchise: Legend of Zelda
Characters on BTVA: 6
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said at 11:51 AM on Mon Jun 11 2018
I wonder why the creators of this show decided to make Link such a jerk.
said at 1:36 AM on Mon Oct 9 2017
Not gonna lie, the fact that the meme "Excuse me, Princess!" originated from this cartoon is precisely why I'm watching it. Got nothing better to do, anyway - might as well kill some time with this show.
said at 9:18 PM on Thu Feb 2 2017
Every week when the SUPER MARIO BROS. SUPER SHOW premiered, each Friday would have an episode based on Nintendo's other popular series, THE LEGEND OF ZELDA. "Legendary", however, is hardly the term to describe this mercifully short-lived cartoon series, especially if you want to dish any praise whatsoever. Yes, the characters look like their videogame counterparts and the use of the game's soundtrack pieces and sound effects give it some points. But these are all undone by the absolutely bad animation and even worse characterizations. Both Link and Zelda are portrayed as completely unsympathetic leads (the former is a self-centered pervert, while the latter is a stuck-up bitch), and Ganon fares even worse: he's just plain bad with zero nuance. The formulaic storylines further bring down the show. THE LEGEND OF ZELDA deserves a far better animated treatment than this dated travesty, and with Nintendo recently getting announcing that they're getting into animation, it is hopeful that ZELDA will receive a superior reboot.
said at 2:17 PM on Mon Jan 30 2017
This show was absolutely terrible, but I loved it anyways.
said at 8:57 AM on Fri Jan 29 2016
Don't know whether I find this hilarious, annoying, or both:
Nightmare Crusher
said at 8:32 PM on Wed Mar 18 2015
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You know, this show probably wouldn't have been that bad if Link wasn't such a terrible protagonist. I have no idea why they thought a whiny, self-centered pervert would make a good main character. It just makes me want to punch him in the head.
said at 7:37 AM on Wed Nov 5 2014
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C'mon guys. Don't be too harsh on the Zelda cartoon. At least it was well acted, well written and quite enjoyable. And Zelda's design was quite seductive (tight pants FTW). I also prefer this Zelda rather than the "Oh, help me" damsel-in-distress she typically is, because this version of Zelda can fight her way out of trouble.

Oh, and hearing Len Carlson playing Ganon and almost every single one of his minions (Moblins, Stalfos, etc.) was also a pleasant treat.
said at 4:37 PM on Wed Aug 15 2012
It looks like this show didn't last very long. Only 13 episodes?
Sarge Ray
said at 1:13 PM on Sun Dec 2 2012

Huh. Can't imagine WHY (I'm being sarcastic here).
Sarge Ray
said at 6:43 PM on Sun Apr 29 2012
Hoo-boy, what a treat THIS show was. Out of ALL the video-game based shows, this is the one I hate the most.

The characters: horrible. The sound effects: horrible. The chemistry: horrible. The voice acting: HORRIBLE.

Nintendo, you HAVE to turn this around. I don't want to remember Zelda's shot at TV as THIS alone. Standards have increased, animation has improved, and there's just so much more one can do with something like this.

What more do I need to say? It's just BAD. Unless you're a very hardcore Zelda fan or a fan of 80's TV shows, I'd say this show is worth a definite, DEFINITE skip.
said at 7:39 PM on Sat May 19 2012
@Sarge Ray Could not have said it better myself. I'm just glad at least ONE VA managed to go somewhere (Tabitha.)

Yeah, they really should make this one not exist XD.

TLOZ really can have a good anime series IF given a chance and the director's not lazy.
said at 2:16 AM on Sun May 20 2012
@Aussieroth Well Len Carlson also went somewhere too, or at least had his fair share of roles.
Axem Red
said at 9:13 AM on Fri Aug 29 2014
@Sarge Ray I actually kinda liked the voices that the Triforces had.
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