Potatoes and Dragons
|Potatoes and Dragons|
|Created by||Jan Van Rijsselberge|
|Country of origin||
|No. of episodes||26 (78 shorts)|
|Original release||January 5 – June 30, 2004|
Potatoes and Dragons is an animated series produced by Alphanim (now Gaumont Animation) and Canadian animation company Cinar (now DHX Media). It was formerly broadcast in the United States until late September 2010 on This TV.
King Hugo III - King Hugo III is the king of the land of the potatoes. He is easily upset and stubborn and hates the local dragon or anyone standing in his way or stopping things from going his way. Voiced by Danny Wells
Harry - Harry is King Hugo's torturer and right hand henchman. He tends to be absentminded and often does most of his worker's dirty work. Harry is also a green dragon.
Knights - In every episode a new knight (or lady knight for females) that ranged from a warrior to a scientist, appears and swears to slay or snare the dragon or make it domestic in some way, generally, in return for the hand of Melody the Princess or other forms of reward. They usually end up fighting against Hugo or being chased out of the kingdom.
Melody - Melody, the princess, loves the dragon, and if anything happens to it her love with Riri will end, so she thwarts plans to kill the dragon. Almost all knights offer to marry her, at which she either falls into a trance of joy or acts disgusted. The princess wears a pink outfit and a crown that is smoother than the king's. Voiced by Carrie Finlay
Riri - Riri, the hero of the show, is the court jester, who loves Melody and thwarts plans to kill the dragon. Voiced by Mark Hauser
Juju - Juju is a child living in the castle who helps Riri, but is easily upset and moody. Voiced by Annie Bovaird
Dragon - The dragon lives peacefully in the kingdom, but because he has a hatred of crowns finds himself uncontrollably willing to flame breathe Hugo into a pile of living ashes every time they meet. Voiced by Mark Camacho
Merlin - Merlin is the king's loyal practitioner of magic. This wizard's spells and potions usually don't work and they end up exploding in Hugo's face. Merlin frequently helps the princess, Riri and Juju to help save the dragon. Voiced by John Vamvas
Roger the Talking Carrot - Roger is a carrot that advises the knight on how to defeat the dragon. He has no other use to the story other than revealing the dragon's weaknesses, and perhaps a tasty snack if he upsets the knight. Voiced by John Locke
The show generally begins with a new knight coming in to defeat the dragon, and after an amusing "battle" leaving either scared, running or happy.
- "Television Program Logs". Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission. 2016-03-02. Archived from the original on 2016-05-16.
- Potatoes and Dragons at the Internet Movie Database