Saturday, June 16, 2007

D&D on B&M

It's certainly been a while since I've posted in my dumb blog with all the time I devote to art, but I felt the need to point out that some classic "Dungeons and Dragons" monsters appeared in an episode of Cartoon Network's "The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy" as background characters:

The large, tentacled monster is an "Otyugh" or "Gulguthra" (dung eater) based directly off the LJN bendy toy from 1984. The beaked, tentacled brain is a Grell, which also had a toy in the same line.

This beetle-like monster is clearly an Umber Hulk, borrowing traits from both the older and more recent illustrations of the monster. That may also be an Owlbear to his right.

Last of all from this episode, the green guy with the empty eye sockets is a classic D&D style Troll.

I'd also like to point out Ro-Man here from "Robot Monster" in the made-for-TV movie.


Blogger Ninnie said...

Robot Monster was [also?] a 3D movie... A REALLY BAD 3D movie... Thus all the bubbles and random, "Oh nos! Guy in suit is advancing on the viewer!!!" scenes. One word: awesome.

11:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's a Gibbering Mouther standing(?) right next to the troll, too.

10:41 AM  
Blogger Joseph said...

Yeah, gibbering mouther, and I think the three-eyed green behind the umber hulk thing could be a roper

2:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember one episode made a reference to the Hand of Vecna. Great stuff. :) Hand't watched B@M in ages though.

2:40 AM  
Anonymous Arvor said...

there is a Grell in the first picture although.

5:18 PM  

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