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Dragon's Lair movie team cancels Kickstarter, shifts to Indiegogo

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The 2D feature is still in the works

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Last month, director Don Bluth launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring his classic laserdisc adventure game Dragon's Lair to the big screen. Despite making it more than halfway to its goal, Bluth updated the crowdfunding page today to announce that the Kickstarter project has been canceled — and moved to Indiegogo, instead.

Bluth and partner Gary Goldman didn't offer a reason for the move in their final Kickstarter update. Instead, they instructed fans to mark their calendars for Dec. 1, when the new Indiegogo campaign goes live.

When the funding project restarts, backers can expect a "stronger, more valiant campaign ... modeled after many of your suggestions," Bluth and Goldman added.

With plans to start small — setting a goal of $550,000 in order to produce a 10-minute proof of concept — the ultimate goal for the Dragon's Lair funding campaign was to take the Kickstarted teaser to investors in order to secure the required $70 million for the full-length feature.

Bluth, who's best known as the director of films like The Secret of NIMH and An American Tail, animated the original arcade game, which saw its first release in 1983 and has since been ported to a variety of consoles, as well as received sequels. Most recently, the original Dragon's Lair made its way onto Windows PC and Mac via Steam back in 2013.

You can check out the initial Dragon's Lair film project pitch below.