Below are links to other PoDW-related sites on the web, organized into sites offering episode copies for sale or download, fan-related sites, general/merchandise sites, and links to pages by/about the show's cast and crew. Links that tie in specifically with one of the sections on this site (fanart/fanfic, video clips, etc.) will be listed in that section. Am I missing one? Let me know!
By the way--links that are in bold are for sites that have updated recently...and by recently, I mean within the past year. There are quite a few static and stagnant sites that have been up for years, so it's a way of pointing out fresh content.
Last updated: August 2009
Episodes For Sale
Offering a bare-bones discounted set, and a set with frills (full-screen DVD+R, cases, cover art, episode lists) for more. It makes mention of DW vs. PoDW and the different voice actors for Niddler, but doesn't specify which version's on the DVD set.
Offers all 21 episodes on 5 DVDs.
Two volumes of two DVDs each, covering all 21 episodes AND The Saga Begins, "all in one neat little package." (I've seen these folks at Dragon*Con in Atlanta annually and bought some of their other DVDs.)
All 21 episodes on two region-free DVDs.
All 21 episodes on 5 region-free DVD-R DVDs. (The cover art, though, looks to have used this image, presumably without permission...also, the site owner is having serious medical issues, but DVD orders should still go out in a timely fashion.)
Episodes For Download (via BitTorrent)
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Screenshots from the SNES game's ending.
Probably the most active PoDW community on the web right now. Photos, video clips, and discussion topics.
PoDW fan fiction.
The part of Vin Diakuw's personal site that contains his RPG projects, including his beginner's PoDW RPG (which is also hosted on this site).
Sam's fanlisting (officially approved by thefanlistings.org) for the show.
An AD&D campaign that continues the Dark Water story with a new generation of Treasure-seekers. It also has a lot of really good general information about the show itself, and the stories related to the campaign are a nice read.
Part of an anthropomorphic site--this is a section that will eventually have movie clips up that relate to the nonhuman species of the show, specifically scenes and transformations. CAUTION: this section is safe, but other sections of this site do have adult content, so surf at your own risk.
A new PoDW fansite, with some basic info on the show, and possibly more to come.
A page that lets you rate and review each episode of the series.
A general PoDW profile on a website with information on countless dozens of animated series.
A good general overview of the show, its place in the Hanna-Barbera "universe," the merchandise, and even the fans.
Part of the Encyclopedia of Fantastic Film and Television website, with general information about the show.
An in-depth description of the RPG module in French.<>» Heritage Auctions - PoDW cels and animation art
Heritage Auctions occasionally features various random cels and cel drawings for auction on their website. Definitely worth checking out. At the time of writing, there is a selection available!
The Internet Movie Database entry for the show--has a listing of voice actors and some other general information.
Part of the RPG Database at pen-paper.net, with information about the RPG module.
Part of George Fergus's extensive site. The episode list, in the order it was originally slated to air (as compared to Cartoon Network's order, which switched around 2 episodes), and a list of voice actors.
Project 2612 is devoted to making music from Sega Genesis and Sega Mega Drive games available for download. They're in a special format, but you can instlal a simple plugin to make them playable by your audio software.
Contains the episode titles and some pictures from the series. One of the very first pages to display PoDW content of any kind, and the only other one from the mid-1990s, besides mine, that's still up and occasionally updating. ;)
Offers some of the action figures for sale, and has images of them. Here are some rarer items, too.
An image of the handheld SystemA game, part of the Handheld Games Museum site.
A rapidly growing general resource on the show, with an episode list, cast and crew listings, brief episode summaries, and even a goofs guide. :)
A nice overview of the series in French. This is part of a French animation association, "Association de promotion du cinema d'animation et des dessins animes" (Association for the Promotion of Animated Films and Drawings). There's multimedia on the page, but you unfortunately have to pay to view it (movie clips and large versions of the small screenshots shown there).
Something different than the norm--a listing of the various "tropes," or themes/elements/symbols, present throughout the show.
Has images of all 8 action figures and the Wraith.
The Wikipedia PoDW entry, free for anybody to edit to add more information about the show.
Cast and Crew
An animator for Fil-Cartoons who worked on PoDW, among (many) other series, such as the 1980s Scooby-Doo and Yogi Bear series, the 1990 Jonny Quest series, and Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?. His site doesn't have any PoDW-related work that I've been able to find, though, but it's still cool to check it out.
The voice actress who portrayed Tula. Also a Broadway trained actress and singer, she's most well-known for her voice acting, and voiced Ariel from The Little Mermaid, possibly her best-known role. More recently, her work includes video game voiceovers and guest voices for several of Disney/Pixar's movies, such as the Barbie dolls in Toy Story 2.
Floro is a Filipino artist who's done extensive conceptual and production work on a variety of series, including the Dark Water miniseries. His original site with some stunning original artwork from the series has been taken down, but he maintains a very detailed and educational blog about the animation process, and occasionally incorporates PoDW into his examples.
The voice actor who portrayed Ioz. Probably best-known from his role alongside Julia Roberts and Richard Gere in Pretty Woman, he has a distinctively debonair and suave voice and demeanor that can be seen (or heard) in all his TV, film, and voiceover work. Recently, he's starred in the Princess Diaries films and did a voice on several recent Batman animated releases.
The creator and executive producer of the show, and the head of Hanna-Barbera Studios during the show's production. Some of his other works are the Child's Play movies, Hocus Pocus, Titan A.E., and the recent Sci-Fi Channel miniseries Five Days Till Midnight.
The voice actor who portrayed Niddler in the Dark Water miniseries; however, due to monetary disputes, he left the show after the first 5 episodes. In his lifetime, he performed hundreds of film and TV roles of all genres and produced several films. He began to do more voiceover work in the later part of his life, and passed away in 1998.
The voice actor who portrayed Ren. Around the time he was voicing PoDW, he acted in Father of the Bride as George MacKenzie (the groom), and has played many guest and recurring TV roles. His most recent major role has been as the voice actor of Superman in the Justice League series on Cartoon Network, and he even appeared in several "making-of" commercials around the show's debut, providing commentary.
One of the main writers for the show. He's also a storyboard artist, editor, and producer, with a large list of clients and specific projects he's worked on over the years.
Layout artist for Fil-Cartoons while PoDW was in production. No PoDW work on his site, unfortunately, but it's a really impressive portfolio.
The voice actor who portrayed Niddler in the Pirates of Dark Water series (his voice was dubbed over Roddy MacDowall's for the first 5 episodes). He's by far the most well-known voice actor in Hollywood history, with hundreds upon hundreds of credits to his name from the past 35 years, with good reason: his talent in versatile and expressive voice acting, and his ability to create so many distinct and memorable characters, is virtually unmatched.
A Fil-Cartoons trainee who worked on the show. This is his sketchblog, and he did a sketch from the show and provided a blurb about his experiences there.