I'm looking for an animation (more likely a film not a series) that I watched as a kid, watched early 90's I'm sure it contained a book loving male main character (wears glasses might have even had an amulet) who gets pulled into a fantasy via a magic book

Setting with dragons and an evil wizard, I remember it being on TV as I never had it on VHS.

Same sort of animation technique as visionaries or thundercats.


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    We don't know when you were a kid...a timeframe would be useful.
    – Paulie_D
    Jan 9, 2017 at 13:04
  • Is there anything else you remember? How the characters looked, specific scenes?
    – SQB
    Jan 9, 2017 at 14:21

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Sounds like Flight of Dragons to me.

A former scientist designs a board game where the characters are unknowingly real. He's sucked into the magical world to stop the evil wizard called Ommadon.

Peter in his shop with the pieces of his game

Screenshot of Peter from followingthenerd.

I believe the amulet you're thinking of was left with him as a reminder of his experience in the magical world.

  • Yes the amulet was a shield it turns out, thanks :)
    – JamesD
    Jan 9, 2017 at 14:43
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    @JamesD the amulet comment was really bugging me - I knew there was a locket or someing in it but it's been about 20 years since I watched it. My memory isn't that good!
    – Liath
    Jan 9, 2017 at 16:06

Maybe its "The never ending story"

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    Jan 9, 2017 at 16:25
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    – Adamant
    Jan 9, 2017 at 18:14
  • @Adamant: Looking back, I agree.
    – DBPriGuy
    Jan 9, 2017 at 18:52

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