I am looking for a cartoon show from the 80s or 90s in which a family(?) falls into a whirlpool and comes out in a magical land.

All of the family members are given items that possess abilities. One of them is given a bow that shoots magical arrows that can change form and even tie people up.

I watched this show in the mid 90s in Germany.

  • Hi, welcome to the site. Was this a series or a movie? Aug 29, 2023 at 10:44
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This is Dungeons & Dragons (1983–1985).

From Wikipedia:

The show focuses on a group of friends aged between 9 and 15 who are transported to the realm of Dungeons & Dragons by taking a magical dark ride on an amusement park roller coaster. Upon arriving in the realm they meet Dungeon Master (named for the referee in the role-playing game) who gives each child a magical item.

A group of kids go on a rollercoaster ride and are transported to a fantasy world, where they're given magical items, including a bow that fires arrows made of energy. There wasn't an actual whirlpool, but the portal they went through was a swirling blue tunnel.

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    That is it! Thank you so much!!
    – kiesel
    Aug 29, 2023 at 10:53

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