The Return of Dogtanian was the sequel series to Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds. It was released by BRB Internacional, Thames Television and Wang Film Productions.
The cartoon series picks up ten years after the original story ends, with Dogtanian and Juliette now married and living together on the outskirts of Paris with their two children, Philippe and Fleur. The Muskehounds are reunited by the Queen when her husband starts acting suspiciously. Cardinal Richelieu is still featured, along with Milady, and Widimer still loyal to him.
The story is loosely based on the novel The Vicomte de Bragelonne also by Alexandre Dumas, itself building on the myth of The Man in the Iron Mask.
Dave Mallow and Doug Stone, who co-adapted the original scripts to English and co-directed, took over as the voices of Dogtanian, and Porthos, respectively. As it was produced in Taiwan by Wang Film Productions, Nippon Animation, the Japanese studio which produced the first series, was not involved in the sequel.
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