Starchaser: The Legend of Orin is a 1985 animated space opera film directed and produced by Steven Hahn, and written by Jeffrey Scott. It was originally released in 3D by Atlantic Releasing. Starchaser: The Legend of Orin was one of the first animated movies to mix traditional and computer animation, as well as one of the first to be released in 3D.
Steven Hahn a veteran animator in TV animation decided during the off-season to produce a feature film in order to give his South Korean animation studio something to work on. Jeffrey Scott had served as a writer on several of Hahn’s TV projects so Hahn contacted him about collaborating on a film with Scott writing Escape to the Stars which would serve as the foundation for Starchaser.
Production on Starchaser began in 1982 with the intention of being released in 1983, but issues involved the 3-D process resulted in the film being delayed by two years and ballooning in budget from the initially planned $2 million to $6 million. Director Steven Hahn said of the production:
Since there hasn’t been an animated film of this magnitude before we really had to work from scratch. The 3-D aspect doubled the amount of shooting required. There were often mistakes, some requiring retakes that normally wouldn’t have been necessary on a flat animated picture.
color, stereo, widescreen, sketchy VHS transfer has some audio drop outs and video glitches here n there. includes 2 pair of 3D glasses. DVD-R comes packaged as shown in color DVD case, wrapped in plastic!