Humorist Robert Benchley attempts to find Walt Disney to ask him to adapt a short story about a gentle dragon who would rather recite poetry than be ferocious. Along the way, he is given a tour of Walt Disney Studios, and learns about the animation process. Written by
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When Robert Benchley
visits the art department one of the sculptors quickly makes a clay bust caricature of Benchley. In reality the bust was made in advance and then gradually destroyed while being filmed. The film was simply shown backwards to make it appear as though the artist was making the bust from scratch. See more
"So they set off up the hill, arm in arm, the knight, the dragon, and the boy. The lights in the little village began to go out one by one."
[Is interrupted by a toy rifle going off
"But there were stars and a late moon as they climbed the downs together."
[Toy rifle again
[Pan to Robert Benchley lying on a raft in the pool, with the toy rifle
Go on, I can hear in any position.
[Shoots a dart at a duck decoy in the pool
"And as they ...
The animation credits include caricatures and signatures of the crew. See more
Excerpts from the opera 'Martha, oder Der Markt von Richmond'" (uncredited)
Music by Friedrich von Flotow
Libretto by Friedrich Wilhelm Riese See more