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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Portions of this film had to be redone because of objections by the Hays Office. The dragon was originally drawn with a navel which had to removed before the film could be passed. 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
The Reluctant Dragon
Music by Charles Wolcott
Lyrics by T. Hee
and Erdman Penner
(as Ed Penner) See more