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A young Boston writer goes back in time into an era where wizards and dragon reign and science is just barely known.


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Cast overview:
Aragh (voice)
Bryagh / Smrgol (voice)
Ommadon (voice)
Carolinus (voice)
Peter Dickenson (voice)
Pawnbroker (voice)
Don Messick ...
Giles of the Treetops / Lo Tae Zhao (voice)
Bob McFadden ...
Sir Orrin Neville-Smythe (voice) (as Robert McFadden)
Jack Lester ...
Alexandra Stoddart ...
Princess Melisande (voice)
Danielle (voice)


This is an animated movie based on the book by Peter Dickinson. In this movie the realm of magic is being threatened by the realm of logic, so Carolinus, the green wizard decides to shield it for all time. Ommedon, the evil red wizard, stands in his way. Carolinus then calls for a quest that is to be led by a man named Peter Dickinson, who is the first man of both the realms of science and magic. It is Peter's job to defeat Ommedon. Written by <>

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A wondrous tale of action and suspense, damsels and ogres, dungeons and dragons, questing knights and evil warlocks. See more »


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3 August 1986 (USA)  »

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Flight of the Dragon  »

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Actually made in 1982. Given a widely available direct to video release that year, despite not having an official theatrical release until 1986. See more »


Carolinus: Good would be totally impotent, without the contrast of evil.
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The Flight of Dragons
Written by Jules Bass and Maury Laws
Performed by Don McLean
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Absolutely Dragontastic!!!
12 January 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Not much for animation usually but this film changed all that. I first watched it when I was younger and until recently hadn't watched it for a while. But after seeing it again it gave me a hunger again and again. If you're into the mystical, fantasy escapism in films and if you love dragons and wizards then this is a definite must see. It has beautifully designed beasts (dragons, ogres, worms etc) not just in design but in naming and essence which is definitely worthy of the book by Peter Dickinson. I'm a complete dragon lover now and love nothing more than watching a film that drops you into a fantasy pool through narrative and colour. And if you're the kind of person who likes a good musical soundtrack to go with, then this is a definite yes. This should be seen by children and adults alike. It's definitely one of my favourites and after you've seen it I'm sure it'll be yours too!

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