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Release Date:
3 August 1986 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Man is faced with the ultimate question, of whether to have a world of Magic or a world of Science. Which will it be? See more »
Plot:
A young Boston writer goes back in time into an era where wizards and dragon reign and science is just barely known. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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(2 articles)
Votd: ’50 Animated Spoilers in 3 Minutes’
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A brief history of dragons in cinema
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Terrific fantasy, sad, action-packed and clever! See more (64 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Victor Buono ... Aragh (voice)

James Gregory ... Bryagh / Smrgol (voice)

James Earl Jones ... Ommadon (voice)

Harry Morgan ... Carolinus (voice)

John Ritter ... Peter Dickenson (voice)

Larry Storch ... Pawnbroker (voice)
Don Messick ... Giles of the Treetops / Lo Tae Zhao (voice)
Bob McFadden ... Sir Orrin Neville-Smythe (voice) (as Robert McFadden)

Ed Peck ... (voice)
Jack Lester ... (voice)
Alexandra Stoddart ... Princess Melisande (voice)

Nellie Bellflower ... Danielle (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cosie Costa ... Gorbash (voice) (uncredited)
Paul Frees ... Antiquity (voice) (uncredited)
Don McLean ... The Balladeer (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Jules Bass 
Arthur Rankin Jr. 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Peter Dickinson  novel "The Flight of the Dragons"
Gordon R. Dickson  novel "The Dragon and the George"
Romeo Muller 
Jeffrey Walker  additional material

Produced by
Jules Bass .... producer
Lee Dannacher .... associate producer
Arthur Rankin Jr. .... producer
Masaki Îzuka .... associate producer (as Masaki Iizuka)
 
Original Music by
Maury Laws 
 
Film Editing by
Tomoko Kida 
 
Art Department
Fumihiko Takayama .... storyboard artist
Katsuhisa Yamada .... storyboard artist
 
Sound Department
Tom Clack .... sound effects
John Curcio .... sound recording engineer
Bob Elder .... sound recording engineer
Dave Iveland .... sound recording engineer
John Richards .... sound recording engineer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Hiroyasu Omoto .... camera operator
 
Animation Department
Toru Hara .... animation coordinator
Emiko Ishii .... animator
Kazuyuki Kobayashi .... key animator
Hidemi Kubo .... key animator
Tsuguyuki Kubo .... continuity animation (as Kubo)
Minoru Nishida .... background artist
Kiyoshi Sakai .... assistant animation coordinator
Yoshiko Sasaki .... animator
Fukuo Suzuki .... animator
Fumihiko Takayama .... animation director
Katsuhisa Yamada .... animation director
Masahiro Yoshida .... animator
Tadakatsu Yoshida .... key animator
Kazusuke Yoshihara .... background artist
 
Music Department
Jules Bass .... composer: theme music
Maury Laws .... composer: theme music
Maury Laws .... conductor
Don McLean .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Don McLean .... singer (uncredited)
 

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96 min
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Trivia:
Peter's naming of the different sciences was done in alphabetical order.See more »
Quotes:
Smrgol:What? Never had gemstones in your craw?
Peter Dickenson:[in dragon form] I never had a craw.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Dragon Prince (2015)See more »
Soundtrack:
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Terrific fantasy, sad, action-packed and clever!, 3 March 2002
Author: The Yeti from Mt Everest

Like a lot of people, I first saw this movie when I was about 5 and couldn't stop watching it. It was smashing! I recently found another copy after 12 years and found it hadn't lost its touch. The animation is great and the voices are well chosen. James Earl Jones and John Ritter are superb! The movie is about 4 wizards losing their magic powers and suggest they build a new magical realm. The evil wizard Ommadon (JEJ) doesn't like the idea and threatens to destroy mankind. The green wizard Carolinus (voiced by 'M.a.s.h' Harry Morgan) inspires a quest to kill Ommadon and steal his powerful red crown. Soon enough he manages to round up Peter Dickenson (The guy who wrote the book) from the 20th century. A knight named Sir Orin Neville Smythe, Arak the wolf, Danielle of the woodlands, Smrgol the old dragon, Giles the Elf and soon its Lord of the Rings all over again. This has tons to offer. The science and philosophical side to the story is really clever and makes perfect sense. The action and story is fantastic with the quest involving Sand Mirks (Horrid little creatures who attack by the million!) Giant Worms, More dragons and the ultimate Ogre of Gormley Keep. He used to scare me to death. The nice kind of direction where you can only see his shadow and his face for a second until someone screams. Its frightening! I also found that Smrgol dying made me cry. Still, Smrgol and the Ogres castle-top fight scene is brill! Even if you aren't a fan of this stuff you will enjoy. I'd love to see you find a copy of this too. Well, 10 out of 10 anyway. I hear the call of my comrades. Ha ha ha!

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