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The Flight of Dragons
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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’
 (From Slash Film. 14 September 2011, 4:30 PM, PDT)

A brief history of dragons in cinema
 (From Den of Geek. 24 March 2011, 5:00 AM, PDT)

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Absolutely Dragontastic!!! 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)
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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:
Loosely based on the novel 'The Dragon and the George' by Gordon R. Dickson.See more »
Quotes:
Smrgol:Ah, shut up and eat yer limestone!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Dragon Prince (2015)See more »
Soundtrack:
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18 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Absolutely Dragontastic!!!, 12 January 2006
Author: LovefilmsALOT from United Kingdom

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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