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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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Awesome fantasy movie 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:
Carolinus:There was time between the waning age of enchantment and the dawning age of logic when dragons flew the skies, free and unencumbered. Look down there Gorbash, my friend. On the top of the earth below us, confusion and chaos reign. All mankind is facing an epic choice: a world of magic or a world of science. Which will it be?See more »
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20 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Awesome fantasy movie, 24 September 2000
Author: Mario Rodgers from San Antonio, TX

I've seen quite only quite a few fantasy movies and only one involving a dragon. Not one of those movies have the magic that this animated movie has. This isn't just a simple hack and slash adventure that fantasy is too often stereotyped as. This is a deep, mature animated movie, and the characters are well developed. They speak and act naturally, and the knight has one of the better monologues I've ever seen in a movie. There is a deep philosophy hidden in this movie, too. Should Man stay with magic or move on to science? That is the dilemma facing the main character, a scientist who is fighting to save the realm of magic. And there is more than one scene that will touch your heart. This is an excellent animated movie that is mature enough for adults, yet kids of all ages can enjoy it. Rent it or buy it. Just watch it.

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