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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
 (From Den of Geek. 24 March 2011, 5:00 AM, PDT)

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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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Loosely based on the novel 'The Dragon and the George' by Gordon R. Dickson.See more »
Quotes:
Carolinus:For as evil is a part of all things, evil is a part of magic.See more »
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27 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
A Lasting Part of my childhood, 5 April 2004
Author: CrystalBlueSilver (popeme@clearlake.k12.ia.us) from Iowa, where we do have civilization...

The Flight of Dragons. To this day, I still get excited when I hear that title. I remember when I was first introduced to this exceptional cinema work. I wasn't more than 7 or so. For the first time, my family had the pleasure of having cable. It was one of those ancient cable boxes (I'm 17 now, if that clues you in on anything), but it was cable. I was watching the Disney Channel, and my mother was taping The Flight of Dragons. I liked it, but as with many other obsessions of mine, I didn't grow to love this movie until years later. I don't know what it is about this movie that keeps me coming back, time and time again. Is it the storyline? A man, with "one foot in the realm of magic, the other in the realm of science". It must have enthralled me, in some way. Dragons, warriors, mythical battles? There's nothing to turn me off there.

The characters. The plot. I can't put a finger on what turns me on to this movie. However, I believe this is a timeless classic that I will most certainly be showing my kids one day. I hope they will get as much out of it as I did.

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