IMDb > The Flight of Dragons (1982)
The Flight of Dragons
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

The Flight of Dragons (1982) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 6 | slideshow)


User Rating:
7.8/10   4,217 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Down 8% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
View company contact information for The Flight of Dragons on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
3 August 1986 (USA) See more »
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 »
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 »
Plot Keywords:
(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)

User Reviews:
Not a bad movie at all! See more (64 total) »


  (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)

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

Also Known As:
96 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

The last film project of Victor Buono.See more »
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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Dragon Prince (????)See more »
The Flight of DragonsSee more »


This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
14 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Not a bad movie at all!, 21 February 2003
Author: xoid24 from United States

An animated science-fiction movie that the whole family can probably enjoy. Wizards, dragons, and ogres are just a few of the many creatures you can find in this movie. I first watched this when I was a little kid, and I still enjoy digging it out from time to time and watching it again (some parts used to scare me bad!). Reminds me a lot of the Lord of the Rings. If you liked those books/movies, you'll probably like this too.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (64 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for The Flight of Dragons (1982)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Casting if live-action. The Yeti
Everyone who claims to love the film: Sign this petition! michaeljb007
Soundtrack JesseStipek
The Flight of Dragons Soundtrack Project sandulescustefan89
Missing scenes? dragonwolf-3
OT: Does anyone remember this movie? charmed_38
See more »


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
The Sorcerer's Apprentice Eragon Shrek DragonHeart Beowulf
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Animation section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.