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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 »
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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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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:
Alexandra Stoddart, who voiced Princess Melisande, appeared in an episode of "M*A*S*H" (1972) with Harry Morgan, who voiced Melisande's foster father.See more »
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Carolinus:For as evil is a part of all things, evil is a part of magic.See more »
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37 out of 39 people found the following review useful.
THIS is how to make an animated feature!, 1 March 2001
Author: Baroque

When I saw this film at a local cinema, I was expecting a simple child's fare. What I got was a most profound experience.

A land ruled by magic is brought to a perilous crossroads, and an evil wizard (voiced magnificently by James Earl Jones) seeks to bring about war and chaos. The good wizard Carolinus (voiced by Harry Morgan) seeks help and finds a most unusual ally...a young fantasy game designer in 20th century North America.

The diologue is intelligent, the action is well-paced, the plot is believable, and the ending will touch your heart. Kids will be drawn by the storyline and the animation. Adults will enjoy the jokes about science and aeronautics of dragons' wings.

Strongly recommended for the fact that it shows the link between science and spirit. That and the fact that you don't normally hear Larry Storch, Henry Morgan, John Ritter and Victor Buono doing voices for animated films.

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