Puff the Magic Dragon (1978)

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A friendly dragon comes to help a non-communicative boy overcome his debilitating fears.

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A live-action remake of the animated Disney film, "Dumbo", in which a young elephant with extraordinarily large ears develops the skill to fly.

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Cast overview:
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Puff (voice)
Philip Tanzini ...
Jackie (voice)
Robert Ridgely ...
Pirate / Pieman / Sneeze (voice) (as Bob Ridgely)
Maitzi Morgan ...
Mother / Star (voice)
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Father (voice)
Regis Cordic ...
Bald Doctor (voice)
Frank Nelson ...
Tall Doctor (voice)
Charles Woolf ...
Short Doctor (voice)
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Jackie is a boy who is so trapped by his fears and doubts that he could not communicate with anyone. His condition is so severe that the doctors are giving up and the parents are losing hope for him to live as something more than a zombie. Then, a magic dragon named Puff comes to help Jackie by taking his soul force on a wonderous voyage to his island of Honah Lee. Along the way, they have adventures that nurture Jackie's imagination and courage in unorthodox ways. However, their arrival at Honah Lee is marked with horror as they see the land despoiled and desolate which leaves Puff powerless. Yet while trapped in his despair, Puff soons to his own astonishment just how well he has changed Jackie for the better as the boy responds to this tragedy in his own way. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Tall Doctor: Ahem, we have concluded our consultation, and being of one mind...
Short Doctor: The best in all medicine, may we add.
Bald Doctor: We have come to the conclusion that your son...
Tall Doctor: Will not, nor can not...
Short Doctor: Speak, communicate, nor indeed...
Bald Doctor: Relate in any way to the world around him.
Jackie's Father: But doctors, we know that. He hasn't said a word in such a long time.
Mother: Can't you give us some hope that he will finally speak?
Tall Doctor: Alas, the case is hopeless.
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Puff the Magic Dragon
Written by Peter Yarrow and Leonard Lipton
Performed by Peter Yarrow
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great movie off the Peter, Paul and Mary song
23 January 2001 | by (Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

This movie is great....see it right away. Just pure genius Its amazing, i just love it and anyone in their right mind will enjoy seeing PUFF and JACKIE PAPER do cool stuff together, and hear the amazing song. If you haven't seen it you're missing out big time

10/10


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