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Dragon Hunters (2008)
"Chasseurs de dragons" (original title)

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A fantastic tale telling the adventures of two dragon hunters!

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Credited cast:
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Lian-Chu (voice)
Patrick Timsit ...
Gwizdo (voice)
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Le Seigneur Arnold (voice)
Amanda Lear ...
Gildas (voice)
Marie Drion ...
Zoé (voice)
Jeremy Prevost ...
Hector (voice)
Jean-Marc Lentretien ...
Mamular (voice)
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Fat John (voice)
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Gildas (voice)
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Lord Arnold (voice)
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Zoé (voice) (as Mary Matilyn Mouser)
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Gwizdo / Bat / Lensflair (voice)
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Lian-Chu (voice)
Dave Wittenberg ...
Hector (voice)
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The world has become a vast conglomerate of islands of varying size and shape. This babbling universe is mainly populated with ruthless rogues, surly peasants and illiterate, petty lords. Their main concerns revolve around two fundamental rules: Eat and don't get eaten. For this new world has become infested with a terrible plague: omnipresent, monstrously famished, mutant creatures, are wreaking havoc - They are known as the Dragons. Gwizdo and Lian-Chu are two dragon hunters, but are a long way from being among the best. Their only real talents: the size of the hulking brute with the heart of gold, Lian-Chu, and Gwizdo's talent for scams of all and any shape or form. Their sole ambition: to buy a little farm where they can relax and raise mussels, a creature that is a lot less unpleasant and difficult to hunt down than dragons. A few islands away rises the fortress of Lord Arnold. Arnold has a problem: he's living in terror at the thought of the return of World Eater, that horrible ... Written by Anonymous

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La chasse aux dragons, c'est pas un conte de fées (Dragon hunting isn't a fairy tale)


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There is an 'Easter Egg' near the beginning, after Zoé is saved from the Jim Bobs by Lian-Chu and Gwizdo is relating the exploits of 'Sir' Lian-Chu in order to convince Zoé to hire them, and Gwizdo says "Wham, bam, thank you ma'am!" This is American adult slang for a 'quickie' or a brief sexual encounter, and inappropriate in an animated movie intended for young audiences. See more »

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Zoé: [with reference to jaws] "Were going to need a bigger island"
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A Simple Story-- Beautifully animated and illustrated
21 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This one had been languishing on my netflix queue for the longest time for reasons that I never could quite pin down.

It's not Pixar. It's not Disney. It's not anime.

And the story seemed so simple. A lot of people seemed to comment on that. Just the same, I didn't erase it from the queue.

So finally, I clicked on it.

Just the opening Graphics alone held me spellbound. A world of floating islands, drifting ruins, flying forests, castles high in the sky with darkling clouds below. . .and a dragon. A hero and his friend, a spunky Princess and. . .a very strange dog.

The story is straightforward-- a standard Slay-the-dragon quest with the usual lessons about Responsibility, Friendship and Bravery. We've all seen it done many times. But this one has a soulful elegance to it.

The big shouldered Hero warrior has simple lines, but the expressions on his face speak volumes about honesty and gravitas especially when he remembers his childhood.

His friend Gwizdo is the perfect fulcrum of adult humor, sarcasm and Guilty Conscience. His laugh inducing lines were never out of place.

And the Princess is just adorable.

I loved this as an adult. And its simplicity speaks with wordless directness to children.

To call the storyline 'simple' is unfair: Call it 'Uncluttered'. And the visual vistas are simply astounding in their detail and majesty.

Whether you have Children or Not--Just Watch it.


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