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11 March 2011 (China) See more »
Josh and Ling were expecting a boring vacation visiting each of their parents at an archaeological dig in China. But the new friends soon discover they're right in the middle of an adventure when they find a Chinese Golden Dragon. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Definitely worth watching. A family-friendly movie that weaves fantasy and parent-child relationship issues into its storyline. See more (8 total) »


  (in credits order)

Sam Neill ... Chris Chase
Louis Corbett ... Josh

Li Lin Jin ... Ling
Ji Wang ... Dr. Li
Wang Ji ... Dr. Li

Robert Mammone ... Philip Dukas
Jordan Chan ... Wu Dong
Chen Bao Yuan ... Henchman 1
Junkang Wang ... Henchman 2

Directed by
Mario Andreacchio 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mario Andreacchio  story
John Armstrong  original script
John Armstrong  story
Philip Dalkin  screenplay
Ron Saunders  story

Produced by
Xu Yong An .... executive producer
Marco Andreacchio .... associate producer
Mario Andreacchio .... producer: Principal
Dominic Burman .... associate producer
Pauline Chan .... producer: China
Charles M. Fries .... executive producer
Gao Hai Hao .... executive producer
Graeme Hodge .... executive producer
John Hood .... executive producer
Zhijiang Liu .... producer: Principal
Mark Patterson .... producer: Australia
Geoff Rischbieth .... executive producer
Ron Saunders .... executive producer
John Sim .... executive producer
Jeffrey M. Sneller .... executive producer
Shan Tam .... producer: China
William W. Wilson III .... producer: China
Original Music by
Frank Strangio 
Cinematography by
Geoffrey Simpson 
Film Editing by
Suresh Ayyar 
Casting by
Angela Heesom 
Costume Design by
Jack Tung 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lanny Dong .... second assistant director
Lemon Liu .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Pete Best .... sound re-recording mixer
Craig Carter .... sound effects editor
James Currie .... sound recordist
Tom Heuzenroeder .... sound effects editor
Ravi Moerman .... sound assistant
Yong Zhang .... sound recordist
Visual Effects by
Anton Andreacchio .... environment artist: Convergen
Anton Andreacchio .... visual effects producer: Convergen
Carlo Andreacchio .... compositor: Convergen
Carlo Andreacchio .... environment artist: Convergen
Carlo Andreacchio .... visual effects supervisor: Convergen
Sam Baker .... animator: Rising Sun Pictures
Kane Brassington .... paint fix artist
Delphine Buratti .... digital compositor
Ben Campbell .... lighting technical director
Steve Cypreos .... environment artist: Convergen
Michaela Danby .... digital compositor
Ross DeYoung .... visual effects artist
Ben Dickson .... digital compositor: Rising Sun Pictures
John Dietz .... visual effects supervisor
Victor Glushchenko .... 3d animator
Deepak Gupta .... animation finaller: Rising Sun Pictures
Aaron Herczeg .... rendering manager: Convergen
Aaron Herczeg .... systems engineer: Convergen
Sam Hodge .... cg supervisor: RSP
David Humphreys .... visual effects previz artist: Convergen (as David Humphries)
Gemma James .... production manager
Cleland Jones .... visual effects editor: Convergen
Mariya Kalachova .... visual effects previz artist: Convergen
Chun Ho Ray Leung .... modeller
Neil Lim Sang .... senior animator: Rising Sun Pictures
Justin Long .... junior lighting artist
Campbell McGrouther .... look development artist: Rising Sun Pictures
Piers Mussared .... environment artist: Convergen
Scott Novak .... pipeline developer: Rising Sun Pictures
Ben Outerbridge .... digital compositor
Luis Pages .... senior effects technical director: Rising Sun Pictures
Danny Philippou .... production assistant: Convergen
Emily Probert .... roto artist: Rising Sun Pictures
Greg Schrader .... rendering manager: Convergen
Greg Schrader .... technical director: Convergen
Matthew Shaw .... digital compositor
Greg Shimp .... paint & roto lead
Mark Story .... visual effects coordinator
Michael Taylor .... production executive: rising sun pictures
Matthew Vesely .... project manager: Convergen (as Matt Vesely)
Tyler Bartley .... concept artist (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Andre Deubel .... camera operator
Andre Deubel .... director of photography: second unit
Animation Department
Aaron Barlow .... animator
Vernessa Cook .... animator
Nathan Jones .... animator
Tony Thorne .... animator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nicole Yuen .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Allan Chesher .... dit
Cleland Jones .... assistant editor
Alex Meddick .... colorist
Music Department
William Boston .... supervising orchestrator
Rossano Galante .... orchestrator
Vladimir Martinka .... music librarian
Martin Roller .... assistant scoring engineer
Other crew
Mark Kraus .... financial controller
Susie Struth .... script supervisor

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Rated PG for adventure action and peril
93 min (original version)
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Crew or equipment visible: Shadow of a man holding a boom mic is visible when they are exploring the tomb with the spotlights.See more »


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10 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Definitely worth watching. A family-friendly movie that weaves fantasy and parent-child relationship issues into its storyline., 29 May 2011
Author: ongyekcheng from Singapore

The storyboard of this family-friendly (no graphic violence, gore, sexual scenes etc) Australia-China produced movie is pretty original, with touches of Steven Spielberg's ET and Jurassic Park. In fact, Sam Neill is one of the stars, together with Jordan Chan (if you watch Hong Kong action and comedy flicks, you will know him).

Filmed in Hengdian World Studios (Forbidden Kingdom featuring Jet Li and Jackie Chan, Zhang Yimou's Hero etc), the sets involving the underground emperor's tomb and the golden dragon's cave are very convincing.

Above all, the scenes featuring the golden dragon are simply fantastic! In fact, this film has actually set the minimum benchmark for a CGI celestial dragon (with matching awesome audio effects), in true oriental fashion (watch out for the tongue-in-cheek cross references to conventional dinosaur-like/monster-type dragons during the movie).

In future, any self-respecting film featuring heavenly dragon(s) will need to measure up to the life-like CGI rendition in The Dragon Pearl. For this alone, this movie gets 9 out of 10 from me (the presence of Sam Neill and Jordan Chan helped, of course)......!

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