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The Flight of Dragons (1982)

A young Boston writer goes back in time into an era where wizards and dragon reign and science is just barely known.

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Romeo Muller (screenplay by), Peter Dickinson (book) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
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 Bob McFadden ... Sir Orrin Neville-Smythe (voice) (as Robert McFadden)
Ed Peck ... (voice)
Jack Lester Jack Lester ... (voice)
Alexandra Stoddart Alexandra Stoddart ... Princess Melisande (voice)
Nellie Bellflower ... Danielle (voice)
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Storyline

This is an animated movie based on the book by Peter Dickinson. In this movie the realm of magic is being threatened by the realm of logic, so Carolinus, the green wizard decides to shield it for all time. Ommedon, the evil red wizard, stands in his way. Carolinus then calls for a quest that is to be led by a man named Peter Dickinson, who is the first man of both the realms of science and magic. It is Peter's job to defeat Ommedon. Written by <ivenho@pacific.net>

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All mankind is facing and epic choice. A world of magic or a world of science. Which will it be? See more »


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Passed | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 December 1984 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Flight of the Dragon See more »

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Rankin/Bass Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

A broadcast of the film in Israel in the early 90's was disrupted and discontinued. It was later announced that was due to a complaint received by the IBA (the Israeli Broadcasting Authority - its government national broadcaster) that some of the characters resemble antisemitic imagery. There hasn't been a broadcast on the Israeli national broadcast since. See more »

Quotes

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?
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Referenced in The Dragon Prince See more »

Soundtracks

The Flight of Dragons
Written by Jules Bass and Maury Laws
Performed by Don McLean
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Exciting animated fantasy movie
2 January 1999 | by Balto-2See all my reviews

Flight of dragons is perhaps one of the most unique animated pictures produced. Kids will enjoy watching the dragons and creatures of fantasy while the adults will appreciate the deep story and philosophy portrayed in this film. If the story isn't enough for you to watch this, the animation will attract your eyes to the screen. This is a great animated fantasy good for just about everyone. Whether you're a player of role-playing games or just looking for a good film, this is it.


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