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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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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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science | dragon | magic | quest | wizard | See All (82) »

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The ultimate war between magic and science is about to begin. 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 »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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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

Smrgol: What? Never had gemstones in your craw?
Peter Dickenson: [in dragon form] I never had a craw.
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Featured in AniMat's Classic Reviews: The Flight of Dragons (2015) See more »

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The Flight of Dragons
Written by Jules Bass and Maury Laws
Performed by Don McLean
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THIS is how to make an animated feature!
1 March 2001 | by BaroqueSee all my reviews

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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