The once benevolent King Gurumes has become greedy after discovering a large supply of blood rubies under his kingdom. His greed causes him to tear up his subjects' crops and homes in search of more, resulting in him being cursed and transformed into a monster. He now scours the earth looking for the seven dragon balls, which, once brought together, summon a mighty dragon that grants one wish - a wish which might ease his unending hunger. The king's henchmen find that it is not so easy to steal the dragon ball from Goku, who, once he discovers the plight of the kingdom, decides to free the land from the king's oppression.Written by
This movie was originally released in Japan in December 1986 and all the advertising and promotional material was under the tile "Dragon Ball: Doragon bôru", but in fact the opening credits of the film itself featured "Dragon Ball: Doragon bôru - Shenron no densetsu". This official title was first used in product art in the Laser Disc release of 1987. See more »
[after a low-flying plane passes over him]
Whoa, that's a really big bird! And listen to it's tummy growl!
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At the end of the closing credits, there is a small scene with Son Gokû flying on Kinton, and a desert landscape turning into a beautiful lake. See more »
The released version of the Canadian dub from 1995 added a scene from the second episode of the series (Dragon Ball: The Emperor's Quest), hence why Bulma has two different voice actresses. See more »