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Dexter the Dragon & Bumble the Bear (1983)

Als je begrijpt wat ik bedoel (original title)
Bumble the Bear (Olivier Bommel) finds an egg that, it turns out, has a cute little dragon in it. However, this dinosaur grows huge every time it is upset. As this causes a lot of problems, Ollie Bommel has to face a difficult dilemma.

Writers:

Marten Toonder (comic strip "Oliver B. Bommel"), Marten Toonder (novel) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Fred Benavente Fred Benavente ... Ollie B. Bommel (voice)
Trudy Libosan Trudy Libosan ... Tom Poes (voice)
Luc Lutz Luc Lutz ... Joost (voice)
Lo van Hensbergen Lo van Hensbergen ... Burgemeester Dickerdack (voice)
Joan Remmelts Joan Remmelts ... Commissaris Bulle Bas (voice)
André van den Heuvel André van den Heuvel ... Bul Super (voice)
Gees Linnebank Gees Linnebank ... Hiep Hieper (voice)
Ger Smit Ger Smit ... Zielknijper / Markies de Canteclaer (voice)
Arnold Gelderman Arnold Gelderman ... Journalist Argus (voice)
Will Van Selst Will Van Selst ... Redacteur Phant (voice)
Paul Haenen Paul Haenen ... Grootgrut (voice)
Fred Emmer Fred Emmer ... Nieuwslezer (voice)
Tonny Huurdeman Tonny Huurdeman ... Doddeltje / Mevrouw Bas (voice)
Elly Van Stekelenburg Elly Van Stekelenburg ... Mevrouw Dickerdack (voice)
Maya Bouma Maya Bouma ... Hoofdverpleegster (voice)
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Bumble the Bear (Olivier Bommel) finds an egg that, it turns out, has a cute little dragon in it. However, this dinosaur grows huge every time it is upset. As this causes a lot of problems, Ollie Bommel has to face a difficult dilemma.

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Nederlands ENIGE avondvullende tekenfilm


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The animated feature was based on the daily comic strips by famous Dutch comic strip creator Marten Toonder, whose Tom Puss & Oliver B. Bumble series was published in newspapers from 1941 up until 1986. It was extremely popular due to its very creative language, earning a status as literature with Dutch critics (while being almost impossible to translate to other languages). The story of the movie is loosely based on the 77th story, "De Zwelbast" ("The Swellbust"), which was published in 1957. Toonder was not very fond of the movie, which he thought had too much slapstick humor. See more »

Goofs

The body of mayor Dickerdack visibly changes in size throughout the film. In the last act, Dickerdack looks quite smaller then at the start of the movie. See more »

Quotes

Hiep Hieper: What a riot, huh, Bul?
Bul Super: Yeah. They say there's a sucker born every minute. They're wrong, of course. There's one born every second! Maybe more!
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Connections

Referenced in Dolly Dots: Het goede doel (1983) See more »

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If you could only choose one animated feature to be in your childhood memory ..pick this one.
3 August 2003 | by swinnekeSee all my reviews

The movie , based on comic , starts a little dark and moody and directly brings up the huge "vibe" around this movie.Everything is just perfect! The animation is superb , the voice-acting is one of the best I've ever heard , when you hear Bommel say "Als je begrijpt wat ik bedoel" for only one time , you'll never forget his voice.It's a very touching story with tears but also laughter , and lot's of it. Definatly my top movie from my childhood years ( Hey , I still watch it , sue me !).

If you could only pick one animated feature to be in your childhood memory.. pick this one.


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Country:

Netherlands | Japan

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

3 February 1983 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

The Dragon That Wasn't (Or Was He?) See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

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Rob Houwer Film, Topcraft See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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