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Dragon Hunters (2008)

Chasseurs de dragons (original title)
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A fantastic tale telling the adventures of two dragon hunters!
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Credited cast:
Vincent Lindon ... Lian-Chu (voice)
Patrick Timsit Patrick Timsit ... Gwizdo (voice)
Philippe Nahon ... Le Seigneur Arnold (voice)
Amanda Lear Amanda Lear ... Gildas (voice)
Marie Drion Marie Drion ... Zoé (voice)
Jeremy Prevost Jeremy Prevost ... Hector (voice)
Jean-Marc Lentretien Jean-Marc Lentretien ... Mamular (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John DiMaggio ... Fat John (voice)
Elias Eliot ... Gildas (voice)
Jess Harnell ... Gildas (voice)
Nick Jameson ... Lord Arnold (voice)
Mary Mouser ... Zoé (voice) (as Mary Matilyn Mouser)
Rob Paulsen ... Gwizdo / Bat / Lensflair (voice)
Forest Whitaker ... Lian-Chu (voice)
Dave Wittenberg ... Hector (voice)
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Storyline

The world has become a vast conglomerate of islands of varying size and shape. This babbling universe is mainly populated with ruthless rogues, surly peasants and illiterate, petty lords. Their main concerns revolve around two fundamental rules: Eat and don't get eaten. For this new world has become infested with a terrible plague: omnipresent, monstrously famished, mutant creatures are wreaking havoc - They are known as the Dragons. Gwizdo and Lian-Chu are two dragon hunters, but are a long way from being among the best. Their only real talents: the size of the hulking brute with the heart of gold, Lian-Chu, and Gwizdo's talent for scams of all and any shape or form. Their sole ambition: to buy a little farm where they can relax and raise mussels, a creature that is a lot less unpleasant and difficult to hunt down than dragons. A few islands away rises the fortress of Lord Arnold. Arnold has a problem: he's living in terror at the thought of the return of World Eater, that horrible ... Written by Anonymous

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La chasse aux dragons, c'est pas un conte de fées (Dragon hunting isn't a fairy tale)


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some scary images, fantasy action and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The film was released between the first and second seasons of the series. See more »

Quotes

Gwizdo: [reading the story of the Silver Knight Gothic to Zoé as a bedtime story] "And brave Silver Knight Gothic wrenched the terrifying creature out of the shadow. His shiny scales were dripping blood from the children he had just devoured, and whose terrifying screams still echoed in the bone chilling wind of the labyrinth. The fat slimy creature growled, revealing his sharp, crooked, yellow fangs he moved away from the oozing wall. The Silver Knight Gothic stared him straight in the eye and said, ...
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Connections

Follows Dragon Hunters (2004) See more »

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User Reviews

 
Really enjoyable
25 July 2009 | by AlexMLehmannSee all my reviews

After watching the trailer I was surprised this movie never made it into theaters, so I ordered the BluRay. I had a great time watching it and have to say that this movie is better than some major animation movies out there. Of course, it has its flaws but I can still really recommend it. The animation is well done, very entertaining and unique and the story kept me watching it all the way to the end. Some of the backdrops are just drop-dead gorgeous and you can see the French talent behind it. I thought that Forest Whitaker's performance feels a bit lifeless but that is how the character Lian-Chu is depicted in this movie. So overall, thumbs up, I liked it a lot and I hope it is successful enough for all the studios involved to continue making great movies like this. I would recommend to give it a chance and be surprised how great a movie can be with such a small budget. Hektor alone is worth watching the movie since some of his moments are Stitch-like hilarious.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

France | Luxembourg | Germany

Language:

French

Release Date:

26 March 2008 (France) See more »

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Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR11,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,389,088
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