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 ... Gildas (voice)
Marie Drion Marie Drion ... Zoé (voice)
Jérémy Prévost Jérémy Prévost ... Hector (voice) (as Jeremy Prevost)
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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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)


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

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In the German dub, Sven Plate reprises his role as Gwizdo. See more »

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[Gwizdo sees two bats sitting in front of him]
Gwizdo: D'ahh! What are you doing here?
Bat 1: Hello, Sir Gwizdo.
Bat 2: So the rat's jumping the ship, is he?
[They laugh mockingly]
Gwizdo: What's this circus all about?
Bat 2: You're abandoning your friend?
Bat 1: Lord McChicken?
[They laugh again]
Gwizdo: Wait a sec. What do you girls want? To make me feel guilty? Is that it?
[...]
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Absolutely Brilliant!
18 September 2008 | by Mr_SaxonSee all my reviews

Have you heard the story about the reluctant heroes who were hired by a King to slay a dragon? Oh, you have? Was it set in a world entirely composed of small islands floating above clouds, and did the heroes have to make dangerous leaps from one island to the next on their journey? Did water flow upwards and remnants of great cities levitate on the horizon? I didn't think so.

I stumbled onto this movie by accident and I'm really glad that I did! It's one of the most beautiful movies I've ever seen. Much like the Pixar movies, it's a piece of computer animated art that could only be possible in today's world. The animators have invested thought into almost everything that appears on the screen, and this attention to detail is staggering (the scene where the mushrooms in the foreground belch green smoke whilst the characters walk obliviously in the background is one of my favourites). The monsters are also fully realised and wonderful to watch in action.

Although the plot may not be entirely unique, the movie has enough charm to make sure you keep watching. Our protagonists are likable and interesting, ensuring the audience is behind their almost impossible quest to reach the end of the world and destroy the dragon which might otherwise devour everything in its path. Of course, Hector is the character most will fall in love with. A small blue creature with a crazy grin and a tendency to speak a mixture of nonsense and English, Hector provides comedy relief in a way Jar Jar Binks could only dream of.

In summary, I'd recommend watching The Dragon Hunters if you get the opportunity. Watch it for the incredible animation, the breath-taking battle scenes and for a glimpse into a world that's unlike anything else you've seen on a cinema or television screen. At the very least, it's a fun way to spend an hour and a half - no matter if you're nine or twenty-nine (which, in fact, I am)!


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France | Luxembourg | Germany

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Release Date:

26 March 2008 (France) See more »

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EUR11,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,389,088
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