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Dragon Nest: Warriors' Dawn (2014)

Not Rated | | Animation, Adventure, Family | 31 July 2014 (China)
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Lambert joins the Dragon Slayers' League to save Altera from the Black Dragon.


Yuefeng Song


Bill Borden (screenplay), Terry Izumi (story) | 4 more credits »
2 nominations. See more awards »





Credited cast:
Jiao Xu ... Liya (voice)
Guanlin Ji Guanlin Ji ... Neilwin (voice)
Ying Huang Ying Huang ... Elena (voice)
Dawei Shen Dawei Shen ... Lambert (voice)
Xianglong Meng Xianglong Meng ... Barnac (voice)
Ye Sun Ye Sun ... Gerrant (voice)
Tian Jing ... Argenta (voice)
Hong Shang Hong Shang ... Terram (voice)
Zitong Xia Zitong Xia ... Kasarana (voice)
Ge Hu ... Velsekud (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Blythe Auffarth ... Liya / Kasarana (voice)
Graham Beckel ... Varnak (voice)
Bianca Collins ... Argenta (voice)
Andy Comeau ... King (voice)
Lucas Grabeel ... Gerrant (voice)


The land of Altera has observed an uneasy peace for years among Humans, Elves and Evil beasts who are loyal to the legendary Black Dragon. But the Black Dragon begins to stir from its hibernation, sending the Beasts marching across Altera. With a beast conquest perilously close, a small group of Humans and Elves unite to try to find a secret hidden road to the Black Dragon's cave and destroy it. But the fate of all of them may be in the hands of the young warrior Lambert, who must summon the confidence and skill to face the Black Dragon himself just when all may be lost. Written by Mili Pictures

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Mili Pictures [China]




English | Mandarin | Cantonese | Russian

Release Date:

31 July 2014 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Dragon Nest: Rise of the Black Dragon See more »


Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,690,000 (China), 3 August 2014, Wide Release
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Mili Pictures See more »
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Followed by Throne of Elves (2016) See more »

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~~Action packed movie for the whole family to enjoy (NO SPOILERS)~~
22 August 2015 | by ShengalangSee all my reviews

As a 23 year old, watching this movie was much more enjoyable than I thought it would be. What interested me about this movie was that I've played Dragon Nest in the past and I was interested to see what the movie would be like. Don't worry if you've never played Dragon Nest before, you do not need to know the story of the game in order to follow along in this movie. Everything was explained well enough throughout the movie that you will follow along just fine. To start off, I should warn you that there are deaths in this movie, but the fighting and deaths scenes are very contained. What I mean by that is when a character is cut, they do not show any blood or the wound and they do not die in any gruesome type of way. The atmosphere, character, and the cartoon style sort of resembles How To Train Your Dragon in many ways. If I had to choose something memorable, I would have to say the music really stood out the most. They did a great job of creating the atmosphere and setting the mood for most scenes.

There are a couple of things that I didn't like. It might be nitpicking since it's just a children's movie, but I feel like they could've done much better on some things. First of all, the whole story developed at a very fast pace, so fast that there was no room left for character development at all. Whatever character development did happen was only focused entirely around the main character. However, because of the fast pace, they were able to squeeze in a lot of enjoyable action scenes. Secondly, it was painfully obvious who the bad guys were. The stereotype of bad guys wear black clothing were very prominent in this movie.

In conclusion, this movie has pretty much everything you want in a children's action movie. Swords, magic, princesses, warriors, fighting, and DRAGONS!!!!

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