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Ever wish you could see a dragon? Or wonder how they fly or why they breathe fire? Journey back to a magical time when the skies were filled with these amazing creatures in The Flight of Dragons, a dazzling, feature-length animated version of Peter Dickinson’s acclaimed book from Rankin/Bass Studios. Victor Buono, James Gregory, James Earl Jones, Harry Morgan, John Ritter and Larry Storch provide voices for this wondrous tale set in the Dark Ages. The sinister Red Wizard Ommadon (Jones) threatens to destroy nature. The world’s hope is a man of science and magic from the future. That man is Peter (Ritter), snatched from the 20th century by the Green Wizard Carolinus (Morgan) to capture Ommadon’s empowering Red Crown. With a fire-breathing dragon, an outlaw elf and a noble knight as comrades-in-arms, Peter applies modern-day logic to battling ages-old evil.
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CastJames Gregory, James Earl Jones, Harry Morgan, Victor Buono, John Ritter, Don Messick, Paul Frees
DirectorJules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.
Genre:  Adventure, Animation, Family, Fantasy
Release Date:  August 17, 1982 ; August 3, 1986
MPAA Rating:  Unrated
Screen WriterRomeo Muller
DVD Release Date:  November 17, 2009
Runtime:  96 minutes
Studio:  Warner Bros. Pictures
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Quick Tip by . September 09, 2011
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The Flight of Dragons is one of the best animated fantasy films I've ever seen. Its combination of intelligent story and heartfelt characterization distinguishes it from the majority of animated films during the time it was released and has helped it to achieve a cult classic status.   Produced and directed by the Rankin/Bass team responsible for the 1977 animated film of The Hobbit and the 1980 film of The Return of the King, The Flight of Dragons has a similar visual motif and style …
Quick Tip by . October 07, 2010
One of Bass and Rankin's finest feature length films and often overlooked. Good animation and a great family film.
Quick Tip by . October 28, 2009
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Quite simply one of the most underrated & intelligent animated fantasy films for children. Features quality animation & a great voice cast.
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