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The Reluctant Dragon (1941) was a Animation - Family Film directed by Ub Iwerks and Jack Cutting and produced by Walt Disney.

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The Reluctant Dragon ( 1941 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Nov 7, 2015 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

After the immense critical and box-office success of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Pinocchio, Walt Disney Studios was bombarded with requests from his fans to show how these cartoons were created. The brass at RKO Pictures were also keen to see how the cartoons that they were distributing were... Read full article


The Reluctant Dragon ( 1941 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Nov 7, 2015 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

After the immense critical and box-office success of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Pinocchio, Walt Disney Studios was bombarded with requests from his fans to show how these cartoons were created. The brass at RKO Pictures were also keen to see how the cartoons that they were distributing were... Read full article


The Reluctant Dragon ( 1941 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Nov 7, 2015 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

After the immense critical and box-office success of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Pinocchio, Walt Disney Studios was bombarded with requests from his fans to show how these cartoons were created. The brass at RKO Pictures were also keen to see how the cartoons that they were distributing were... Read full article


O Drag?o Relutante / The Reluctant Dragon (1941)

By L? on Sep 18, 2015 From Critica Retro

O Drag?o Relutante / The Reluctant Dragon (1941) Eu tinha seis anos de idade, talvez um pouco mais, e adorava as fitas de v?deo (sim, do tempo do VHS/VCR) da Disney. Cada fita vinha com algumas propagandas de outras fitas, verdadeiros trailers feitos especialmente para aqueles lan?amentos em ... Read full article


The Reluctant Dragon (1941)

on Mar 4, 2014 From Journeys in Classic Film

After devoting over a year and a half to reviewing every Disney animated film, I was ready to put Disney behind me, for awhile.? I recently became one-half of the Walt Sent Me podcast (available to listen to now) and our first featured film was The Reluctant Dragon.? The Reluctant Dragon isn’t... Read full article


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Quotes from

Sir Giles: Uh, the time has come, you know.
The Dragon: [clapping excitedly] You mean... I die now?
Sir Giles: Oh yes indeed. As per-agreed, we'll seal our pact, old thing.
[placing the lance under the Dragon's arm]
Sir Giles: Take that!


Sir Giles: Radish so red / Radish so red / Plucked from the heart of your warm little bed / Sprinkle some salt on the top of your head /
[eats radish]
Sir Giles: Delicious.


[Robert Benchley and his wife are driving to the Disney studio]
Robert Benchley: It's a wild goose chase, that's what it is. I don't imagine he's out here in the first place.
Mrs. Benchley: Where else would he be?
Robert Benchley: You know these movie producers; New York, Saratoga, Palm Beach...
Mrs. Benchley: Hollywood.


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Facts about

The Mickey Avenue/Dopey Drive signpost was built specifically for the movie, and was supposed to be removed afterward. It wasn't, and it still stands at the Disney studio.
This is the first full-length feature for Disney where the voices are credited.
Portions of this film had to be redone because of objections by the Hays Office. The dragon was originally drawn with a navel which had to removed before the film could be passed.
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Also directed by Alfred L. Werker




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