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The Reluctant Dragon (1941)

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Robert Benchley Robert Benchley
Robert Benchley
Buddy Pepper Buddy Pepper
Humphrey
Nana Bryant Nana Bryant
Mrs. Benchley
Claud Allister Claud Allister
Sir Giles
Barnett Parker Barnett Parker
The Dragon
Billy Lee Billy Lee
The Boy
Florence Gill Florence Gill
Florence Gill / Clara Cluck


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Ted Sears Ted Sears
(screenplay)


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The Reluctant Dragon

7 months, 1 week ago at Jan 9 16:41
Worth a watch less a complete film and more as a curio from the most fertile creative period in the Disney studio’s output. The Reluctant Dragon pretends to be an extended behind-the-scenes glimpse of how the Disney animation team makes one of their cartoons, but it’s a scrubbed clean and antiseptic look. This is not a real look into making an animated short or feature, but a scrubbed clean fa... read more
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Humorist Robert Benchley learns about the animation process at Walt Disney Studios while trying to find the great man himself to pitch him the idea of making a cartoon about a shy dragon. The film combines live action and animation.
Release date: 20 June 1941
UPC: 786936199161
Tags: Comedy (2), Animation (2), 74 Minutes (1), Family (1), Disney Animation (1), 1941 (1), American (1), Children's (1), Animated (1), HQ (1)
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The Reluctant Dragon

“Worth a watch less a complete film and more as a curio from the most fertile creative period in the Disney studio’s output. The Reluctant Dragon pretends to be an extended behind-the-scenes glimpse of how the Disney animation team makes one of their cartoons, but it’s a scrubbed clean and antiseptic look. This is not a real look into making an animated short or feature, but a scrubbed clean face of a studio in troubled times.   Take for instance that many of the animators and staff that Robert Benchley meets during his wanderings in the studio are actors and day players. At the time, Disney was in the midst of an animator’s strike, and Uncle Walt was a contentious figure among the staff at this point. Dumbo, here glimpsed through a cameo appearance from Casey Jr. and a team of ani” read more

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