The Flight of Dragons

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"A wondrous tale of action and suspense, damsels and ogres, dungeons and dragons, questing knights and evil warlocks."
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  • 1982
  • 1 hr 32 min
  • 7.7  (5,403)

The Flight of Dragons is an animated fantasy film from 1982 that tells the story of a journey between the magical and real world. The movie is based on the novel "The Dragon and the George" by Gordon R. Dickson and features an impressive voice cast composed of Victor Buono, James Gregory, James Earl Jones, and Harry Morgan. The main character of the story is Peter Dickinson, a real-world scientist who finds himself sent on a magical journey to save both the magical and the real world. In the magical world, Peter is transformed into a legendary wizard named Carolinus, and he teams up with three other legendary creatures: a dragon, a knight, and a prince.

Together, the group sets out to find the evil mage Ommadon, who threatens to destroy the magical world by drying up the realms of magic. Throughout the journey, the group faces many obstacles and challenges, including battles with fierce creatures and treacherous landscapes.

The dragon, named Gorbash, is one of the most endearing characters in the story. Gorbash is a young dragon who has a passion for singing and is not very good at breathing fire. He is bullied by the other dragons because of his singing and longs for a chance to prove himself. Gorbash joins the group in the hope of finding his true purpose in life and to help save the magical world.

The knight, Sir Orrin Neville-Smythe, is a brave and chivalrous knight who is on a quest to find his true love, Princess Melisande. He is also a skilled fighter and helps to protect the group from the dangers they encounter along the way.

The prince, a young man named Peter, is the rightful heir to the kingdom that Ommadon is trying to destroy. Peter is the weakest of the group, physically and emotionally, but he has the ability to see into the future, and this talent proves to be invaluable in their quest. With the help of the group, Peter learns to embrace his destiny and find the courage to face his fears.

The villain Ommadon is voiced by James Earl Jones, who gives a commanding performance. Ommadon is a powerful mage who seeks to destroy the magical world with his dark powers. He is a ruthless and cunning adversary, and the group must use all their strengths to defeat him.

The animation in The Flight of Dragons is charming and nostalgic, with vivid colors and unique character designs. The music is also notable, featuring a blend of rock and orchestral compositions by the group, Limelight.

Overall, The Flight of Dragons is an entertaining and enchanting film that fans of fantasy and animation will enjoy. The story is well-crafted, and the characters are endearing and memorable. The themes of courage, friendship, and destiny are timeless, and the movie delivers them in an engaging and exciting way.

The Flight of Dragons is a 1982 kids & family movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 32 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.7.

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    7.7  (5,403)