The Reluctant Dragon (1941) Feature Length Theatrical Animated Film

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Alternate Title: Behind the Scenes at Walt Disney Studios

The Reluctant Dragon (Behind the Scenes at Walt Disney Studios , A Day at Disneys) (1941) Feature Length Theatrical Animated Film The Reluctant Dragon

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  • Feature Length Animated FilmFeature
  • Traditional Animation
  • Walt Disney Studios
  • Distributed by: RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.
  • Cartoon Characters: Casey, Jr. ("Casey, Jr.")
    Donald Duck, Clementine Cow ("Old MacDonald Duck")
    Baby Weems, John, Mrs. Weems, Albert Einstein, Franklin D. Roosevelt, George Bernard Shaw, Salvador Dali ("Baby Weems")
    Goofy ("How to Ride a Horse")
    Percy, The Reluctant Dragon, Sir Giles ("The Reluctant Dragon").
    Characters, Live Action: Robert Benchley, Mrs. Benchley, Humphrey, Doris, Ward Kimball, Fred Moore, Norman Ferguson, Clarence Nash, Florence Gill, Walt Disney.
  • Voice Actors: Robert Benchley, Frances Gifford, Buddy Pepper, Nana Bryant, Florence Gill, Clarence Nash, Alan Ladd, Norman Ferguson, Ward Kimball; Full Voice Cast Full Voice Cast...
  • Directed By Hamilton Luske, Ford Beebe, Jim Handley, Verity Erwin, Alfred L. Werker, Jasper Blystone; more Directors More Directors...
  • Produced By Walt Disney.
  • Animated By Ward Kimball, Fred Moore, Milt Neil, Wolfgang Reitherman, Walt Kelly, Jack Campbell, Claude Smith, Harvey Toombs, Bud Smith, Joshua L. Meador.
  • Music: Frank Churchill, Larry Morey, Charles Wolcott.
  • Editor: Paul Weatherwax.
  • Originally Released on June 20, 1941. (more dates More Dates...)
  • Originally Released Theatrically.
  • Running Time: 72 minutes.
  • Production Number: 2005.
    Production Number: 1379 (Baby Weems segment).
    Production Number: 1244 (Reluctant Dragon segment)
  • Black & White, TechniColor
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

Cartoon Summary:

Robert Benchley is at the new Walt Disney Studios, there to pitch a story idea for an animated version of The Reluctant Dragon by Kenneth Grahame. As he is searching for Walt Disney, he goes into various departments, and sees a variety of the work that goes into...  (more)

Cartoon Production Information:

Alternate Titles:

"Behind the Scenes at Walt Disney Studios" and "A Day at Disneys (Television)."

A combined live-action and animated film. Five short animated stories totaling about 40 minutes wrapped around a tour of the Walt Disney Studios. The first third of the movie is in Black & White, and switches to Technicolor when Benchley goes to...  (more)

Production budget estimated at $600,000.

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This gem is not yet available on DVD in the UK, so I've had to ship over an American import on the BEHIND THE SCENES DISNEY TREASURES Tin DVD Set. It is well worth your time and money.

Whilst I'm not convinced this was how Walt Disney...  (read more)

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Good film! I enjoyed it.

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