- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 36 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: November 17, 2009
- Originally Released: 1982
- Label: Warner Archives
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
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Description by OLDIES.com:
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.
Set in a time of sword and sorcery, THE FLIGHT OF DRAGONS is an epic animated adventure spanning time and space. Peter Dickenson (John Ritter) is a modern-day man of science. Designing video games for a living, Peter is astonished when he's magically transported from the 20th century back to mystical times to battle Ommadon (James Earl Jones), an evil wizard bent on destroying the land. Accompanied by a fiery dragon, an outlaw elf, a chivalrous knight, and an over-the-hill magician, Peter sets out on a quest to capture the Red Crown that empowers the wicked sorcerer.
A precursor to directors Jules Bass and Arthur Rankin's epic TV series THUNDERCATS, THE FLIGHT OF DRAGONS includes a plethora of fantasy creatures--orcs, elves, dwarves, and, of course, dragons. Featuring an array of voices, including Ritter, Jones, Victor Buono, and Harry Morgan, the film successfully captures all the essential DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS-like elements and places them in a setting that is both educational and entertaining.
A modern day man of science is magically snatched from the 20th century to battle a medieval wizard. Accompanied by a fiery dragon, an outlaw elf and a chivalrous knight, he sets out on a quest to capture the Red Crown that empowers the wicked sorcerer. Voices of Victor Buono, James Earl Jones, Harry Morgan, John Ritter and others.