Dragons in films
George and the Dragon
George and the Dragon starring James Purefoy, Simon Callow and Piper Perabo, is a 2004 Sci-Fi Channel Historical fantasy film based in medieval England, and freely based on the legend of Saint George and the Dragon.
George, a knight returned from the Crusades, wishes to retire from soldiering, find a wife, and settle on “an acre of land with two head of cattle.” To conclude the transaction, he agrees to help the land’s owner, King Edgaar, whose daughter Princess Lunna has disappeared. Also in search of the princess are Garth, engaged of the reluctant princess, and the mercenary El Cabillo.
The princess has been kidnapped by a female dragon, which lays an egg and then apparently dies a few days later. Rather than escaping, the princess decides to be the protector the egg, which she believes holds the last dragon on earth.
Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon
Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon is a 2010 animated short film by DreamWorks Animation, Featuring the voices of Craig Ferguson as Gobber the Belch and Jay Baruchel as Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III. It was written by Peter Steinfeld and directed by John Puglisi.
The short was originally broadcast on television on October 14, 2010 on Cartoon Network and released as a special feature on Blu-ray and double DVD edition of the original feature film on October 15, 2010.
The film follows Hiccup and his young fellows accompanying their mentor, Gobber, on a quest to kill the legendary Boneknapper Dragon, an enormous, yet completely silent dragon that covers itself in bones for armour. Gobber belives the Boneknapper Dragon caused a fire in his home.
Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Dragonheart is a 1996 fantasy adventure film directed by Rob Cohen. It stars the voice of Sean Connery, Dennis Quaid, Pete Postlethwaite, Dina Meyer, and David Thewlis. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects and various other awards in 1996 and 1997.
The last dragon and a cynical dragon slaying knight must combine forces to stop a wicked king who was given partial immortality and to remind people of what honour really means.
The Railway Dragon
The Railway Dragon is a 1989 American television animated film.Starring Tracey Moore as Emily, Barry Morse as The Railway Dragon and Leslie Nielsen as the narrator.
A little girl named Emily knows that there’s something extraordinary in the railway tunnel close to her home, regardless of what everybody else thinks. So she decides to investigate the mysterious tunnel for herself, After a short-lived panic owing to a fat rat, she tries to give it some food but the rat instead runs down a burrow. Emily follows and inadvertently slides down the burrow and is amazed when she comes face to face with a grouchy old dragon.
The Birthday Dragon
The Birthday Dragon is a 1992 American television animated film. It is a sequel to the 1989 animated film The Railway Dragon. (See above) starring the voices of Tracey Moore as Emily and Barry Morse as The Railway Dragon.
3 years on since first meeting the Railway Dragon, Emily manages to call him to her house one night by yelling. When he gets there, Emily tells him that she thinks it’s a great idea if he comes to her birthday party and meets her other friends. The dragon, on the other hand, is hesitant as he feels that the world is not yet secure for him or his brethren, even though Emily’s telling him there are lots of people like her who can make the world safe for dragons….
Puff, the Magic Dragon
Puff, the Magic Dragon is a 30 minute animated television film released on October 30, 1978, based on the song of the same name. Puff was voiced by Burgess Meredith and the doctors were voiced by Frank Nelson, Charles Woolf, and Regis Cordic.
It was followed by two made-for-TV sequels, Puff the Magic Dragon in the Land of Living Lies (1979) and Puff and the Incredible Mr. Nobody (1982).
The film starts with Puff talking about a little boy named Jackie Draper, who is so self conscious and fearful that he has stopped talking overall. His parents are so troubled by this that they have three doctors look at him, and they say it is fruitless and that little Jackie will never talk again. Jackie returns to his room, where he sits until Puff comes to through his bedroom window and starts to natter with him.