The Reluctant Dragon (A Day at Disneys) (Behind the Scenes at Walt Disney Studio)
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The Reluctant Dragon (A Day at Disneys) (Behind the Scenes at Walt Disney Studio)
The very first Disney feature to include live-action footage, this behind-the-scenes documentary about the studio's animation process includes the cartoon short of the title, which in later years was often exhibited separately from this film. Robert Benchley stars as himself, a visitor to the Disney lot, where he intends to pitch an animated version of the children's fairy tale The Reluctant Dragon by Kenneth Grahame to Walt Disney himself. Benchley wanders away from his studio-appointed guide and tours the facilities himself, where he sees various new cartoons in the process of being… More

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Excellent glimpse into how animation was made in the '40s."
‑ Brian Costello, Common Sense Media
"This isn't really so much a movie as it is just an excuse to show the movie-going audience some of what goes into making an animated film. And you know what? That's absolutely fine by me."
‑ Austin Kennedy, Film Geek Central
"One of the most fascinating, irregular curios in all the cobwebby corners of Disney history."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy