The Reluctant Dragon
The Reluctant Dragon (1941)

Comic legend Robert Benchley visits the Walt Disney Studios, hoping to talk Uncle Walt into creating a film based on Kenneth Grahame's The Reluctant Dragon. Along the way, he receives a behind-the-scenes tour of the animation process in… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 20, 1941
DVD Release Date: May 12, 2009
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Brian Costello
Common Sense Media

Excellent glimpse into how animation was made in the '40s.

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Austin Kennedy
Film Geek Central

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.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

One of the most fascinating, irregular curios in all the cobwebby corners of Disney history.

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Spencer S.
So...I found out that this film exists; for some reason. It's not why the film actually exists that bugs me, because it works well as an educational tool… More
Anthony Valletta
A fascinating behind the scenes look at some of the animators from Disney's Golden Age.