Nice fantasy movie. The DVD cover is a horrible representation of the actual, darker film.
The Flight of Dragons is a 1982 animated movie produced by Jules Bass and Arthur Rankin, Jr. and loosely combining the speculative natural history book of the same name (1979) by Peter Dickinson with the novel The Dragon and the George (1976) by Gordon R. Dickson. The film centres upon a quest undertaken to stop an evil wizard who plans to rule the world by dark magic. A major theme within the story is the question of whether science and magic can co-exist. This is told mostly through the experience of character Peter Dickinson, drawn from the 20th Century into the magical realm.
Released direct to video, it was aired as an ABC 'Movie of the Week' in 1986, and released by Warner Brothers as a made-to-order DVD in the US on 17 November 2009 as part of the "Warner Archive Collection".
The opening song is sung by Don McLean.
The 'Green Wizard' Carolinus (Harry Morgan) discovers magic failing as humanity emphasise science, and summons his colleagues Lo Tae Zhao (Don Messick) the Golden...