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The Reluctant Dragon [1941]

Director:Hamilton Luske
Writer:Berk Anthony
Erdman Penner
T. Hee
Composer:Frank Churchill
Larry Morey
Songs:Erdman Penner
T. Hee
Length:21 minutes
MPAA Rating:UR
Sorting Category:Kids
IMDB Rating:7.0/10
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Synopsis: Humorist Robert Benchley learns about the animation process at Walt Disney Studios while trying to find the great man himself to pitch him the idea of making a cartoon about a shy dragon.

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Hamilton Luske => Director
Berk Anthony => Writer
Erdman Penner => Writer / Songs
T. Hee => Writer / Songs
Frank Churchill => Composer
Larry Morey => Composer
Kenneth Grahame => Original Story
Barnett Parker => The Dragon (segment "The Reluctant Dragon")  (voice)
Billy Lee => The Boy (segment "The Reluctant Dragon") (voice)
Claud Allister => Sir Giles (segment "The Reluctant Dragon")  (voice)
J. Donald Wilson => Narrator (segment "The Reluctant Dragon") (voice) (uncredited)
Val Stanton => Courier (segment "The Reluctant Dragon") (voice) (uncredited)

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  • Portions of this film had to be redone because of objections by the Hays Office. The dragon was originally drawn with a navel which had to removed before the film could be passed.