The Reluctant Dragon (1941) 720p YIFY Movie

The Reluctant Dragon (1941)

The Reluctant Dragon is a movie starring Robert Benchley, Frances Gifford, and Buddy Pepper. Humorist Robert Benchley learns about the animation process at Walt Disney Studios while trying to find the great man himself to pitch him...

IMDB: 7.01 Likes

  • Genre: Animation | Comedy
  • Quality: 720p
  • Size: 910.53M
  • Resolution: / fps
  • Language: English
  • Run Time: 74
  • IMDB Rating: 7.0/10 
  • MPR: Normal
  • Peers/Seeds: 6 / 28

The Synopsis for The Reluctant Dragon (1941) 720p

Humorist Robert Benchley attempts to find Walt Disney to ask him to adapt a short story about a gentle dragon who would rather recite poetry than be ferocious. Along the way, he is given a tour of Walt Disney Studios, and learns about the animation process.


The Director and Players for The Reluctant Dragon (1941) 720p

[Director]Alfred L. Werker
[Role:]Nana Bryant
[Role:]Buddy Pepper
[Role:]Frances Gifford
[Role:]Robert Benchley


The Reviews for The Reluctant Dragon (1941) 720p


loved it!Reviewed byzordon42Vote: 7/10

I just loved this cartoon, and I hope that video stores have it, so that I may rent it or buy it. what I liked about this cartoon was the voices and the songs that the dragon, esp. the song that the dragon sang while he was taking a shower; and my favorite scenes were when the dragon and sir giles were in the cave and they were both shouting and carrying on as if they were doing battle, when actually they were having tea!

Worth seeing despite being greatly unevenReviewed byWizard-8Vote: 7/10

"The Reluctant Dragon" got a somewhat hostile response from critics when it first came out. To some degree, I can understand the negative reaction. For one thing, it often comes more like an advertisement for the Disney company instead of an original story. Also, while the movie promises to answer some questions to its audience about how cartoons are made, it doesn't go into that much depth about the subject. And some of what it presents is wrong, from hiring actors to play cartoon staff to suggesting that the audio for a cartoon is made after the animation is done. It also doesn't help that while Robert Benchley was a funny guy elsewhere, the material given to him as the movie's pseudo-host just isn't that funny.

But if you are an animation buff and/or a Disney buff, the movie does have its rewards. There are occasional legitimate peeks into the Disney company at the time, and those peeks do have some interest. And while the live action footage is mostly disappointing, the animated sequences do deliver - not just the title cartoon, but also "Baby Weems" and the Goofy cartoon. I don't know if kids would sit still for the entire movie, but those certain adults I mentioned at the start of this paragraph should find the movie has its rewards.

Strangely charming but preposterousReviewed byPlutonicLoveVote: 7/10

This is a strangely charming but preposterous tale of author Robert Benchley's visits to the Disney Studios in Burbank in order to convince Walt to adapt his book. In an Adrian Lyne-ian plot twist it turns out the book has already been adapted without the author's knowledge or approval, but he nevertheless decides not to sue. Offers little real insights into the studio or animation process.

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