? Behind the Scenes at the Walt Disney Studio ?

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  1. Enrique B Chamorro

    Enrique B Chamorro Supporting Actor

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    I found a review, but I still don't have an answer
    to how much of "The Reluctant Dragon" do we get?
    Review at;
    http://www.dvdfile.com/software/revi...es_behind.html
    Is there an uncut version of Reluctant Dragon,
    or is the run-time a disputed item?
    I am on the fence about this tin set,
    but I have the Mickey Mouse B&W and the Goofy set
    and the color Mickey and Silly Symphony.
     
  2. Steven Wesley

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    C'mon Enrique... you know you want to get it [​IMG]
    I picked it up, but haven't had a chance to view it yet. Even if I did, I wouldn't know the answer.
     
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    Get it.
     
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    Judging from the DVDtoons review, The Reluctant Dragon is indeed the full-length version.
     
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    Man, you guys sound like a crack dealer!
    [​IMG]
    The sad thing is, yes I do want it!
    I found a better review at;
    http://www.dvdtoons.com/reviews/121
    It sounds like "The Reluctant Dragon" has been
    considered both a short and a feature.
    I guess I will get the tin.
    Tiny Tim will just have to see the doctor after
    Christmas!
    [​IMG]
     
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    Dvdfile says "live action short", but I think that has to do with a mix-up somewhere...

    Enrique:

    "It sounds like "The Reluctant Dragon" has been considered both a short and a feature."

    The live action TRD is definitely a feature at 74 minutes (at least that's what it says on the cover of the VHS version). However, that 74 min film also includes various animated bits and pieces and 2-3 shorts - one of them titled "The Reluctant Dragon" which gave its name to the whole feature.
     
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    I got this set mainly for The Reluctant Dragon, the feature. Within it you have one Goofy short left off the Complete Goofy (to avoid redundacy), the Baby Weems short and the Reluctant Dragon short, which is very funny. Moreover, there is some more exclusive animation on the set, such as in The Plausible Impossible, where Walt inteacts with Donald in showcasing to the audience sound effects, etc. All in all, very cool stuff.
     
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    Leonard Maltin on "Behind the Scenes..." (from an interview I did with him recently):

     
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    --The mix-up is that the reviewer has no idea what he's talking about. He calls "The Reluctant Dragon" a "propaganda flick" and thinks that the entire set consists of Disneyland TV shows. He also states that each of the five or six "episodes" - he can't decide how many - last about 50 minutes apiece, while the running times of the ACTUAL programs on this disc vary from about 10 minutes up to 70+ for Dragon. He thinks everything on this set was shot in color, whereas much of DVD One is exclusively B&W. It's a bad review... ---


    I Agree. Its almost as bad and error filled as their Babylon 5: Season One review. I sent the writer an e-mail the day the review came out and politely notified him that "The Reluctant Dragon" was an actual Theatrical release and runs 72 minutes and that it is not an episode of the Disneyland T.V. series and is not 50 minutes long but I received no reply and no change was made to the review. This sounds like another rush review where the set was just skimmed through and not actually watched just like the Babylon 5: Season One review which resulted in numerous errors in both reviews.
    Anyways I have the set and can confirm that The Reluctant Dragon is the complete "Theatrical" version.
     
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    Just got this set and although I've only had the chance to scan through it so far, it seems to contain some fascinating material. It's great to have, for the first time ever, parts of the 3 early Disneyland TV shows in color. Leonard Maltin's introductions are particularly good in covering much background information.
     
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    Well, I may have to cave in and buy this. I wasn't originally planning on buying this DVD, as I was concerned about its replay value. But it sounds like the features it includes may be worth having, even if I only watch them one time.

    Must resist!

    Steve K.
     
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    Reluctant Dragon was a featurette; a part of a compilation film which included a Disney studio tour as well as the Goofy short, How to Ride a Horse.

    The "idyllic" tour behind the scenes of the studio and meeting with "animator" Alan Ladd approximately coincided with an industry strike of the studio.

    During the tour, one can see model figures for characters used in Peter Pan.
     
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    I just received a reply from Leonard Maltin about the question of whether or not THE RELUCTANT DRAGON is the original edit. What a nice fellow!


     

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