The Reluctant Dragon
Studio: Disney Release Date : June 20, 1941 Series:

Cumulative rating:
(2 ratings submitted)


A small boy would love to see a fight between a knight and a fearsome dragon. But the dragon would rather not fight and recite poetry.


United States

The Reluctant Dragon


The Reluctant Dragon
Disneys Schönste Märchen: Micky und die Kletterbohne


L'apprenti Sorcier


The Reluctant Dragon
L'apprendista Stregone e Altre Storie

Laserdisc (CLV)

United States

Mickey and the Beanstalk / The Reluctant Dragon


Behind the Scenes at Walt Disney Studio
Mickey and the Beanstalk and The Reluctant Dragon


United States

It's a Small World of Fun - Volume 4
Walt Disney Animation Collection : Volume 6 : The Reluctant Dragon
Disney Treasures : Behind the Scenes at the Walt Disney Studios


Zauberhafte Marchenwelt 6


Walt Disney Le Fiabe 6

United Kingdom

Walt Disney's Fables : Volume 6

BluRay Disc

United States

The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad / Fun and Fancy Free

Technical Specifications

Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Cinematographic Format: Spherical
Color Type: Technicolor
Negative Type: 35mm
Original Country: United States
Original Language: English
Print Type: 35mm
Sound Type: Mono: RCA Sound Recording

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From Ryan :

I remember seeing this cartoon as a kid. I absolutely loved it. It has been quite awhile since I've seen this cartoon. I've seen videos of it, but never seen it on the Disney Channel/Toon Disney. I wonder why.

From Melanie :

This is the best movie ever! I used to watch it every day as a kid. And the best line: "Poor little upside down cake, your bottom is your top!"

From Rick Hewitt :

Enjoyed it the first time I saw it. Didn't realize at the time that the originally released VHS had the Disney animation walkthrough as part of it. Everyone else either added Morris the Midget Moose or left it with just Reluctant Dragon. Enjoy it even more since I've been able to pick up quite a bit or work in progress from part of the Thornton Hee (T Hee) estate through a dealer. Load of fun.

From Clara Bryant :

Rating this a 10. My children are now teenagers and I had to come online to find the name of this cartoon that they LOVED as little girls. And it was The Reluctant Dragon. I am going to purchase it for them, if I can find them, to place in their hope chest for their kids one day. Love the movie.

From Baruch Weiss :

I have seen this cartoon countless times on home video as part of the Mini Classics series. I enjoyed the title presentation where cartoon versions of the people who worked on the cartoon are shown and I enjoy the scene where the dragon is giving a music lesson to three birds.

From Mike Riggans :

Quite a classic animation film. Ahead of it's time.

From Mike Priolo :

"The Reluctant Dragon" gets my vote for the funniest Disney short ever made!