The Reluctant Dragon 1941 Walt Disney Film

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Alternative titles (from Letterboxd): Clássicos De Encantar: O Dragão Relutante, El Dragón Chiflado, הדרקון הפייטן - מאחורי הקלעים של אולפני וולט דיסני, Le Dragon Réticent, Le Dragon récalcitrant, Il drago riluttante, O Dragão Dengoso

The Reluctant Dragon plot from IMDb: "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."

The Reluctant Dragon trailer can be found on YouTube.

Directed by Alfred Werker (live action), Hamilton Luske (animation), Jack Cutting, Ub Iwerks, Jack Kinney (sequence directors)

Produced by Walt Disney

Written by Ted Sears, Al Perkins, Larry Clemmons, Bill Cottrell, Harry Clork, Robert Benchley, Kenneth Grahame (original book), Erdman Penner, T. Hee, Joe Grant, Dick Huemer, John Miller

Music by Frank Churchill, Larry Morey

Cinematography: Bert Giennon

Edited by Paul Weatherwax

Production company: Walt Disney Productions

Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures

Release date: June 20, 1941

Running time: 74 minutes

Budget: $600,000

Box office: $960,000 (worldwide rentals)

Cast and Characters:

Robert Benchley Robert Benchley

Frances Gifford Doris (Studio Artist)

Buddy Pepper Humphrey (Studio Guide)

Nana Bryant Mrs. Benchley

Claud Allister Sir Giles (segment "The Reluctant Dragon") (voice)

Barnett Parker The Dragon (segment "The Reluctant Dragon") (voice)

Billy Lee The Boy (segment "The Reluctant Dragon") (voice)

Florence Gill / Clara Cluck

Clarence Nash Donald Duck

Norman Ferguson (as Norm Ferguson)

Ward Kimball Ward Kimball

Jim Luske Jimmy - Baby Weems Model (as Jimmy Luske)

Alan Ladd Al - Baby Weems Storyboard Artist

Truman Woodworth

Hamilton MacFadden (as Hamilton Mac Fadden)