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|Merlin and the Dragons|
Actor: Kevin Kline
Directors: Dennis Woodyard, Hu Yihong
Genres: Kids & Family, Television, Animation
Studio: Uni Dist Corp (music) Release Date: 02/08/2005 Rating: Nr
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Traven J. Terzich | usa | 10/21/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Next to Disney's Sword in the Stone this is the best animated Arthurian movie.
the story itself is based off the book by Jane Yolen.
Yolen retells the story orginly told by Geoffery of Monmeth.
the young Merlin is taken by the tyrant Vortigern so that the king can sacrifice him and make his tower stand. Merlin however revils why the tower can not stand and has the men dig up the sight, which releases two Dragons; one White and one Red.
Merlin then prophesies the future.
he also tells Vortigern how he will meet his fate.
Vortigern would soon meet his end burt alive in his tower by Uther and his brother.
Yolen retells Geoffery's story quit well. the orginal book is very good with its story and art.
this animated version is a good adaptation of that book.
here the art is by Alan Lee (best known for his Lord of the Rings work).
Merlin narrats the whole story to young Arthur, who has just taken the sword from the stone and become king.
it is a two fold story, in which Arthur learns of his true orgins.
Kevin kline narrats the story and does a good job.
this is defitly a good movie for young viewers who like King Arthur.
it also is a much more faithful version of the orginal legends then other movies and series
such as the miniseries Merlin with Sam Neil or the BBC Merlin series.
Merlin and the Dragons is far better then those series because it preserves the orignal legend and retells it quit well.
Excellent- A classic
Bob Dole's Cock | 05/27/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I remember this from when I was a young child- I'm 20 now and for years I had scenes from this movie running through my head, but could not figure out which one it was. Finally I came upon it and its as good now as then. A hard to find dvd."
Well made, great characters.
microjoe | 01/09/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In this animated tale, a young King Arthur visits Merlin in his workshop to complain about a dream he is having. Merlin tells him a story about his youth, when he first learned the power of dreams, and came face to face with dragons. Voices and narration by Kevin Kline. Based on a story by Jane Yolen. Art design is by Alan Lee. Music by Michael Rubini. Fully animated, terrific colors and characters. The dragons are impressive. 52 minutes long. It has separate language audio tracks in 7 languages. I recommend this intelligent story to all."