|The Reluctant Dragon|
|Directed by||Alfred Werker (live action) |
Hamilton Luske (animation)
|Written by||Live-action: |
Robert Benchley (uncredited)
The Reluctant Dragon segment:
Kenneth Grahame (original book)
Baby Weems segment:
|Produced by||Walt Disney|
|Starring||Robert Benchley |
|Edited by||Paul Weatherwax|
|Distributed by||RKO Radio Pictures|
|January 2, 1941 (Short Movie) |
June 20, 1941 (Segment)
The Reluctant Dragon is a 1941 American combined live action and animated movie. It was produced by Walt Disney. It was released by RKO Radio Pictures on June 20, 1941. The movie gives a tour of the then-new Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California.
The first third of the movie is in black-and-white. The last two-thirds are in Technicolor. Most of the movie is live-action. There are four short animated parts. There is black-and-white part with Casey Junior from Dumbo. There are three Technicolor cartoons: Baby Weems, Goofy's How to Ride a Horse, and The Reluctant Dragon. The Reluctant Dragon is based on Kenneth Grahame's book of the same name.