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The Reluctant Dragon and The Wind in the Willows is a 1957 film of Disney animated shorts.

The creators of The Acamedy Award Review of Walt Disney Cartoons (1937), Fantasia (1940), Behind the Scenes at Walt Disney Studios (1941), Victory Through Air Power (1943), Saludos Amigos (1944), The Three Caballeros (1945), Make Mine Music (1946), Fun and Fancy Free (1947), Melody Time (1948) and The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949).

Worldwide Releases Edit

  • USA: 13. September 1957
  • German: 11. October 1957
  • French: 18. November 1957
  • Italiano: 13. December 1957
  • Spanish: 12. September 1958

Ten film segments Edit

Voice cast talents and crew Edit

  • Walt Disney Pictures
  • Distributed by BUENA VISTA Film Distribution Co. Inc
  • RKO Radio Pictures
  • Walt Disney Productions presents: "The Reluctant Dragon and The Wind in the Willows" - Color by TECHINCOLOR.
  • Story by Bill Peet (Based on the book by Kenneth Gramhame).
  • With the voice talents of:
    • J. Donald Wilson... Narrator (segment "The Reluctant Dragon")
    • Barnett Parker... The Reluctant Dragon (segment "The Reluctant Dragon")
    • Eric Blore... Mr. Toad (segment "The Wind in the Willows")
    • Basil Rathbone... Narrator (segment "The Wind in the Willows")
    • Val Stanton... Courier (segment "The Reluctant Dragon")
    • Billy Lee... The Boy (segment "The Reluctant Dragon")
    • Claude Allister... Sir Giles (segment "The Reluctant Dragon") / Ratty the Water Rat (segment "The Wind in the Willows")
    • Collin Campbell... Moley the Mole (segment "The Wind in the Willows")
    • Campbell Grant... Angus MacBadger (segment "The Wind in the Willows")
    • J. Pat O'Malley... Cyril Proundbottom (segment "The Wind in the Willows")
    • Oliver Wallace... Mr. Winkie (segment "The Wind in the Willows")
    • John McLeish... Prosecutor (segment "The Wind in the Willows")
    • Sterling Holloway... Narrator (segments "Peter and the Wolf" and "The Sorcerer's Apprentice")
    • Frances Langford... Singer (segment "Once Upon A Wintertime")
    • Art Smith... Narrator (segment "Education for Death")
    • Dinah Shore... Narrator / Singer (segment "Bongo")
    • Pinto Colvig... Practical Pig (segment "The Three Little Pigs")
    • Dorothy Compton... Fifer Pig (segment "The Three Little Pigs")
    • Mary Moder... Fiddler Pig (segment "The Three Little Pigs")
    • Billy Blechter... Big Bad Wolf (segment "The Three Little Pigs")
    • Fred Shields... Narrator (segments "Pedro" and "The Flying Gauchito")
  • Cartoon Sequences:
    • The Reluctant Dragon segment - Music: Paul Smith
    • Peter and the Wolf segment - Music: Oliver Wallace.
    • Once Upon A Wintertime segment - Music: Oliver Wallace.
    • Education for Death segment - Music: Paul Smith.
    • Bongo segment - Music: Oliver Wallace.
    • The Three Little Pigs segment - Music: Paul Smith.
    • The Sorcerer's Apprentice segment - Music: Paul Smith.
    • Pedro segment - Music: Paul Smith.
    • The Flying Gauchito segment - Music: Paul Smith.
    • The Wind in the Willows segment - Music: Oliver Wallace.
  • Directing Animators: Frank Thomas, Marc Davis, Ward Kimball, Les Clark, John Lounsbery, Milt Kahl, Woolie Reitherman, Ken Anderson, Eric Larson and Ollie Johnston.
  • Character Design: Jimmy MacDonald, Peter Ellenshaw and Wally Boag.
  • Art Director: Ken Anderson.
  • Color Styling: Ralph Hullet.
  • Orchestra: Joseph S. Dublin.
  • Music: George Bruns, Paul Smith and Oliver Wallace.
  • Lyrics: Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman.
  • Writted by: Ben Sharpsteen.
  • Produced and Directed by: Wolfgang Reitherman and Bill Justice.

[last part]

  • The End - A Walt Disney Production.

Animation Edit

  • Sir Giles fightning the dragon's arm has death from music of Sleeping Beauty, Prince Phillip's sword must Maleficent as the Black Dragon has death.
  • The meanset wolf catches Sascha the Bird from the hollow tree, The wolf kills with Peter and the cat Ivan from two scenes of The Sword in the Stone, The hungry wolf catches Arthur as the squrriel and Lambert the Sheepish Lion, The wolf kills with Lambert's mother.
  • Mr. Winkie and the weasels chasing Moley and Ratty back from the deed papier from The Jungle Book, Baloo, Monkeys, King Louie and Bagheera back from Mowgli.

Directing animators Edit

  • Frank Thomas (The Reluctant Dragon, Sir Giles, Boy, Mr. Toad, Cyril Proundbottom)
  • Ollie Johnston (Ratty, Moley, MacBadger, Judge, Policeman, Mr. Winkie, Weasels)
  • Milt Kahl (Peter, Sascha, Sonja, Ivan, Grandfather, The Hunters)
  • John Lounsbery (The Wolf)
  • Marc Davis (Bongo, Lulubelle, Mickey Mouse, The Magic Brooms)
  • Ward Kimball (The Wizard, Three Little Pigs, Big Bad Wolf, The characters of "Once Upon a Wintertime")
  • Eric Larson (Pedro)
  • Wolfgang Reitherman (The characters of "Education for Death", The Flying Gauchito)
  • Les Clark (Lumpwick)

See also Edit

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