The Flight of Dragons / El Vuelo de los Dragones

The Flight of Dragons

The Flight of Dragons is a great animated film that I am sure you will enjoy. It was produced in 1982, and the plot is loosely based on a couple of books (The Flight of Dragons by Peter Dickinson and The Dragon and the George by Gordon R. Dickson). This story depicts the downfall of magic due to the growing technological progress of the world, so in order to save everything that is magical, Carolinus, the Green Wizard, has decided to create a refuge for magic. However his brother Ommadon, the Red Wizard, wants to use his magic to seize the world for himself. Since the wizards are forbidden to fight among themselves, Carolinus has to find a group of adventurers to stop Ommadon’s plans. Curiously, one of the chosen ones is a young man from the twentieth century whose name is Peter, who, despite being a man of science, has a great passion for fantasy and magic, something that is rather queer in his modern world. And then… well, that is all I have planned to tell you, but believe me, it’s a must see!

Ah, great opening theme by the way (Flight of Dragons by Don McLean).

“…I want to go where they are going, into the world they’ve been…Can I open up my mind enough to see?…”

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El Vuelo de los Dragones es una excelente película animada que estoy seguro disfrutarán. Fue producida en 1982, y argumento está hasta cierto punto basado en un par de libros (The Flight of Dragons por Peter Dickinson y The Dragon and the George por Gordon R. Dickson). Ésta historia trata sobre la paulatina desaparición de la magia a medida que el progreso tecnológico en el mundo se acrecienta, así que para salvar todo aquello que es mágico, Carolinus, el Mago Verde, decide crear un refugio para la magia. Sin embargo, su hermano Ommadon, el Mago Rojo, desea usar su magia para tomar en control del mundo para sí mismo. Debido a que está prohibido que los magos luchen entre ellos, Carolinus debe encontrar a un grupo de aventureros capaces de detener los planes de Ommadon. Curiosamente, uno de los elegidos es un joven del siglo veinte llamado Peter, quien, a pesar de ser un hombre de ciencia, tiene una gran pasión por la fantasía y la magia, algo que es bastante raro en su mundo moderno. Y entonces… bueno, eso es todo lo que planeo decirles, pero créanme, deben ver esta película.

Ah, por cierto, el opening es genial (Flight of Dragons – Don McLean).

“…I want to go where they are going, into the world they’ve been…Can I open up my mind enough to see?…” 

 

2 thoughts on “The Flight of Dragons / El Vuelo de los Dragones

  1. Sounds good. I’ll look out for it. In my current wip, in one part the existence of dragons is threatened by growing us and reliance on science instead of magic. The protagonist has to find a way to save them.

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