Behind The Scenes At Walt Disney Studio

Laserdisc info
Title: Behind The Scenes At Walt Disney Studio
Original Title: The Reluctant Dragon
IMDb / Disneyinfo: IMDb
Country: Japan Japan
Reference: SF078-1148
Type: CLV
Category: Live Action
Genre: Documentary, Animation, Comedy, Family
Year: 1941
Release Date: 25-09-1986
UPC: 4988102114886
ISBN: ???
Catalog Number: ???
Price: 7800 JPY
Manufactured By: Pioneer Japan
Publisher: Walt Disney Productions,
Distribution: Walt Disney Home Video
Length: 73 Minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Sides: 2
Chapter(s): 9
Size: 12 inch
Obi: ???
Mono: Mono: Japanese
Subtitles: ???
Mint Marks Sample: ???
Original Other
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 - Florence Gill / Clara Cluck
Clarence Nash - Clarence Nash / Donald Duck
Norman Ferguson - Norm 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 - Truman Woodworth
Hamilton MacFadden - Hamilton MacFadden (as Hamilton Mac Fadden)
Maurice Murphy - Baby Weems Storyboard Artist
The Staff of the Walt Disney Studio - Staff of the Walt Disney Studios
Ernie Alexander - Baby Weems' Father (voice) (uncredited)
Frank Churchill - Frank Churchill (uncredited)
Louise Currie - Undetermined Minor Role (uncredited)
John Dehner - Tall Baby Weems Storyboard Artist with Mustache (uncredited)
Walt Disney - Walt Disney (uncredited)
Lester Dorr - Slim (uncredited)
Frank Faylen - Frank - Orchestra Leader (uncredited)
Henry Hall - Studio Policeman (uncredited)
Verna Hillie - Sculptor (uncredited)
Leone Le Doux - Baby Weems (segment "Baby Weems") (voice) (uncredited)
James MacDonald - Sound Effects Man (uncredited)
Eddie Marr - Walter Winchell (segment "Baby Weems") (voice) (uncredited)
Linda Marwood - Baby Weems' Mother (segment "Baby Weems") (voice) (uncredited)
John McLeish - Narrator (segment "How to Ride a Horse") / Man handing Bambi background (voice) (uncredited)
Gerald Mohr - Studio Guard / Narrator (segment "Baby Weems") (voice) (uncredited)
Fred Moore - Fred Moore (uncredited)
George Offerman Jr. - Art Student (uncredited)
Milicent Patrick - Studio Artist (uncredited)
Steve Pendleton - Humphrey's Boss - Head of Security (uncredited)
Wolfgang Reitherman - Wolfgang Reitherman (uncredited)
Retta Scott - Studio Artists (uncredited)
Raymond Severn - Baby Weems (segment "Baby Weems") (voice) (uncredited)
Val Stanton - Courier (segment "The Reluctant Dragon") (voice) (uncredited)
J. Donald Wilson - Narrator (segment "The Reluctant Dragon") (voice) (uncredited)
Jack Young - FDR (segment "Baby Weems") (voice) (uncredited)
Extra Info
- This is Disney's fourth feature film, originally titled The Reluctant Dragon. Released theatrically in 1941 at 73 minutes. Only the final 20 minute animated segment was released on laserdisc in the U.S. (394 AS). This is one of Disney's neglected classics, part live action and part animation. It starts off in black and white, then turns to color as they describe the Technicolor process. It's a behind-the-scenes look at how they create sound and use their multi-plane process for animating Bambi. It's interesting to see Walt and the famous animators when they were very young, going through the creative process of storyboarding their animated classics. The Japanese title is, "Sorcery Animation Heaven". Although this disc has no English, it includes some rare alternate animation from Dumbo and Bambi which has no dialog, and never made it to the finished films. The hilarious segment of Clarence Nash recording Donald's voice is in English (I guess it couldn't be translated). It also includes the famous Baby Weems short and the Goofy cartoon, How To Ride a Horse, which started the whole Goofy "How To" series. This is a very rare and hard to find disc.
- Not available on laserdisc in the U.S.