Saturday, January 25, 2014

The Reluctant Dragon

I was thrilled to discover the other day that NetFlix has started streaming a beautiful HD version of Disney's Reluctant Dragon. This is the whole feature, which includes the Robert Benchley backstage tour as well as the Goofy short How to Ride a Horse and The Reluctant Dragon.
The photo below shows John P. Miller, who storyboarded the famous Baby Weems section of the film. It looks like Miller is still at Disney's Hyperion studio, working on designs for Pinocchio and Dumbo.

Here is a link to a previous post on Baby Weems:

A couple of Miller's charming story sketches.

Baby Weems meets Albert Einstein in this Miller sketch and the maquette from Joe Grant's character model department.

Ward Kimball is featured in this story sketch for his live action appearance.

A poster from the 1941 movie.


  1. Nice to hear it's there, don't use NetFlix myself, but recall it many times showing up on Disney Channel 30 years ago (back when there were like this)!

  2. Hi Andreas, I wonder how Musha is progressing? with regards, Robin (7)

    1. Mushka is coming along nicely. Finishing the animatic.

  3. Hi, my name is Lina and i love drawing Disney Characters. Soon, i'll finish my "ABI" and my dream is to make animation films. How can i get there ?
    I would be very happy if you can give me some tips. Heres my email address:

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  5. After reading this I went and watched it on netflix for myself and wow it was just wonderful! c=

  6. Replies
    1. Haven't heard anything yet. But it would be great.