Drankgon Tales — Dragon

DGT #2: Draco (Dragonheart)

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So this is what Sean Connery looks like as a dragon. I must admit that whenever dragons appear in my dreams, they actually sound like Sean Connery, so I think they got that right. This is also probably the second-best dragon movie ever made (behind HTTYD, covered later). Dragonheart is a 1996 movie directed by Rob Cohen. It stars Dennis Quaid (Bowen) and the voice of Sean Connery as Draco the dragon. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects (losing to Independence Day, which is understandable) and various other awards in 1996 and 1997. I won't bother talking about the plot, because if...

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DGT #1: Puff the Magic Dragon

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"Puff, the Magic Dragon" (or "Puff") is a song written by Leonard Lipton and Peter Yarrow, and made popular by Yarrow's group Peter, Paul and Mary in a 1963 recording. It turns out that the lyrics for "Puff, the Magic Dragon" were based on a 1959 poem by Leonard Lipton, a 19-year-old Cornell University student. Lipton was inspired by an Ogden Nash poem titled "Custard the Dragon", about a "realio, trulio little pet dragon."  Perhaps the most famous dragon of all, I had to start with good ole Puff. This is the image of Puff that I remember from my childhood, which came from the cartoon movie....

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