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Dragon Heart

In medieval England, Bowen, a gallant dragonslayer, comes upon Draco, the last dragon on Earth (who can talk). In a scheme that keeps Draco alive and earns money for Bowen, the dragon terrorizes a town, and Bowen "kills" him to earn a reward. In the process, the two become close friends. But when King Einon, the evil ruler of the land, goes one step too far, Bowen and Draco -- both of whom have been betrayed by the despot in the past -- set out to defeat him. However, years ago the noble Draco gave half his heart to Einon in order to save the ruler's life. Therefore, if Einon dies, so does Draco. Can Bowen find a way to kill Einon without losing his beloved, fire-breathing partner?
MPAA rating: 'PG-13' for action/violence

Dragon Heart: A New Beginning

In his last year of life, Bowen returns to the lair where he first laid eyes on Draco. He is given a dragon's egg, we know not by whom. The egg hatches and he entrusts the hatchling to the brothers at a monastery where the young dragon is cared for by Friar Peter. The abbot is concerned; he's aware of a prophecy that warns that a dragon's heart could doom mankind when a two-tailed comet blazes across the night sky. He pledges to keep the young dragon hidden until the passing of the comet. And successfully hidden the dragon remains for twenty years.

Geoff (Christopher Masterson, who plays the oldest of the four brothers on the slightly warped Malcolm in the Middle) is a stable boy at the monastery. He yearns to be a knight, and practices combat with a homemade opponent mounted on a swivel. But all is not well in this ostensibly peaceful kingdom.

Lord Osric (Harry Van Gorkum) has been named chief advisor to a king who seems to have become a bit feebleminded. And Osric may be the very first Fascist. As soon as his appointment becomes official, he directs everyone in the kingdom to don tunics of a style and color that represents their station in life. Failure to wear one's tunic means an immediate seven lashes (and that's for the first offense). Hardly the actions of a nobleman sworn to uphold the Old Code.

Into this oppressive environment come two unusual visitors from the Far East, Master Kwan (Henry O) and his apprentice Lian (Rona Figueroa). Kwan comes from a land where man and dragon lived peacefully for centuries until an evil dragon named Griffin tried to lead a rebellion against the Chinese Imperial City. Despite the defeat of Griffin by virtuous dragons, a fearful emperor had all Eastern Dragons destroyed. Kwan, also aware of the prophecy, has come to this Western kingdom to seek out the dragon that could threaten mankind.
MPAA rating: 'PG-13' for action/violence

Dragon World

Dragonworld is about a young American boy named John who is orphaned at 5 years old and sent to Scotland to live with his grandfather. The lonely child wishes for a friend and POOF! A baby dragon appears. John grows up, and falls on hard times. A greedy businessman tricks him into "borrowing" Yowler for an amusement park, and John must find a way to save his dragon from becoming a main attraction. Is it too late? Stars Sam MacKenzie as John McGowan.
This movie is rated PG, it's not too scary for young kids, and is available at most video rental stores

The Neverending Story

The Neverending Story

The Neverending Story is about a boy Bastian reading a book who finds it's more than it looks! By reading the book he gets lost into the world called Fantasia and discovers, he is the one who needs to save it! In Fantasia, Bastian meets The Luck Dragon, Faelcore who helps the young hero accomplish his quest. There are two other sequels to this movie, all should be available on video.
Rated PG, Fine for older childen.

Dungeons And Dragons

Here be Dragons...

In such worlds nature itself pulses with powerful energies beyond our comprehension. In some of these worlds, man has learned to shape and focus this natural weave of elemental forces. On these worlds, it is known as magic.

It is magic that dominates the Empire of Izmer, and only mages, those elite few born with the ability to harness its power, have the right to rule. All others are consigned to a life of lower station. In the principal city of Sumdall the Emperor rules from his royal palace, in conjunction with the Council of Mages. The standing imperial army, the Crimson Guard, and their commander, Damodar, enforce the law of the mages throughout the empire.

But it is by the incredible might of the Royal Scepter and its ability to command the immensely powerful Gold Dragons, that the Emperor and his ancestors have forged a mighty empire in the aftermath of the Great War. They have brought stability and prosperity to Izmer for many centuries... until now.
MPAA rating: 'PG-13' for action/violence

Record Of Lodoss War--Complete Series

Record Of Lodoss War

Record of Lodoss War is an epic fantasy anime series (Japanese Animation), chronicling the adventures of a party of heroes. Based loosely on the American RPG D&D(tm), a Japanese RPG called "Sword World RPG" came to life, developed by Ryo Mizuno and Group SNE, and became very popular in Japan. Lodoss War was a supplement for Sword World, and consisted of three books -- Lodoss War Companion I, II, and III. A novel series and manga series (comic book) were written and produced, based on the RPG campaign by Group SNE. In 1991, these stories were finally adapted into a 13 part Original Animation Series (OAV) title "The Record of Lodoss War" (or "Lodoss Island War Record", in its literal translation).
The original animation series is based on the novels but much had been changed. The first eight episodes cover the first novel. The last episodes of the OAV cover volumes six and seven of the novel series, but it was seriously altered to compress the series. Many side adventures were cut out from the anime series allowing it to follow the main story thread.

Several years later, another anime series, called the Legend of Crystania, was released. These series takes place in the mystical land of Crystania, located on the southern continent Djana En. The Legend of Crystania is considerably different from Record of Lodoss War, as it takes place 300 years in the future.

Most recently has been released the Chronicles of the Heroic Knight, a new Lodoss War series. Chronicles covers the original novels in much greater detail. It begins after OAV episode 8, and ignores the events in OAVs 9-13. Chronicles is a 21 part series, and details the war agaist Marmo and the fight to stop Wagnard from resurrecting the goddess Kardis. However, there are many new characters and the timeline of events is greatly expanded. Lodoss War RPG Eternal Edition will be based upon the new Chronicles timeline.
I highly recommend this cartoon series. Great for anyone that loves Anime and/or Dragons.


Meet Yugi, and his best buds, Joey, Tristan, and Ta. They share a love for the newest game that's sweeping the nation: Duel Monsters!

Duel Monsters is a card-battling game in which players pit different mystical creatures against one another in wild, magical duels! Packed with awesome monsters and mighty spell-cards, Yugi and his friends are totally obsessed with the game.

But there's more to this card game than meets the eye!

Legend has it five thousand years ago, ancient Egyptian Pharaoahs used to play a magical game very similar to Duel Monsters. This ancient game involved magical ceremonies, which were used to foresee the future and ultimately, decide one's destiny. They called it the Shadow Game, and the main difference back then was that the monsters were all real! With so many magical spells and ferocious creatures on the earth, it wasn't long before the game got out of hand and threatened to destroy the entire world! Fortunately, a brave Pharaoh stepped in and averted this cataclysm with the help of seven powerful magical totems.

Now, in present times, the game has been revived in the form of playing cards.

Meanwhile, Yugi's grandfather gives Yugi an old Egyptian puzzle that no one can solve, but when Yugi finally pieces the puzzle together, his life is forever changed. The puzzle instills Yugi with incredible powers, and ultimately creates his alter ego, Yami Yugi!

Soon after, the mysterious creator of the Duel Monsters card game, Maximillion Pegasus, kidnaps Yugi's grandfather and Yugi is drawn into a Duel Monster's competition that Pegasus arranged. Now Yugi must duel his way through a tournament and defeat Pegasus in order to save his grandfather.

How will Yugi do it? Will the help of his friends, his belief in the heart of the cards, and the mysterious power of his magical Millennium Puzzle be enough?

Giant monsters! Powerful magic! And ancient Egyptian legends! Yu-Gi-Oh! King of Games! is one action-packed adventure series that holds all the cards! It's your move.

You Can Catch Yu-Gi-Oh! On The WB Weekdays and Saturday Mornings. Check Your Local T.V. Listings For Times And Dates.

Quest For Camelot

Quest for Camelot is about the daughter, Kayley, of a slain knight of the round table who goes on the search for the lost sword Excalibur. An evil knight is also on the search for the famed sword and will do anything to have it.
This movie is rated G great for all viewers!

Pete's Dragon

A heartwarming musical adventure about the friendship between a young boy and his invisible pet, "Pete's Dragon" casts a ;magical spell with thrilling plot twists and a delightful blend of live action and enchanting Disney animation! Peter, a young orphan, flees from his cruel guardians to a Maine fishing town with a lovable but mischievous dragon named Elliott - his one true friend! Fortunately fro Pete, they are taken in by a kind lighthouse keeper, Nora (Helen Reddy) and her father (Mickey Rooney). But Elliott's flair for flying and disappearing at will continually gets Pete into trouble. The adventure heats up when the townsfolk try to capture Elliott for their own gain - only to discover that a fire-breathing dragon may be the only solution to an unexpected problem! An interesting mix of reallife and animation mixed together as only Disney can do.
This movie is rated G, great for the whole family.

The Flight Of The Dragons

The Flight Of Dragons is created from the book by Peter Dickinson. The movie is about an evil Wizard Ommadon who threatens to destroy nature. The only hope is a modern-day scientist, Peter Dickenson who is thust into the magical world by a Nature Mage. Due to a mistake in a spell, Peter is changed into a dragon named Gorbash. Peter has to learn how to use his new dragon body properly before the adventure to get the crown. It is up to a couple Dragons, an outlaw Elf, and a noble knight to save the world of the evil wizard Ommadon.
Rated-G, great for the whole family.


Mulan is about a brave Chinese woman who takes her fathers place secretly to join the Chinese army to save his life. With the help of a small Chinese dragon named Mushu, she succeeds in helping the army force back an invading enemy.
This movie is rated G, great for the whole family

The Pocket Dragon's Show

The Pocket Dragon's Show

A cartoon show based on the small dragon sculptures from Real Musgrave.

Dungeons And Dragons Cartoon

The Dungeons and Dragons cartoon was popular in the early 80's. A group of kids take a ride on the Dungeons And Dragons ride at a carnival, and takes a turn for the worst when they end up in a world based on the fantasy game!