Featuring some of the great short animated classics from the vaults of Walt Disney Studios, this DVD presents "The Reluctant Dragon" (1941), the story of a misunderstood mythical beast who is wrongly hunted by the knights of the local village. Also contained here are "Goliath II" (1960), "Ferdinand the Bull" (1938), and "Johnny Appleseed" (1948), the American folk classic about a man who singlehandedly populated our country with delicious fruit.
THE RELUCTANT DRAGON, a clever and entertaining short film, is now part of the Disney Animation Collection! This lighthearted story follows the adventures of a brave young boy who, emboldened by tales of brave knights, decides to pursue the horrible dragon that is terrifying the villagers. But what he discovers is a surprisingly friendly dragon that is more interested in reciting poetry and making music than devouring fair damsels. Will the boy be able to stop the local hero before he challenges the dragon to a fiery battle?