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Name: Dragon Tales
Production: Sesame Workshop
Director: Phil Weinstein, Michael Hack
Created by: Ron Rodecker, Jim Coane
Original Aired Date: September 6, 1999
DVD Release Date: August 1, 2000
Genre: Animation / Fantasy / Educational
Rated: General
Running Time: 25 min
Number of Episodes: 94

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Reviewed by Tempest
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I wish, I wish, with all my heart, to fly with dragons, in a land apart.

Dragon Tales is based on the characters created in in 1978 by Laguna Beach, a California artist, and by Ron Rodecker, a retired educator. The series is an animation featuring a 6 years old called Emmy, her 4 years old brother Max and the four equivalently aged dragons they have befriended in the whimsical world of Dragon Land. In 2005, the writers added a new hispanic boy called Enrique (who is also 6 years old) who serves as an opportunity to introduce the Spanish language to the audience.


Story line:
he serie target audience is preschoolers from 3 to 6 of age so in therm of story is it follow a rather simple pattern. Not only that but a typical episode usually contain two separate and independant story so everything need to be solved in less a little more than 12 minutes.

A typical Dragon Tales story is about the children and dragon friends helping each other overcome obstacles, cope with fears, retrieve a lost object or deal with situation young kids are usually faced with. They are often helped by their teacher, Quetzal, from the School in the Sky that young dragons attend. The story also contain plenty of fantastic elements. For example, Cassie shrink when she is effray, Ord can turn invisible when really scared and every dragon (except Arlo, a dragon who works at the Dragon Dump) has a "Dragon Badge" that glow when the little dragon perform a task that is difficult for them.


Images:
Quality is not good or bad, it's on part with typical cel-shaded cartoon.


Sound & Music:
Nothing exceptional int erm of music, some of them are enjoyable.


Acting:



R a t i n g
Images:(6.5/10) - Average
Sound & Music:(6.5/10) - Average
Story line:(6.5/10) - Average
Acting:(7.0/10) - Good
Innovation:(7.5/10) - Good
Educational Value or
Level of Wisdom:
(8.0/10) - Very Good
Overall:(7.0/10) - Good
Note: the overall is not an average, but more a general appreciation of the movie as a whole.
A rating of 5/10 should be considered as something not good but not bad either (# bad points = # good points).