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Name: Puff the Magic Dragon
Directors: Charles Swenson and Fred Wolf
Original Aired Date: October 30, 1978
DVD Release Date: December 12, 2006
Genre: Animation
Rated: General
Running time: 25 min.
Number of episodes: 1

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Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called honah lee,
Little jackie paper loved that rascal puff,
And brought him strings and sealing wax and other fancy stuff. oh

Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee,
Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee.

Together they would travel on a boat with billowed sail
Jackie kept a lookout perched on puffs gigantic tail,
Noble kings and princes would bow wheneer they came,
Pirate ships would lower their flag when puff roared out his name. oh!

Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee,
Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee.

A dragon lives forever but not so little boys
Painted wings and giant rings make way for other toys.
One grey night it happened, jackie paper came no more
And puff that mighty dragon, he ceased his fearless roar.

His head was bent in sorrow, green scales fell like rain,
Puff no longer went to play along the cherry lane.
Without his life-long friend, puff could not be brave,
So puff that mighty dragon sadly slipped into his cave. oh!

Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee,
Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee.

This is an old cartoon directed by Charles Swenson and Fred Wolf and based on the song "Puff the Magic Dragon" by Peter Yarrow & Leonard Lipton.


Story line:
A child called jackie Drapper who no longer speak and communicate to the world around him. His condition is so severe that the doctors are giving up and the parents are losing hope for him. Until one day, a friendly dragon named Puff comes to help Jackie by taking his living essence and placing it into Jackie Paper so they could both make a journey to Puff's magical kingdom by the sea of Honah Lee.

Through their journey, Jackies develop his imagination and learn self-confidence. However, their arrival on Honah Lee is marked with horror as they see the land despoiled by a group of creatures, since the land is the source of Puff powever, he is now powerless to change the ituation. Yet while trapped in his despair, Puff soons to his own astonishment learn just how well he has changed Jackie for the better as the boy responds to this tragedy in his own way.


Images:
Since this animation was made in 1978, it won't compare to modern animated series and while the character are colored with a single color per cell, the background are much more detailed and complexe.


Sound & Music:
Like many animated series for kid, there are two moments where the character start signing, once at the beginning when building the boat and another time at the end when they restore Honah Lee.


R a t i n g
Images:(5/10) - Fair
Sound & Music:(7/10) - Good
Story line:(7/10) - Good
Innovation:(7.5/10) - Good
Educational Value or
Level of Wisdom:
(8.5/10) - Very Good
Overall:(8/10) - Very Good
Note: the overall is not an average, but more a general appreciation of the animation as a whole.
A rating of 5/10 should be considered as something not good but not bad either (# bad points = # good points).