Approved | | Animation, Comedy, Family
Humorist Robert Benchley learns about the animation process at Walt Disney Studios while trying to find the great man himself to pitch him the idea of making a cartoon about a shy dragon.
Some of the maquettes shown are from early versions of Peter Pan (1953) and Lady and the Tramp (1955).
"So they set off up the hill, arm in arm, the knight, the dragon, and the boy. The lights in the little village began to go out one by one."
Mrs. Benchley: "But there were stars and a late moon as they climbed the downs together."
Mrs. Benchley: Robert, please.
Robert Benchley: Go on, I can hear in...
At the end of the opening credits, a title reads: "This picture is made in answer to the many requests to show the backstage life of animated cartoons --P.S. Any resemblance to a regular motion picture is purely coincidental"
Typically releases of this film have the sequences How to Ride A Horse and the title featurette as separate films with the live action footage excised.