Jane And The Dragon: A Dragon's Tale
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In the 9th-Century English kingdom of Kippernium, adolescent girls are typically raised to be Ladies-in-Waiting. But Jane has higher aspirations - life as a brave knight! So when Jane rescues Prince Cuthbert from a ferocious dragon who is not-so-ferocious after all , Jane is granted special permission by King Caradoc to begin training as a knight s apprentice with the gentle, wisecracking Dragon by her side.
As seen on NBC,ION,Telemundo and qubo, Jane And The Dragon translates the stories of Martin Baynton s bestselling children s books into an astonishing world of 3D computer-generated animation, using the latest in motion-capture technology and the award-winning talents of WetaWorkshop (The Lord of the Rings trilogy, King Kong).
* Character Bios
* Behind-The-Scenes Look Narrated by Martin Baynton and Richard Taylor
* Jane Coloring Sheets
* Motion Picture Flight Sequence
* Historic Timeline
Top Customer Reviews
The premise is that 13 year old Jane has decided to become a knight rather than a lady-in-waiting. No one takes her seriously until a dragon shows up, and Jane is the one who saves the day, becoming best friends with Dragon in the process. Each episode involves either some new knight-in-training challenge, or sometimes just life around the castle. The characters are nicely animated (this is done by WETA, the folks who did the effects for the Lord of the Rings and Narnia movies, so you know it's good!) and their personalities well developed.
But this attention to detail is not just found in the characters -- it is in fact throughout the entire show. The 3D animation is stellar (done by Weta Workshop -- better known for their work on the Lord of the Rings), the art design is beautiful, the music is catchy and the dialog is well written. It only takes watching a single episode to realize the extraordinary amount of effort put into the show by its developers -- a trait that many other shows, children's or otherwise, would do well to emulate.
Each episode runs approximately 22 minutes long, telling an individual, stand-alone story focusing on Jane, Dragon, and often several of the supporting cast.Read more ›
Jane is a girl who wants to be more than what others' wanted her to be. She believes that she can do things as well as a man could, and sets out to be a knight.
As for the Dragon, he's a lovable lizard (haha). Jane and him have a close relationship, and it's very cute and enjoyable to watch them fling nicknames back and forth at each other--such as the Dragon calling her "Short-life", as dragons live many human lifetimes, and Jane calling Dragon names such as "You overgrown lizard!" This never turns into a mean gesture, rather something you will grow to love and remember fondly.
The three best parts of the show are the characters, the art, and the messages that the show sends to its audience.
The characters that surround Jane are nothing more than a joy. Even when you're annoyed with one at the moment, later on you can always see that they have more than one side to them, they're not flat characters.
For instance, it may be easy to dislike Gunther, but in some of the episodes, he shows that he doesn't always feel good about his actions, and often tries to make up for them in some way or another. He's grown to be one of my favorite characters, actually.
Other characters such as Chester the Jester, Pepper the Cook, Rake the Gardener, and Smithy the Blacksmith support Jane through her quests, but also get plenty of their own time in the spotlight so you never feel like they're left out or unimportant.
The art is simply gorgeous. It has a painted feel to it, and appeals to EVERYBODY. And seriously, I mean that. If you don't like the graphics, that's fine, but I doubt anyone could HATE them.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Fantastic children's show that is also for adults. The plots are entertaining and the characters well thought out. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Kathie Blair
Awesome video. Bought it for my handicapped brother and he loved it.Published 2 months ago by NostalgicGranny
My 3 and 5 year old have been watching this over and over and over in our car. They can't get enough of Jane and the Dragon. Read morePublished 11 months ago by H. Timmons
The picture quality is sort of like a video game, takes some getting used to. The characters are good and the grandkids like to watch it.Published 11 months ago by P Janere
We love Jane, gently educational, no annoying voices and funny. My daughter watches over and over and over again.Published 12 months ago by Kait Manchip