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Puff the Magic Dragon (1978)

A friendly dragon comes to help a non-communicative boy overcome his debilitating fears.

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »
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Puff (voice)
Philip Tanzini ...
Jackie (voice)
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Pirate / Pieman / Sneeze (voice) (as Bob Ridgely)
Maitzi Morgan ...
Mother / Star (voice)
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Father (voice)
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Bald Doctor (voice)
Frank Nelson ...
Tall Doctor (voice)
Charles Woolf ...
Short Doctor (voice)
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Jackie is a boy who is so trapped by his fears and doubts that he could not communicate with anyone. His condition is so severe that the doctors are giving up and the parents are losing hope for him to live as something more than a zombie. Then, a magic dragon named Puff comes to help Jackie by taking his soul force on a wonderous voyage to his island of Honah Lee. Along the way, they have adventures that nurture Jackie's imagination and courage in unorthodox ways. However, their arrival at Honah Lee is marked with horror as they see the land despoiled and desolate which leaves Puff powerless. Yet while trapped in his despair, Puff soons to his own astonishment just how well he has changed Jackie for the better as the boy responds to this tragedy in his own way. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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One of America's Favorite Songs is now an Unforgettable Animated Special! See more »


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30 October 1978 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Pirate: Gotcha! Arr har har, you'll never get away!
Puff: Now *that* is a pirate.
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Connections

Referenced in Stargate SG-1: The Quest: Part 2 (2007) See more »

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Weave Me the Sunshine
Written by Peter Yarrow
Performed by Burgess Meredith, Philip Tanzini and Robert Ridgely
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great movie off the Peter, Paul and Mary song
23 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

This movie is great....see it right away. Just pure genius Its amazing, i just love it and anyone in their right mind will enjoy seeing PUFF and JACKIE PAPER do cool stuff together, and hear the amazing song. If you haven't seen it you're missing out big time

10/10


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