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Dragonworld FilmPoster.jpeg
Promotional VHS-release Poster
Directed by Ted Nicolaou
Produced by Albert Band
Charles Band
Written by Suzanne Glazener Naha
Ted Nicolaou
Starring Alastair Mackenzie
Courtland Mead
Janet Henfrey
Music by Richard Band
Cinematography Alan M. Trow
Edited by D. Brett Schramm
Distributed by Full Moon Features
Paramount Pictures
Release date
July 21, 1994
Running time
99 minutes
Country United States
United Kingdom
Language English

Dragonworld is a 1994 film that was released Direct-to-video. It is the third film to be released by Moonbeam Entertainment, the children's video division of Full Moon Entertainment.


Set in modern times, a young five-year-old boy named Johnny McGowan travels to Scotland to live at his grandfather's castle after he loses both his parents in a traffic collision. At the magical wish tree on his grandfather's estate, he conjures up a friend which is an infant dragon whom he nicknames "Yowler". They grow up together as 15 years go by. One day after the years go by, a documentary filmmaker Bob Armstrong, his daughter Beth, and his pilot Brownie McGee stumble upon Yowler. Eager for fame and money, Bob convinces John to "rent" Yowler to local corrupt businessperson, Lester McIntyre. John, who is coerced in part by the offer to have the mounting taxes on the castle paid off, allows Lester to take Yowler in. He does so also partly because of his growing interest in Beth. Yowler is miserable and harassed in the new amusement park built for him, and when it becomes clear that McIntyre has duped them in order to exploit the dragon, John and his new friends take action.



Dragonworld: Soundtrack
Film score (Digital download)/Audio CD by Richard Band [1]
Released June 12, 2012
Length 60:32
Label Intrada

All music composed by Richard Band.

Filming locations[edit]

Haddon Hall and Manorbier Castle were used as locations during filming. Llangollen railway station was used as the Scottish station where the youngster first meets his grandfather.

Home media[edit]

The film was released directly to videocassette and LaserDisc in 1994 by Paramount Home Video. The film has never been given a re-release for DVD and Blu-ray, and still has yet to see such release, as of April 14, 2018, at least in North America. The film has been seen on DVD releases in Australia and Germany.


A sequel to the film, Dragonworld: The Legend Continues, was released directly to video in 1999, although filmed in 1996. The film bears little relation to the first film and has received mainly negative reviews from critics.


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