The Dragon Hunters, voices of Forest Whitaker, Mary Mouser and Rob Paulsen. Directed by Guillaume Ivernel and Arthur Qwak. Animated. 2008. Library Call Number PN1995.9.F34 D73 2009.
This movie version of a long-running French television cartoon series fills in the background of the main characters, and at the same time provides a visual feast and strikingly original and awe-inspiring animation.
Self-styled dragon hunters Lian-chu and Gwizdo, with their strange pet Gildas, meet a young girl named Zoe, looking for knights to answer the call of her great-uncle, old, blind Lord Arnold. The Lord will reward any champions who agree to slay the World Eater, a giant dragon at the end of the world. Time is running out, and the dragon is about to awake after his 30-year sleep. Accompanied by Zoe, the Dragon Hunters begin a mad quest, journeying across this land of floating islands and steep drops into the chaos and destruction at world’s end, where they will have to face their oldest and deepest fears