Dragon Hunters (2008)

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  • IMDb page: Dragon Hunters (2008)
  • Rate: 6.7/10 total 5,149 votes 
  • Genre: Animation | Adventure | Family | Fantasy
  • Release Date: 20 March 2008 (Russia)
  • Runtime: 80 min
  • Filming Location: France
  • Budget: €11,000,000(estimated)
  • Gross: BRL 549,804(Brazil)(7 September 2008)
  • Stars: Vincent Lindon, Patrick Timsit and Philippe Nahon
  • Original Music By: Klaus Badelt   
  • Soundtrack: Lotus
  • Plot Keyword: Dragon | Hunter | CGI Film | Computer Animation

Writing Credits By:

    (in alphabetical order)

  • Frédéric Lenoir  writer
  • Arthur Qwak  writer

Known Trivia

    Plot: A fantastic tale telling the adventures of two dragon hunters! Full summary » |  »

    Story: The world has become a vast conglomerate of islands of varying size and shape. This babbling universe is mainly populated with ruthless rogues, surly peasants and illiterate, petty lords. Their main concerns revolve around two fundamental rules: Eat and don't get eaten. For this new world has become infested with a terrible plague: omnipresent, monstrously famished, mutant creatures, are wreaking havoc – They are known as the Dragons. Gwizdo and Lian-Chu are two dragon hunters, but are a long way from being among the best. Their only real talents: the size of the hulking brute with the heart of gold, Lian-Chu, and Gwizdo's talent for scams of all and any shape or form. Their sole ambition: to buy a little farm where they can relax and raise mussels, a creature that is a lot less unpleasant and difficult to hunt down than dragons. A few islands away rises the fortress of Lord Arnold…Written by Anonymous  

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    Produced By:

    • Klaus Badelt known as co-executive producer
    • Michael Coldewey known as co-executive producer
    • Antonio De Campos known as associate producer
    • Philippe Delarue known as producer
    • Robyn Klein known as co-executive producer
    • Gladys Morchoisne known as associate producer
    • Marcus Schöfer known as co-producer
    • Tilo Seiffert known as producer

    FullCast & Crew:

    • Vincent Lindon known as Lian-Chu (voice: French version)
    • Patrick Timsit known as Gwizdo (voice: French version)
    • Philippe Nahon known as Le Seigneur Arnold (voice: French version)
    • Amanda Lear known as Gildas (voice: French version)
    • Marie Drion known as Zoé (voice: French version)
    • Jeremy Prevost known as Hector (voice: French version)
    • Jean-Marc Lentretien known as Mamular (voice: French version)
    • John Di Maggio known as Fat John (voice: English version)
    • Elias Eliot known as Gildas (voice: Danish version)
    • Jess Harnell known as Gildas (voice: English version)
    • Nick Jameson known as Lord Arnold (voice: English version)
    • Mary Mouser known as Zoé (voice: English version) (as Mary Matilyn Mouser)
    • Rob Paulsen known as Gwizdo / Bat / Lensflair (voice: English version)
    • Forest Whitaker known as Lian-Chu (voice: English version)
    • Dave Wittenberg known as Hector (voice: English version)

    ..{tab=Supporting Department}Art Department:

    • Nathalie Mathé known as texture painter
    • Christophe Messier known as matte painting artist


    Production Companies:

    • Futurikon
    • Luxanimation
    • Trixter Film

    Other Companies:

    • Bayerischer Banken-Fonds  funding
    • Skylark Sound Studios  sound recording and editing (voice casting, recording and production services – US title)


    • Bac Films (2008) (France) (theatrical)
    • Belga Films (2008) (Belgium) (theatrical)
    • Golden Village Pictures (2008) (Singapore) (theatrical)
    • Gussi Artecinema (2008) (Mexico) (theatrical)
    • Hollywood Classic Entertainment (2008) (China) (theatrical)
    • Independent Films (2008) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
    • MovieBiz Films (2008) (Switzerland) (theatrical)
    • Universum Film (UFA) (2008) (Germany) (theatrical)
    • Angel Films (2010) (Denmark) (all media)
    • Luxor Entertainment (2008) (Russia) (all media)
    • Peace Arch Entertainment Group
    • Premiere Stealth Rights (2010) (UK) (all media)
    • SBP (2011) (Argentina) (DVD)
    • Stealth Media Group (2010) (UK) (all media)
    • Warner Home Video (2008) (Netherlands) (DVD)
    • Zon Lusomundo Audiovisuais (2011) (Portugal) (all media)

    ..{tab=Other Stuff}

    Special Effects:

    • Mac Guff Ligne (visual effects and animation)

    Visual Effects by:

    • Marie-Claire Bazart known as visual effects supervisor
    • Vincent Blanqué known as visual effects artist
    • Albert Bonnefous known as visual effects supervisor
    • Marie Bourguet known as lead digital compositor
    • Maxime Bray known as digital effects artist
    • Bastien Brenot known as digital compositor
    • Xavier Breuil known as effects technical director
    • Bertrand Breuze known as lead digital compositor
    • Guillaume Carniato known as digital compositor
    • Matthieu Chardonnet known as digital effects artist
    • Nicolas Combecave known as modeler and rigger
    • Clement Darbois known as digital compositor
    • Florence Dubin known as digital visual effects artist
    • Marc Dubrois known as layout artist
    • Marc Dubrois known as layout modeler
    • Bruno Ebe known as digital effects artist
    • Francois Elie known as digital effects artist
    • Jean-Pascal Gaïffas known as digital compositor
    • Stephan Guerin known as digital compositor
    • Stephan Guerin known as lighting artist
    • Sebastian Haas known as pipeline technical director: Trixter Film GmbH
    • Aurelien Hulot known as lighting and compositing: Mac Guff Ligne
    • Aurelien Hulot known as texturing artist: Futurikon
    • Aurelien Hulot known as texturing artist: Luxanimation
    • Vanessa Lamblet known as digital artist
    • Francois Launet known as title sequence
    • Francois Launet known as visual effects supervisor
    • Loic Laurelut known as digital compositor
    • Tim Lebon known as assistant modeler
    • Romain Leclerc known as digital effects artist
    • Sandrine Moniez known as digital compositor
    • Prothais Nicolas known as character rigger and animator
    • Thomas Pastor known as lighting technical director
    • Michel Pecqueur known as rigging supervisor
    • Jan-Hilmar Petersen known as lead pipeline technical director: Trixter Film GmbH
    • Benoit Philippon known as digital compositor
    • Carles Piles known as texture artist
    • Nicolas Renou known as character shading
    • Nicolas Renou known as lighting
    • Marion Roger known as senior digital compositor
    • Isabelle Roussel known as digital compositor
    • Stephanie Saillard known as digital compositor: Mac Guff
    • Antonin Seydoux known as compositing lead
    • Alexander Stania known as cloth simulation: Trixter Film GmbH
    • Mathieu Trintzius known as senior character technical director
    • Pènèlope Vandecave known as lead digital compositor
    • Henri Zaitoun known as layout artist
    • Loic Zimmermann known as senior texture artist: Luxanimation

    Release Date:

    • Russia 20 March 2008
    • Belgium 26 March 2008
    • France 26 March 2008
    • Turkey 28 March 2008
    • Netherlands 23 April 2008
    • Czech Republic 24 April 2008
    • Germany 24 April 2008
    • Austria 25 April 2008
    • UK 2 May 2008 (Sci-Fi-London)
    • Switzerland 7 August 2008 (German speaking region)
    • Poland 8 August 2008
    • Switzerland 20 August 2008 (French speaking region)
    • Brazil 5 September 2008
    • Denmark 19 September 2008 (BUSTER Copenhagen International Film Festival for Children and Youth)
    • Singapore 6 November 2008
    • Estonia 7 November 2008
    • Norway 20 March 2009
    • USA April 2009 (Newport Beach International Film Festival)
    • Brazil 27 May 2009 (DVD premiere)
    • Hungary 11 March 2010
    • Spain 12 March 2010
    • Denmark 10 June 2010
    • UK 24 September 2010
    • Argentina 20 July 2011 (DVD premiere)
    • Portugal 28 July 2011

    MPAA: Rated PG for some scary images, fantasy action and language


    Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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