didn’t like this disney effort nearly as much as their animated film. it’s too long and the musical numbers didn’t really grab me. the story is a nice enough one. the dragon is sort of a representation of the child’s id as well as his aimless wandering. in the end he gets a family and discards the childish things and the dragon leaves. it’s a bit like mary poppins in this way. mary poppins comes along to set the kids straight and when they’re ok, she moves onto the next kids. perhaps they were trying to tap into the success of that film here, but it didn’t work nearly as well here.