This heartwarming musical blends animation and music to highlight the story of a young boy who is befriended by a delightful dragon. The film features charming performances from Mickey Rooney, Helen Reddy, Jim Dale, Shelley Winters, and the great Red Buttons. An ITA Award winner. Academy Award Nominations: Best Original Song ("Candle on the Water"), Best Original Song Score. Director Don Chaffey Starring Mickey Rooney, Helen Reddy, Shelley Winters, Red Buttons, Jim Backus, Special Features: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.66 Audio: Dolby Digital Surround English Runtime: 129 Minutes.