In this family-friendly fantasy film from Creator/FullMoonFeatures subsidiary Moonbeam Entertainment, Young John [=McGowan=] travels to Scotland to live at his grandfather's castle after he loses both his parents in a traffic accident. At the magical wishing tree on his grandfather's estate, he manages to find a friend, an infant dragon whom he nicknames "Yowler". They grow up together, and one day documentary film maker 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 businessman, 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 theme 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.
* BittersweetEnding: John tells Yowler to fly away as fast and as far as he can, he does. [[spoiler: Thankfully, he comes back]].
* ABoyAndHisX: In this case, boy and his dragon.
* BreathWeapon: Yowler, need I say more?
* ChekhovsSkill: Yolwer, (having no one to teach him) has been unable to fly all his life. [[spoiler:After the climax he's pretty much self taught]].
* ConMan: Bob and Lester [=McIntyre=] form a duo, nearly scamming John and his family out of their home.
* GiantFlyer: [[spoiler:Yowler himself, once he learns how to fly]].
* HereThereWereDragons: Yowler is the only dragon ever seen during the film. It's hinted that dragons have since gone extinct.
* HeroicResolve: [[spoiler:Yowler, see GiantFlyer]].
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: John, sure John trust the two guys who are ''painfully'' obviously only interested in making a buck.
* LastOfHisKind: Yowler, possibly.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Yowler himself, for getting spotted.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Yowler's basically a big puppy that follows people he likes everywhere.
* StarringSpecialEffects: Yowler.