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[[caption-width-right:250:Meet the cast: [[WeaselMascot Hector]], [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Gwizdo]], and [[GentleGiant Lian]]-[[{{Badass}} Chu]].]]

A short (two seasons in France, [[BadExportForYou one and a half in the US]]) 2004 French cartoon series that became a CGI film in 2008.

The story is set in a WorldInTheSky, originally intended to be our own, millennia into the future, but later RetConned as being a different universe entirely (with a mythological (?) dragon having caused the literal Big Bang). There's a ''lot'' of [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragons]] around, ranging from being a nuisance to mortal danger, and the two protagonists [[LovableCoward Gwizdo]] and [[GentleGiant Lian-Chu]] are constantly searching for lucrative dragon-slaying jobs. Can be considered a [[WidgetSeries Weird Thing from France]]. Though notable in that they had gotten ''Music/TheCure'' to do the theme song.

Was showed on ''CartoonNetwork'' on the weekends, but, as with a lot of their foreign-produced gotten shows, received little to no promotion ensuring that the series wouldn't last on the U.S airwaves. At the least, the movie was dubbed and released in the U.S.
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* ActionGirl: Zoe/Zoria.
* AllAnimalsAreDogs: Hector, the little blue dragon, often acts like a dog (he growls, sometimes barks, and cocks his leg to pee). He also wears a dog collar.
* BeleagueredAssistant: Hector ends up doing the majority of the grunt work for Gwizdo and Lian-Chu: carrying heavy loads of equipment and supplies, pedaling the ''St. George'', sharpening weapons, and even (at one point) doing Gwizdo's laundry. While Lian-Chu seems appreciative of Hector's efforts and treats him with respect as a part of the team, Gwizdo often adds insult to injury by loading on the verbal abuse. Hector responds to Gwizdo by grumbling about the situation.
* BigGuyLittleGuy: Gwizdo is a skinny runt, and Lian-Chu is ''very'' tall.
* CatchPhrase: Gwizdo has a collection of these ("Just sign here, here, and here." "Boyoboyoboyoboy!" "Run for your liiiiiiives!"), and Lian-Chu even gets in on the action once in a while ("It won't ''work'', Gwizdo").
* ChekhovsSkill: Lian-Chu's knitting.
* DeadpanSnarker: Gwizdo; Hector also counts.
* DisproportionateRetribution: After the main characters killed a dragon made out of fire, it exploded and covered a nearby village in a thin layer of ash. The people there apparently thought that was a good reason to try to kill them.
* FatAndProud: Jennyline again. After going on a hunt with the guys, she tells them that she's never doing that again because it's "bad for her waistline": she lost 20 pounds (not that she looks any different).
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Gwizdo does this near the beginning of the episode "Isle of Mist" [[spoiler:after seeing how young all of the Brotherhood members are.]]
-->'''Gwizdo:''' Looks like rutabagas are quite the Elixir of Life.
* {{Fountain of Youth}}: This is the real reason why the Brotherhood of the Dogdalites [[spoiler: values the Island of Mist so much.]]
* GentleGiant: Lian-Chu.
* GoshDangItToHeck: A particular example from "The Family Fortune" springs to mind: "I am your son. I swear to [[GoshDangItToHeck gosh]] I am."
** Though, notably, Gwizdo says "hell" repeatedly in the episode "It's a Dragon's Life".
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Gwizdo and Lian-Chu. They've been best friends almost as long as they can remember (both were orphaned as kids and grew up together at the same orphanage). Lian-Chu is the only one who can make Gwizdo's conscience work, and without Gwizdo, Lian-Chu would always fight dragons for free and would probably have starved long ago.
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Quite a few episode titles are plays on well-known catchphrases or allusions to other works ("Desperately Seeking Zoria," "Little Rumble on the Prairie," "Dead Dragon Walking," etc.)
* {{Koan}}: Lian-Chu always has one handy. Sometimes {{lampshaded}} by Gwizdo.
* LotusEaterMachine: in the episode ''[[spoiler: "The Stuff of Dreams"]]'', [[spoiler: Gwizdo breathes in spores from a dragon and falls into a coma; in his dream, he becomes a hero, everybody respects him, and Jennyline is a stunning red-haired beauty he falls in love with]].
* LovableCoward: Gwizdo. Borders sometimes on DirtyCoward when the Jerk side of his JerkWithAHeartOfGold personality gains the advantage.
* LovableRogue: Gwizdo again.
* MonsterOfTheWeek: Each episode features a battle against a different [[OurDragonsAreDifferent "dragon"]]; by the end of the episode, the creature has been vanquished.
* MrViceGuy: Gwizdo usually haggles with desperate villagers over the price of the Hunters' services or actually tries to swindle them. However, his schemes either go wrong or his good nature prevails, effectively preventing the team from [[StatusQuoIsGod getting rich and settling down]].
* NeverSayDie: [[AvertedTrope averted.]] The RealSongThemeTune by TheCure says it as much as it can.
* NonActionGuy: Gwizdo.
* OhCrap: In the show's intro, Gwizdo, Lian-Chu, and Hector get this expression once they realize that they're standing in a large dragon's ''mouth''.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: Most of the time.
* TheOtherDarrin: Not only is the soundtrack for the second season completely different, but EVERY voice actor in the English version is replaced.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Oh yes. Gwizdo and Lian-Chu go after a number of different kinds of dragons over the course of the series, and no two are alike. With all the variety, it seems most likely that any creature that is threatening enough to make a village hire hunters to get rid of it is labeled a "dragon" for simplicity's sake.
* PluckyGirl: Zaza.
* RealMenWearPink: Lian-Chu is a ''very'' skilled swordfighter, a BadAss, something of a GeniusBruiser and a generally big muscular giant of a guy. He's also very fond of knitting.
* SamusIsAGirl: Zoria.
* ShorterMeansSmarter: Occasionally subverted, as Gwizdo clearly is the most skilled when it comes to getting jobs (and money - Lian-Chu and Hector usually don't really make a lot when he's not around), but Lian-Chu is often more [[TheStraightMan sensible]] than Gwizdo.
* ShoutOut: The flying machine that Gwizdo, Lian-Chu, and Hector use to travel from place to place is called the ''St. George''. Given the subject of the series, this a likely reference to the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_George dragon-killing Catholic saint]] of the same name.
* StatusQuoIsGod: Sometimes the two hunters get to fly home with the reward money, but by the start of the next episode, they are invariably flat broke.
* ThoseMagnificentFlyingMachines: The ''St. George''.
* TheUnintelligible: Hector.
* TickleTorture: Happens in the episode ''Desperately Seeking Zoria''.
* WeaselMascot: Hector. Also TheUnintelligible and a DeadpanSnarker.
* WorldInTheSky: The setting of the series.

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* CatchPhrase: Zoe finds Gwizdo and Lian-Chu's adventures to consistently "Unreal!"
* HardCut: Extremely jarring ones, too. There are several examples, but the most egregious is at the end of the film. Gwizdo, Lian-Chu, and Zoe are singing, and the camera pans toward Zoe. When Zoe's face almost fills the screen, the film immediately cuts to the end credits. Zoe doesn't even get to finish her last syllable!
* MoodWhiplash: There are several jarring examples. One occurs when Gwizdo, Lian-Chu, and Zoe [[spoiler:crash-land on the surface at the End of the World.]] Zoe feels like she is about to die from her injuries, and Gwizdo becomes very sad, despite his hatred of Zoe throughout most of the film. Then Zoe jumps up with glee at Gwizdo's heartfelt statements, revealing that the whole thing was a ruse to find out if Gwizdo really cared for her. Another one, a TwistEnding, occurs at the very end of the film. [[spoiler:Lian-chu defeats the "villain" of the film, the World-Gobbler, and Gwizdo, Hector, and Zoe are cowering in fear. The World-Gobbler explodes with a blinding white light, and the screen blanks out with white. Then the white fades out, revealing ''floating bunnies'' and Gwizdo, Lian-Chu, and Zoe planning their dream farm, all the while with bright green planetoids straight out of ''SuperMarioGalaxy'' float about.]]
* TheMovie: And it is The Prequel, too.
* OneToMillionToOne: The "Red Swarm". Constitued of many small red flying creatures (looking like a cross of toad and bat), it can assemble into a large, fire-breathing dragon/ogre. Once, the dragon reconstitutes while the swarm is separated in several places; its head ends up stuck inside a barn, the body outside and one leg farther away, but still mobile and aware of its other body parts.
* ThisIsNoTimeForKnitting: At the beginning of [[TheMovie The Movie]], Gwizdo berates Lian-Chu for knitting. Later, Zoe (thinking the needles she found were Gwizdo's) points out that it's not very knight-like to knit, yet in the end, Lian-Chu uses the knitting needles to [[spoiler:blind and destroy the [[EldritchAbomination world-eating monster]]]] they were after.
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* {{Meaningful Name}}:
** Tubalard, who (you can probably tell from the name) is a bit portly.
** There's also Sir Lensflair, whose extremely shiny armor causes lens flares in the camera.
* SceneryPorn: There's plenty of that in the TV show, but the movie has incredible amounts of it, especially at the [[spoiler:End of the World]].
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