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Web Animation / Boy And Dragon

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(Dragon is the green one)

Boy And Dragon is an animated fantasy comedy series started in August 2019, featuring (would you believe it?) a hero Boy and his best friend Dragon. Set inside a child’s notebook, our protagonists play inside a malleable reality and contend with a range of antagonists.

In contrast to many other Web Series, Boy And Dragon is notable for it's traditional hand-drawn animation style.

The series can be seen on the official YouTube channel.


This show provides examples of:

  • Amusing Injuries: Particularly as a result of Dragon's clumsiness.
  • A Boy and His X: Swap out X for Dragon.
  • Big Bad: Evil Wizard: A grumpy authority figure and Boy and Dragon's arch nemesis
  • Big Friendly Dog: Dragon: A slobbering puppy in the body of a fire-breathing giant.
  • Big Guy, Little Guy: Dragon is a giant, Boy is a regular sized kid.
  • Dragon Rider: Boy regularly rides on Dragon's back to get from place-to-place.
  • Invisible Parents: Our heroes live in a idealised kid’s treehouse with seemingly no parental supervision.
  • Kid Hero: Boy: A sword-wielding, potion-mixing whizz kid.
  • Lovable Coward: Dragon's standard reaction to any threat (big or small) is usually instant fear.
  • Nominal Hero: Our heroes often take up causes for material gain or childish one-upmanship.
  • Purely Aesthetic Era: Despite the medieval trappings of knights, dragons, and wizards; plenty of modern tech shows up.
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  • Silence Is Golden: Our heroes speak through gesture, expression, and language agnostic gabble.
  • Subverted Trope: Dragon: He can fly and breath fire, but personality-wise he has more in common with an untrained pet.
  • Squishy Wizard: Even though he has great magic abilities, Evil Wizard is generally shown as physically weak and diminutive.
  • Treehouse of Fun: Boy And Dragon's hang out spot.
  • Wild Take: Characters constantly make these.
  • Zany Cartoon: Heavy on subverted natural laws and mad reactions.

Episodes of this series provide examples of:

  • Secretly Selfish: In "Funny New Legs", Boy And Dragon quickly abandon their friendship in favour of fighting over a new video game.
  • Cosmic Plaything: All the characters to some respect, but Evil Wizard especially in "Snowball Showdown!" after having his ice sculpture destroyed by Boy And Dragon, his multiple attempts at revenge fail spectacularly each time.
  • Crying a River: Dragon in "Love Quest"
  • Twist Ending: The series regularly indulges in these such as the multiple twist endings in "Dragon's Fun Pranks".
  • Sadist Teacher: Evil Wizard's introduction as Boy And Dragon's magic tutor in the episode "School".
  • Anvil on Head: Happens to Boy in "Candy Crush".
  • Shadow of Impending Doom: Happens to Boy in "Funny New Legs" and Evil Wizard in "Snowball Showdown!"
  • Snow Lems: in "Snowball Showdown!"

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