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The Huffless, Puffless, Dragon (1964)

While all the other dragons are puffing away, one dragon refuses to smoke. They all think he's totally square and a number of them challenge him to fights, races, and arm-wrestling contests... See full summary »

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Mal Wittman
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Howard Morris ... (voice)
Charolette Rae Charolette Rae ... (voice)
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While all the other dragons are puffing away, one dragon refuses to smoke. They all think he's totally square and a number of them challenge him to fights, races, and arm-wrestling contests. As he defeats them all with his clean lungs and nicotine-free body, they begin to think that maybe he's the cool one after all. Written by sienel

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My bet is that this didn't affect smoking rates in the least
25 January 2016 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"The Huffless Puffless Dragon" is an early propaganda film aimed at keeping kids from smoking. It's told in sort of a beatnik style with very cheap 1960s style animation. Most importantly, its message about the ills of smoking comes off as rather stupid and I am pretty sure kids ignored it completely.

The story is brief. All the dragons in the cartoon smoke because it's cool...all but one. So the biggest and baddest dragon challenges this weirdo to some competitions and the non-smoking dragon wins because smoking is terrible for you.

Heavyhanded and dull...a bad combination along with poor animation. I can easily see how this cartoon has fallen into the public domain.

By the way, the BEST anti-smoking campaign would consist of parents and totally uncool actors all smoking and saying how wonderful it is. The oppositional teens will be mortified and never smoke again!


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3 October 2000 (USA) See more »

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