Disney Lunar New Year with These Dragon-Filled Classics
Disney Lunar New Year with These Dragon-Filled Classics

Disney Lunar New Year with These Dragon-Filled Classics.

With the beginning of the Lunar New Year, which is the Year of the Dragon, just around the corner, what better way to celebrate than to fully immerse ourselves in the spirit of the dragon through these Disney fan favorites?

This streaming guide captures the essence of wisdom, courage, and mythical adventures, where beloved Disney dragons become the perfect companions for this joyous spring festival.

The Reluctant Dragon faces the camera sideways and has one of its legs curled up, as if sitting cross-legged while standing up. The photo’s background is yellow, and The Reluctant Dragon has a warm, happy expression. 
Disney Lunar New Year with These Dragon-Filled Classics

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The Reluctant Dragon (1941)
This animated short introduces fans to a dragon who would much rather recite poetry than engage in the traditional dragon-like activities of destruction and mayhem. Celebrate individuality and the power of harmony with this heartwarming tale!

Maleficent in dragon form has cornered Prince Philip at the edge of a cliff. The dragon is breathing fire toward the prince, who is defending himself with a shield and sword. The background of the photo is of large flames. 
Disney Lunar New Year with These Dragon-Filled Classics

Sleeping Beauty (1959)
Sleeping Beauty features the evil fairy Maleficent in dragon form. This streaming list wouldn’t be complete without a nod to this animated classic featuring the notorious Disney Villain! For even more of the iconic dragon, be sure to watch the live-action films starring Oscar®-winner Angelina Jolie as the fire-breathing dragon in Maleficent (2014) and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019).

Mushu and Cri-Kee are standing inside a woven surface that has been partially destroyed. Mushu has a scared and startled expression on his face, pointing to perhaps what caused the blow, while Cri-Kee looks at Mushu with confusion and slight anger.

Mulan (1998)
Mulan tells the inspiring tale of a legendary Chinese warrior determined to defy patriarchal norms. Her spirited sidekick, Mushu, is a small dragon that remains steadfast by Mulan’s side. This animated classic is an excellent way to start off the Lunar New Year, beautifully commemorating the strength that dragons symbolize in Chinese culture.

Dragon Narissa fills the screen in a close up shot. The background of the photo is the interior of a building, featuring a wooden ceiling and the top of five curtains.
Disney Lunar New Year with These Dragon-Filled Classics

Enchanted (2007)
The magical land of Andalasia collides with the bustling world of New York City in this hybrid animation-live action movie. As these two worlds intertwine, heroine Giselle must navigate a series of obstacles that arise when fantasy and reality merge. Among these challenges is contending with the dragon form of Queen Narissa, known as Dragon Narissa, an adversary nobody wishes to provoke.

Elliot and Peter are in a forest with towering trees. They are both facing each other, laying down, and looking at an electronic device they have placed on the soil. Peter is wearing a long-sleeve, green top and black bermuda shorts.

Pete’s Dragon (2016)
This fantasy adventure film introduces the world to Elliot: a protective, 24-foot-tall dragon who is the closest thing 6-year-old Pete has to family. An enchanting tale about friendship and companionship, this story reminds fans of all that is important and is perfect for celebrating this Lunar New Year. Want even more Elliot? Then be sure to watch the original 1977 Pete’s Dragon, the live-action/animated musical feature film that follows the friendship of the young orphan and his invisible pet dragon.

Raya and Sisu are in a wooden boat that is on water. They are sitting at the back end of the boat, and they are looking at each other, smiling. Raya wears a form-fitting, yellow tunic and a short-sleeve, brown jacket with detailing.
Disney Lunar New Year with These Dragon-Filled Classics

Raya and the Last Dragon (2021)
Raya, a brilliant warrior, is determined to find the last remaining dragon in the fantasy world of Kumandra, Sisu. Legends say she’s a divine water being of unspeakable beauty and unstoppable magic… but what Raya finds instead is a funny, self-deprecating dragon who sees herself as the perennial “C-student” who will need to learn how to become the dragon of legend to help save the world with Raya.

Disney Lunar New Year with These Dragon-Filled Classics