Dragonkeeper Movie Poster


April 19, 2024
1hr 39min
Status: released

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Dragonkeeper Movie Details:

Also known asGuardiana de dragones
Based onDragonkeeper by Carole Wilkinson
Country Spain
Language English
GenreAnimated fantasy adventure
Release date1 March 2024 (Málaga)
19 April 2024 (Spain)
May 3, 2024 (United States)
Running time1hr 39min
Age ratingPG
Directed by Salvador Simó
Li Jianping
Written byCarole Wilkinson
Pablo Castrillo
Ignacio Ferreras
Rosanna Checcini
Produced byLarry Levene
Cinematography by Jose Manuel Piñero (Previs Artist)
Yuangfeng Zhao (lighting)
Edited by José Manuel Jiménez
Music byArturo Cardelús
Casting ByAnnelie Powell
Production CompanyGuardián de Dragones AIE
China Film Animation
China Film Corporation
Movistar Plus+
Atresmedia Cine
Distributor A Contracorriente Films (Spain)
China Film Group (China)

Dragonkeeper Movie Cast & Characters:

English-language voice cast

  • Bill Nighy as Danzi
  • Bill Bailey as Wang Chao
  • Anthony Howell as Diao
  • Mayalinee Griffiths as Ping


Set in Han Imperial China, the plot follows the adventures of enslaved girl Ping with ancient dragon Long Danzi. Dragons had been banished from the kingdom. Ping, an orphan, finds one of the last remaining dragon eggs. Palace guards force Ping to run away in order to return the dragon egg to the ocean and save all dragons from extinction. Ping discovers that she is a true Dragonkeeper.

Dragonkeeper Movie Box Office Collection & Budget:

Budget€24 million
Opening Collection$426,776 (760 theaters)
Worldwide Collection$5,359,308

About Dragonkeeper Movie:

Dragonkeeper is a Spanish-Chinese animated fantasy adventure film directed by Salvador Simó and Li Jianping, with a script written by Carole Wilkinson, Pablo Castrillo, Ignacio Ferreras and Rosanna Checcini. Matthew Joynes is the executive producer. The film is an adaptation of Wilkinson’s novel Dragonkeeper.

The project, an adaptation of the first novel of Carole Wilkinson’s 6-book-saga, was reported in 2017 as a Spanish-Chinese co-production between China Film Group’s China Film Animation alongside Spain’s Dragoia Media, Movistar Plus and Atresmedia Cine. It boasted a €24 million budget.

The film secured theatrical releases in Spain (by A Contracorriente), China (by China Film Group) and Latin America (by Imagem Filmes). Viva Kids bought the North American distribution rights to the film, whilst Hulu secured streaming rights for the post-theatrical window in the region.

Dragonkeeper was scheduled to open in Spanish theaters on 22 September 2023. Afterward, the Spanish release was postponed from 2023 to 2024. The film was selected as the opening film of the 27th Málaga Film Festival’s official selection. The film’s theatrical release date in Spain was rescheduled to 19 April 2024.