American Dragon: Jake Long

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American Dragon: Jake Long
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"Dragon up!"
Genre: Action
Comedy
Adventure
Superhero
Fantasy
Running Time: 22 minutes
Country: United States
Release Date: January 21, 2005 – September 1, 2007
Network(s): Disney Channel
Created by: Jeff Goode
Distributed by: Disney–ABC Domestic Television
Starring: Dante Basco
Amy Bruckner
Mae Whitman
Keone Young
John DiMaggio
Lauren Tom
Jeff Bennett
Matt Nolan
Paul Rugg
Charlie Finn
Miss Kittie
Seasons: 2
Episodes: 52


American Dragon: Jake Long is a Disney Channel animated television series produced by Walt Disney Television Animation and created by Jeff Goode.       

Summary

A 13-year old Chinese-American boy named Jake Long with the ability to turn into a dragon must protect the magical creatures that live in New York City, while balancing his life between his dragon duties and his teenage life.

Why It Rocks

  1. It has a good mix of fantasy, romance and action.
  2. Awesome voice acting. Especially Dante Basco as Jake Long, Mae Whitman as Rose/Huntsgirl, and John DiMaggio as Fu Dog.
  3. The stories are interesting with lots of drama with the well executed tough love story between Jake and Rose which is basically Romeo and Juliet, but well done and gives us a couple of heart breaking moments even for a kids show.
  4. Amazing if not cool looking animation that's mostly anime influenced and the background is more painted looking to give it a sort of old Disney movie/anime feel to it.
  5. It can teach some lessons about life. For example, growing up and competitions.
  6. Many likeable characters, like Jake has a riveting and fun-loving personality and is still learning about his dragon powers.
  7. There's a-lot of funny moments in the show, such as with the oracle twins, particularly when the bubbly doomsayer told Jake "You have such a great attitude...that will come in handy when you learn the awful truth about Rose...(giggle) well, see ya!".
  8. Epic sounding music.

Bad Qualities

  1. Some amounts of toilet humor.
  2. Jake can get pretty annoying at times when he speaks in his hip-hop lingo.
  3. The show's art style changed in Season 2. While not awful, many fans preferred the original art style.
  4. It was supposed to have 2 extra seasons and a movie, but they got cancelled leaving some questions unanswered.

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