Dragonslayer (film) A joint Disney/Paramount production. Directed by Matthew Robbins. After his master’s untimely demise, a sorcerer’s apprentice takes up his teacher’s final duty—the destruction of the world’s last dragon. Disney’s share of the production was the creation of some of the special effects, including the ferocious dragon, Vermithrax Pejorative. Stars Peter McNicol, Caitlin Clarke, Ralph Richardson. 110 min. Filmed at Pinewood Studios, London, and on location on the Isle of Skye, Scotland, and in Snowdonia National Park, North Wales. Paramount released the film in the U.S. in June 1981, and Disney released it abroad.