RFCP Pays Tribute to the Creator of Dragon Tales

NORTHERN LIGHTS, UKAHALA–A staple of RFCP culture is, of course, Dragon Tales. Tonight we honor the show’s creator following his passing earlier this year.

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Dragon Tales became a key part of our army in 2020 when Prior Bumble revealed a rather uncharacteristic obsession.

It brought endearment, fun, and family time to our already rich culture.

Soldiers cozied up this evening in the Krispy TV channel for a three episode marathon of the magical, colorful classic.

But do you know who created Dragon Tales?

His name was Ron Rodecker, and he lived from March 4, 1930 to January 25th, 2021.

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Yes, Mr. Rodecker left us only about a month ago, and this army pays its sincerest and warmest regards to his family and wonderful legacy.

Mr. Rodecker was born in Long Beach, California and lived most of his life in that state with his wife, Katherine.

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Like many exceptional people, Mr. Rodecker was an educator and an elementary school principal for almost twenty years in the Marshall Islands, which are off the northeast coast of Australia!

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He had a passion for art, and created the whimsical Dragon Tales characters we know and love and shared them with patrons at the 1978 Sawdust Summer Arts and Crafts Show in Laguna Beach, California. There, they caught the eye of television producers, who soon partnered with Mr. Rodecker to turn them into the cast of a new fantasy series for kids!

Dragon Tales aired for the first time on September 6, 1999 in cooperation with the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)–hi, Silla. It had 3 seasons, 78 episodes, and 3 Emmy nominations!

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There are three lessons Dragon Tales and Mr. Rodecker wanted to teach children, according to their official website.

  1. To encourage children to take on new or difficult challenges in their lives
  2. To help children recognize that there is more than one way to approach a challenge
  3. To help children understand that to try and not succeed fully is a valuable and natural part of learning

And RFCP and Prior Bumble want to teach you the same.

Thank you, Mr. Rodecker!

Come along, take my hand, let’s all go to Dragon Land…

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