The film’s story is centered on two dogs, who escape from a research laboratory in Great Britain. In the process of telling the story, the film highlights the cruelty of performing vivisection and animal research for its own sake (though Martin Rosen said that this was not an anti-vivisection film, but an adventure), an idea that had only recently come to public attention during the 1960s and 1970s.
by the time dragonwatch begins, warren has started keeping a list of things he would rather experience than harpy scratches. every time he gets injured (because we all know it’s going to happen at least a few times per novel if fablehaven is any indicator), tanu or trask ask him if it makes the list. it always does