Staying Within The Lines
Season: 1
Production code: Columbia
Broadcast number: 16b
Story by:
Chantal Strand
Written by:
Jim Coane
Storyboards by:
Andrea Libman
Written & Storyboarded by:
Garry Chalk
Directed by:
Tim Eldred
Broadcast Information
PBS Kids Premiere:
October 18, 1999
Paired with
It Happened One Nightmare

Staying Within The Lines is the first season of Dragon Tales.


Quetzal and the Dragons ask Max and Emmy to recolor a black-and-white Dragon Land when the color was washed out by a storm. However, Max has trouble coloring within the lines.


It started when Max and Emmy was in their playroom, Once they were called to Dragon Land, the colors got washed away by a rainstorm, Quetzal asked them to recolor them using paints, but Max has trouble staying within the lines, The dragons were summoned to the Stickleback mountains, where the giant was sleeping, Max thought it was a giant coloring book, Zak and Wheezie came out of their knuckerhole as soon they got Quetzal's message, Emmy and Cassie colored the flowers, while Ord and Max colored in the stream, and Max colored the fish and ran the water over the grass, causing Cassie and Emmy to draw the dam to keep the water from going away, Max tried to color in the rocks, but Zak told him he has trouble staying within the lines, Cassie insists Max in coloring the clouds, until he accidentally made a rainstorm and Emmy told Cassie to grab two jars of yellow paint to color the sun, Emmy insists Max in coloring the dirt, Ord colored the snail, Cassie, Emmy, Zak and Wheezie, Max, and Ord colored the giant in the mountains, They all finished coloring, ending the episode.


Main Characters


  • Ord and Max colored in the clouds and dirt
  • Max and Emmy were seen in the episode
  • Enrique was absent in Season 1