Jake Long is one of New York City's average 13-year-old boys, living with his extended Chinese-American family and skateboarding with his friends... until he learns his amazing destiny.
He is a descendant of dragons and, when he transforms into one of these fire-breathing, shape-shifting magical beings, it's his duty to protect the magical creatures secretly living among the masses in New York. Among them are the herd of unicorns in Central Park, the leprechauns on Wall Street, the gargoyle nest atop the Empire State Building, the Triborough Troll Bridge, the mystical city between NOHO and SOHO and the underwater Hudson mermaids.
Greater New York is the American Dragon's territory and if he can make it here, he can make it anywhere. ... Jake's life takes madcap twists and turns as he juggles all the social hurdles of teenage years (including his crush on Rose, the new girl in school) with his secret training to become the American Dragon, a regimen guided by his recently immigrated grandfather Lao Shi, and Grandpa's unique "associate," a gruff 600-year-old magical Shar-Pei named Fu Dog.
American Dragon: Jake Long was created by Jeff Goode, creator of the hit MTV series Undressed. Disney has ordered an initial twenty-four episodes for the first season.
He's cool, he's hot like a frozen sun He's young and fast, he's the chosen one People, we're not braggin' He's the American Dragon He's gonna stop his enemies with his dragon power Dragon teeth, dragon tail, Burnin' dragon fire A real live wire American Dragon!! "Dragon Up!" American Dragon!! "Oh, oh, oh, woah!" He's the American Dragon freewith the dragon His skills are getting faster with Grandpa the master His destiny will walk up streets Show time, baby, for the legacy!! American Dragon!! From the "J" to the "A" to the "K" to the "E"!! I'm the Mackdaddy Dragon of the NYC, ya heard?? He's the American Dragon!! Jake, get back to work!! Aw, man!!
Theme song performed by A.J. Trauthmoreless