Find out how to watch all the How to Train Your Dragons movies in the correct order. We also have a list of the dragons featured in each movie!
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How the movies came to be
How the movies came to be: In 2003, DreamWorks bought the movie rights to How to Train Your Dragons from author Cressida Cowell. At first, the movie was going to be a traditional animation, but Dreamworks eventually decided to make it a computer-animated film. animating dragons turned out to be more difficult than they thought, so they brought in Japanese studio Okinawa Development to help with the animation. The first movie came out in 2010 and was a huge hit, grossing over $500 million worldwide. The second movie came out in 2014 and was also a big success, grossing over $620 million worldwide.
The voice actors and their characters
The voice actors and their characters in the “How to Train Your Dragons” movies are:
-Jay Baruchel as Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III
-Gerard Butler as Stoick the Vast
-Craig Ferguson as Gobber the Belch
-America Ferrera as Astrid Hofferson
-Jonah Hill as Snotlout Jorgenson
-Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Fishlegs Ingerman
-T.J. Miller as Tuffnut Thorston
-Kristen Wiig as Ruffnut Thorston
The dragons in the movies
There are many different types of dragons that are shown in the How to Train Your Dragons movies. Each dragon is unique and has its own set of abilities. The dragons in the movies include:
-Toothless: A Night Fury dragon who is the main character in the movies. He is loyal and brave, and is considered the “unofficial” leader of the dragons.
-Stormfly: A Deadly Nadder dragon who is one of Toothless’s best friends. She is fast and agile, and loves to fly.
-Meatlug: A Gronckle dragon who is another one of Toothless’s best friends. She is strong and powerful, and can breathe fire.
-Smaug: A golden dragon who appears in the second movie. He is feared by many, but is ultimately defeated by Toothless and his friends.
The locations in the movies
How to Train Your Dragons: The movies are set in the fictional world of Berk, a small Viking village located in the archipelago of the Isles of Berk. The two main locations in the films are Berk and Dragon’s Edge, an island that serves as a refuge for dragons.
Berk is a typical Viking village that is constantly under siege by dragons. The villagers have developed a unique way of dealing with these creatures, which involves training them as pets and using them to fight off the dragon attacks.
Dragon’s Edge is a safe haven for dragons and it is where Hiccup (the main character) and his friends live. It is also the location of the Dragon Training Academy, where young Vikings learn to become dragon trainers.
The music in the movies
In addition to the two movie scores, there are two pop songs used in the films. “Where No One Goes” by Jónsi is used in the opening credits of How to Train Your Dragon 2 and “On Top of the World” by Imagine Dragons is used at the end of How to Train Your Dragon.
The behind-the-scenes of the movies
While the How to Train Your Dragons movies are beloved by fans of all ages, there is more to these films than meets the eye. Here are some behind-the-scenes facts about the movies that you may not know.
1. The original movie was released in 2010, but the idea for the franchise traces back to 2001 when co-writer and director, Dean DeBlois, pitched the idea to Dreamworks.
2. The first movie went through several iterations before finally settling on the story we all know and love. In one early version of the script, Hiccup was going to be killed off!
3. The voice of Toothless, Jay Baruchel, was actually brought in to audition for the role of Hiccup. However, he fit the part of Toothless so well that they decided to cast him as the dragon instead.
4. All of the dragons in the movies are computer-generated, but there were a few physical props created for certain scenes. For instance, a full-size replica of Toothless was used during shots where he had to interact with actors directly.
5. The name “Toothless” was not originally in the script – it was added later on at the suggestion of one of the animators.
6. To make sure that Toothless’s movements were as realistic as possible, animators studied actual cats and dogs while they were in production.
7. In order to make sure that each dragon sounded unique, sound designer Randy Thom recorded hundreds of different animal sounds which were then mixed and matched to create each dragon’s distinct vocalization.
The messages in the movies
How to Train Your Dragons is a movie franchise that tells the story of a young Viking boy who befriends a dragon, and the two of them have to fight together to save their people. The movies are packed with action, adventure, and comedy, but they also contain some deep messages about friendship, loyalty, and working together.
How the movies compare to the books
The How to Train Your Dragons movies are very popular, but how do they compare to the books? The books are actually quite different from the movies, but they both have their own merits.
The movies are more action-packed and fast-paced, while the books are more detailed and in-depth. The books also have more of a focus on the friendship between Hiccup and Toothless, while the movies focus more on the action and adventure.
The fan reactions to the movies
The fan reactions to the “How to Train Your Dragons” movies have been mixed. Some fans appreciate the fact that the movies are true to the spirit of the original books, while others feel that the films deviate too much from the source material. However, most fans seem to agree that the movies are visually stunning and provide an enjoyable experience.
The legacy of the movies
The How to Train Your Dragons movies are a trilogy of computer-animated action fantasy films produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Universal Pictures. The franchise is loosely based on the British children’s book series of the same name by Cressida Cowell. The franchise stars the voice of Jay Baruchel as a young Viking named Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, who, through his bond with a dragon named Toothless, learns to Nadder become a dragon rider and eventually becomes king.
The first movie, How to Train Your Dragon, was released on March 26, 2010 and became a critical and commercial success upon its release. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Score at the 83rd Academy Awards, as well as eleven Annie Awards. The second movie, How to Train Your Dragon 2, was released on June 13, 2014. It grossed over $621 million worldwide against its $145 million budget and received acclaim from critics; it was nominated for five Saturn Awards (including Best Animated Film) and won four Critics’ Choice Movie Awards—more than any other film that year—including Best Animated Feature. The third movie in the trilogy, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World was released on February 22, 2019. Critical reception was again positive with reviewers calling it “a fitting end to one of animation’s most respected trilogies.” At the 91st Academy Awards, the film was nominated for Best Animated Feature but lost to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.