Keep Training Your Dragon


Pretty much the entire creative team behind DreamWork’s mega-hit “How to Train Your Dragon” are returning for the sequel, which will most likely hit theaters in 2013.

Jay Baruchel, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, T.J. Miller, and Kristen Wiig will reprise their roles, with more work in store for Toothless and the original’s other non-speaking, fire-breathing favorites. After sharing writing and directing duties with Chris Sanders on the original, Dean DeBlois will take over both tasks on the sequel, with Sanders (who has his hands full co-helming DWA’s 2012 caveman comedy “The Croods”) remaining creatively involved in an executive producer capacity.

“How to Train Your Dragon” grossed almost half-a-billion dollars worldwide, and is being looked at as the newest cash-printing franchise for the animation studio since “Shrek” finally wrapped up. There are nine books in Cressida Cowell’s series, so they shouldn’t run out of material anytime soon. And I have to say, “Dragon” is so much better than any of the “Shrek” movies, so if they’re going to build a brand out of anything, at least they’re doing it on solid footing.

Author: Brent McKnight

Brent McKnight lives in Seattle with his dogs. He likes beards, movies where things explode, and overcast skies. His three favorite movies are "Rubin and Ed", "A Bittersweet Life", and "Out for Justice". He wishes his knees didn't hurt. On Twitter @BrentMMcKnight
  • Davdude12

    Awesome movie, but I hate Jay Bruchel’s voice for the main character. Maybe I’m growing out of his voice, but he just doesnt sound right in my opinion.

    • Brent

      I’m kind of the opposite. I usually dislike his voice a lot, but for some reason it didn’t bother in this, which is surprising.

      • Nix

        It’s probably because you don’t get that shocking “THUD!!!” effect of having that old man gravel voice coming out of what is essentially a 20-something kid. And voices just sound slightly distorted in animated movies, even when well-known actors do them.

  • Bellmira24

    I’ve seen this movie for like 10 times or more, and it never bores me. It was kinda accidental how I’ve come to watched this movie in cinema last year. Me and my boyfriend has just finished watching another movie and was about to go home when I saw the ad poster of the how to train your dragon movie. I know it was kinda weird but I just suddenly felt the need to watch it. So we watched it. I’ve seen its trailer before hand and it already interests me but I was not really planning to see it unless I brought my younger brother with me. I definitely love this movie. Not just I like it, I love it. I don’t exactly know why, although I’m kinda wishing to have a pet dragon like toothless. But seriously speaking, this movie definitely teaches children to become who they want to be. Fitting in is really hard, but why do you have to fit in when you can actually become the best. It is much harder to pretend to become someone you’re not than to become exactly who you are. It’s natural for parents to want for their children to be the best, that sometimes they tend to overlook their child’s talents. And of course, children will always want to impress their parents that they tend to do everything they think is necessary to make their parents proud of them. Its where misunderstanding commonly occurs. I don’t have a child yet that’s why I really don’t know, but I think parents should be more open to what their children really wants to be. They have to accept it and in turn guide them to the right path that will lead them in reaching their dreams. And for the children, I think they should be more open also in finding their dreams and in sharing those dreams to their parents. Anyway, its not just a journey, it is their journey. A little compromise is essential in succeeding to this lifelong journey, I guess.