How to Train Your Dragon
Release Date: 25th March 2010 – Australia
Runtime: 98 minutes
From the studio that brought
you "Shrek," "Madagascar"
"How To Train Your Dragon"
-- an adventure comedy set
in the mythical world of burly
Vikings and wild dragons.
The story centres around a
scrawny teenager, Hiccup,
who lives on the island of
Berk, where fighting
dragons is a way of life.
Initiation is coming, and
this is his one chance to
prove his worthiness to
his tribe and father.
But when he encounters,
and ultimately befriends,
an injured Night Fury dragon,
his world is turned upside
down and what started out
as Hiccup's one shot to
prove himself turns into an
opportunity to set a new
course for the future of the
Kristen Wiig – Tuffnut Thorston
David Tennant – Spitelout
& Dean DeBlois
Screenplay – William Davies
Additional Screenplay Material – Adam F. Goldberg
Co-Producers – Doug Davison, Roy Lee,
Michael A. Connolly & Tim Johnson
Production Designer – Kathy Alteri
Head of Character Animation – Simon Otto
Character Designers – Andy Bialk,
Ricardo F. Delgado, Nicolas Marlet,
Takao Noguchi, Shame Prigmore &
Visual Effects Supervisor – Craig Ring
Visual Consultant – Roger Deakins
Sound Designer/Supervising Sound Editor/
Mixer – Randy Thom
Darren T. Holmes
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON is personally dear to me as it is a feel good uplifting animated feature which I regard as one of the greatest I have ever seen. It occurred to me that it was one of the first movies I saw on the 3D aspect.
It is one of the best of DreamWorks collection of its animation movies and I dare to say that it will hold this superior status for decades to come.
Star rating: (5/5) Best Movie Ever