How To Train Your Dragon [Widescreen] (Bilingual) [Import]
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- Aspect Ratio : 2.35:1
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Language : English
- Product Dimensions : 19.69 x 13.97 x 1.27 cm; 226.8 Grams
- Item model number : 119694
- Director : Chris Sanders, Dean DeBlois
- Media Format : AC-3, Dolby, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC, Import
- Run time : 1 hour and 38 minutes
- Release date : Oct. 15 2010
- Actors : Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera
- Dubbed: : French, Spanish
- Subtitles: : French, English, Spanish
- Language : English (Dolby Digital 5.1), Unqualified, Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
- Studio : Dreamworks Animated
- Producers : Bonnie Arnold
- ASIN : B002ZG97YM
- Writers : Adam F. Goldberg, Chris Sanders, Cressida Cowell, Dean DeBlois, William Davies
- Number of discs : 1
- Customer Reviews:
A winner with fans and critics alike, DreamWorks Animation's HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON delivers "thrilling action adventure" (Claudia Puig, USA Today) in a timeless movie that's also "funny and touching" (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone). Toothless and Hiccup - unlikely friends and heroes - lead dragons and Vikings to unite in the ultimate battle for survival. "DreamWorks has topped itself" (Pete Hammond, Box Office Magazine) with visually stunning animation, an outstanding cast and a wonderful original story. DRAGONS is sure to delight as "a great adventure for all ages!" (Ben Lyons, E!).
A winning mixture of adventure, slapstick comedy, and friendship, How to Train Your Dragon rivals Kung Fu Panda as the most engaging and satisfying film DreamWorks Animation has produced. Hiccup (voice by Jay Baruchel) is a failure as a Viking: skinny, inquisitive, and inventive, he asks questions and tries out unsuccessful contraptions when he's supposed to be fighting the dragons that attack his village. His father, chief Stoick the Vast (Gerard Butler), has pretty much given up on his teenage son and apprenticed him to blacksmith Gobber (Craig Ferguson). Worse, Hiccup knows the village loser hasn't a chance of impressing Astrid (America Ferrera), the girl of his dreams and a formidable dragon fighter in her own right. When one of Hiccup's inventions actually works, he hasn't the heart to kill the young dragon he's brought down. He names it Toothless and befriends it, although he's been taught to fear and loathe dragons. Codirectors and cowriters Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois, who made Disney's delightful Lilo and Stitch, provide plenty of action, including vertiginous flying sequences, but they balance the pyrotechnics with moments of genuine warmth that make the viewer root for Hiccup's success. Many DreamWorks films get laughs from sitcom one-liners and topical pop culture references; as the humor in Dragon comes from the characters' personalities, it feels less timely and more timeless. Toothless chases the spot of sunlight reflected off Hiccup's hammer like a giant cat with a laser pointer; Hiccup uses his newly found knowledge (and an icky smoked eel) to defeat two small dragons--and impress the other kids. How to Train Your Dragon will be just as enjoyable 10 or 20 years from now as it is today. (Rated PG: suitable for ages 8 and older, violence, some intense action and scary dragons) --Charles Solomon
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How to Train Your Dragon
A winner with audiences and critics alike, the Academy Award-nominated DreamWorks Animation film, How to Train Your Dragon, rolls fire-breathing action, epic adventure and laughs into a captivating and original story. Hiccup is a young Viking who defies tradition when he befriends one of his deadliest foes — a ferocious dragon he calls Toothless. Together, the unlikely heroes must fight against all odds to save both their worlds in this "wonderful good-time hit!" (Gene Shalit, Today)
- "Frozen" Episode of DreamWorks' Dragons: Defenders of Berk
- Book of Dragons Short
- The Ultimate Book of Dragons
- The Animator's Corner
- Trivia Track
- Viking-Sized Cast
- How to Draw a Dragon
- The Story Behind the Story
Hiccup, is the tenacious, spirited son of Stoick the Vast, chieftain of Berk.
Personality: Witty, sarcastic, compassionate and empathetic.
Toothless is much more of a giant, winged pussycat than the stuff of nightmares.
Personality: Playful, inquisitive and intelligent, loyal and empathetic with boundless puppy-like energy.
Astrid, is tough and rational, providing Hiccup with a blunt voice of reason while remaining his most outspoken supporter.
Personality: Dutiful, competitive and emotionally driven.
The only time theses two see eye-to-eye is when enjoying a nice display of destruction– usually caused by Ruffnut & Tuffnut!
Personality: Truly a split personality! Barf & Belch are each fiercely independent, yet inextricably linked.
Unlike other Gronckles, Meatlug is actually a very sweet and affectionate dragon, especially with her rider, Fishlegs.
Personality: Exceedingly demonstrative and sweet, yet quite self-conscious despite her thick hide.
Although she preens and grooms herself like the most fastidious of birds, Stormfly actually possesses a playful spirit.
Personality: Precise and cunning in battle, yet warm and affectionate with friends old and new.
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I love his film and would suggest it to anyone. It's orginal and inspiring and I never get sick of watching it. It has a huge fan following on social networks like Tumblr for a reason.
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How To Train Your Dragon is a funny and well made film about Vikings (why aren't there more Vikings in films? I loved Vikings as a kid) and their ongoing battles with the dragons in the area. The story is simple and follows Hiccup as he tries to gain the respect of his father, the village leader, but simple does not equate to dull. There is a blend of visual and verbal gags that took me a couple of watches to pick up on, so it does stand up to a rewatch or two.
I sometimes think animated characters tend to blend into one, with nothing really to separate them. Here, each character is an individual, all have distinct personalities and all of them are a joy. Even the dragons have great characterisation.
The animation is brilliant, with extra points going to the dragons, obviously, but, perhaps not so obviously, the backgrounds and scenery. When Toothless is flying, it's thrilling to watch.
I sat and watched this with a huge grin of my face and it's a film that can be enjoyed by anyone (no kids in my household, just four adults and we all liked it a lot). Even the fact that the adults were Scottish and the kids American (Scottish Vikings being a bit historically inaccurate, to say the least) didn't bother me all that much.
Finally, one last point, can I have my very own Toothless please? He's just adorable.
The story line is engaging, subtly deals with topics such as prejudice, be true to yourself, have a voice etc.
My whole family loves the film, its an easy watch and holds the attention of all family members.
All I want to know is, where can I get my own real life Toothless!!
The story follows Hiccup who is the chief's son of the Vikings of Berk and who in all appearances is the most un-Viking person you can get. All he wants to do is impress his father who views him as an oddity and doesn't take him seriously but in the process he screws up and almost destroys the village (at the beginning of the movie) which is being attached by dragons. He makes it his mission to catch and kill a dragon but when the moment comes and he is face to face with one he just can't do it. Without realising it he has captured his soon to be best friend and companion.
Through a process of trust exercises he manages to get the dragon, whom he calls Toothless, to trust him and he soon discovers a whole bunch of things that are useful in taming dragons. Enter the plot twist - he must start dragon training with the Vikings, learning various techniques to trap, malee and kill dragons, which obviously makes him torn in two; learning about dragons and impressing his father.
I watched this film when it first came out and fell in love with Toothless, he is a brilliant character and you can genuinely see the friendship grow and develop throughout the film. I decided I had to buy my own copy and settled on the BluRay as it gives a much better picture and audio experience as there are picture details which are much more vivid and noticeable and the sound is much sharper and crisp too.
I would highly recommend this film to anyone, especially for families as this is a great family film which can be enjoyed by anyone.
Again this age old tale of the "misunderstood outcast" or "runt of the pack" ducks and dives even until the very last scene where, even when you think that he's finally won through and everyone thinks he's a hero, he still has to face his own personal loss (having lost a limb). There's nothing in the film that seems out of character and there's so much that you can talk through with young kids - if you're into that sort of thing. Above all, however, it’s just great fun. The camera angles and computer graphic displays of the dragon's flight in and through the air are fabulous. Definitely a film I could watch again and again on a lazy Sunday afternoon when I want the world to go away and to have a little space to dream again. Well done DreamWorks - this dream of a film really works for me!