Monday, July 29, 2013

How To Train Your Dragon 2 – What to Watch Out For

If you are a How to Train Your Dragon fan, this is certainly great news for you! The much-awaited sequel of the massive hit How to Train Your Dragon (HTTYD, has hit the screens and has received a stupendous response. After all, this film marks the return of the ever popular young Viking, Hiccup, and his partner-in-air – Toothless, the Night Fury Dragon. The 1 minute 56 seconds-long teaser has impressed fans and critics alike, and if, like everyone else, you are waiting impatiently for this film’s release, here’s a sneak peek at what this sequel has to offer.

How to Train Your Dragon 2 – The Story

DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon 2 takes a 5-year jump from where the first installment left off. With dragons and Vikings living together in peace and harmony in Berk, dragon racing as a sport has become a popular activity. But Hiccup and Toothless, the pair that won many hearts in the first movie, are busy flying and exploring new territories. 
In this sequel, Hiccup and Toothless discover an ice cave with hundreds of wild dragons and a mysterious Dragon Rider. The Viking-dragon pair finds itself at the center of all the action, with the power to change the future of dragons and men in their hands. Slated for release in June 2014, HTTYD 2 promises to be one of those films that the kids are definitely going to love!

The Cast and Crew – HTTYD 2 

Dean DeBlois wields the reigns in How to Train Your Dragon 2. Writer and director of the sequel, DeBlois also co-directed the first movie. The sequel also brings together all the main voices and characters of the first movie, with a few more interesting additions – Game of Thrones actor Kit Harrington, Djimon Hounsou of Blood Diamond fame, and Cate Blanchett. Little surprise, then, that even though the actual release of the film is still far away, the anticipation in the air is already palpable!

What You Can Expect From HTTYD 2

  • A story with a true heart – This film is sure to tell a story that will strike a chord with kids and most likely, even adults. 
  • Entertainment and laughs – No film for kids is complete without a dose of humor! Hiccup and the rest of the gang are sure to give us some memorable light moments and audible guffaws!
  • Stunning visuals and graphics – As with any DreamWorks film, HTTYD 2 also promised to be a visual treat!
  • Bonds and Relationships – A film like How to Train Your Dragon relies heavily on the relationships various characters share. Whether it is the inseparable pair of Hiccup and Toothless, or the bond that the young Viking shares with his father Stoick, a lot of importance is paid to these connections.

How to Train Your Dragon – A Quick Recap

Released in 2010, HTTYD is an American 3D computer animated fantasy film that garnered rave reviews and caught the fancies of kids and adults alike. Loosely based on the book by Cressida Cowell, the movie traces the story of how a young Viking, Hiccup, grows from being an inefficient dragon slayer to the person who unites Vikings and dragons in peace and saves them from the fearful Red Death. 

Latest Developments

A new online 3D game – School of Dragons ( – brings to life the How to Train Your Dragon world, with all your favorite Vikings and dragons populating the virtual world! Players can enroll themselves and join the school to take on exciting Viking avatars, learn to fly their dragons, and even go on exciting scientific quests!

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