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First Look: DreamWorks' How to Train Your Dragon Promo

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March 25, 2009
Source: Animatoons

First Look: DreamWorks Animation's How to Train Your Dragon

Although we won't be seeing a trailer for this for a while, the first promo image from DreamWorks Animation's How to Train Your Dragon has popped up on the Brazilian site Animatoons. Currently slated to hit theaters in March 26th, 2010, How to Train Your Dragon is DWA's latest animated movie about the dragon Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third, voiced by Jay Baruchel, who must learn to become a hero. The movie is an adaptation of Cressida Cowell's children's book of the same name. This photo below isn't much, but it really is our very first look at anything from How to Train Your Dragon.

How to Train Your Dragon

Meet Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, heir of the Viking chiefdom, but a boy with one very big problem: a hero he is not. How to Train Your Dragon is the riotous story of Hiccup's quest to hunt down the fiercest dragon, bring it into submission, and—hopefully—pass his initiation. Instead, he ends up with the smallest, most ornery dragon—it's even toothless! Thus begins the hijinx of the world's most lovable, unlikely hero and a most reluctant "beast." Packed with energetic drawings and plenty of action, this boisterous tale is just right for fantasy fans or anyone with a spirit of adventure. Thoughts?

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Reader Feedback - 10 Comments

1

The fantasy genre for 3D movies is getting a little tired. I love the fantasy genre, but there are other times and places. Also, the dragon looks wonky. It looks like something I could buy from Daz3D or Renderosity for cheapies.

The Baron of Cheese on Mar 25, 2009

2

i'm with you. the dragon looks like PS1 cut screen quality animation.

memphistyler on Mar 25, 2009

3

this just looks crappy

Scott McHenry on Mar 25, 2009

4

I read the books and they were very funny and refreshing. If they keep the mood of the books, the movie should be good enough to launch a couple of sequels. And by the way, the dragon in the image must be the small (cat-size) dragon belonging to Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III. Can't wait to see the first trailer...

L. Papineau on Mar 26, 2009

5

the only good casting in this movie is gererd butler. my casting: seth rogen as gobber the belch or andy serkis as toothless. who's astrid? i heard america ferrari will play astrid.

mbloodt on May 13, 2009

6

OMG! I love those books! I can't wait to see a trailer, and most definately can't wait to see the film! And yes, the dragon does look a bit weird... :]

Amy on Oct 3, 2009

7

Ive read all of her books so far, and theyre hilarious. (im only 12 so dont go calling this strange. This is also a good oppurtunity for anyone who was planning on taking younger people to go and see this). Although.... Movies often muck up good books. About the only films ive seen that have been better than the books have been the Lord of the Rings films. The books really drag on.... They really messed up Shrek II and Shrek III. Seriously, i hope they dont do it again. The dragons look sort of messed up.... Also, theyll probably go and miss out a heck of a lot of good stuff. Basically, read the book. Its brilliant. This does look crappy, but i think it COULD be good, aslong as they get a good script and use the book's speech and ideas alot. And also... Where the heck is Toothless? Hes my favourite character, and no mentions of him? That said, he DOESNT come in till a bit in to the book....maybe theyre keeping it secret?

Gavin Lockie on Nov 10, 2009

8

Why does the dragon's face and mannerisms look like "Stitch?" they need to be more origianl please!

Johnny on Nov 15, 2009

9

We're really big fans of Haddock and Toothless and have read every book written. We've just watch the trailer and are a bit alarmed, nay confused that it doesn't seem to follow the book terribly well. Also most of the characters seem to be a bit "clean" - didn't they bother looking at the illustrations in the book!! It will also be interesting to see if they all keep the same names, as they tend to be a bit on the revolting side in the books - have they "cleaned" these up too to meet with some sensibilities And where is Toothless - it can't be that big black thing - a) it's too big to fit under a helmet, b) it's not green and c) it's got teeth. I'm sure we will go and see it out of curiosity, and it won't spoil the stories as Cressida Cowell is still a brilliant writer.

Angel01 on Feb 21, 2010

10

from reading ur comments i fear that many of u r in for a major disappointment. the movie is "loosely based on the book" kinda like Lion King and Hamlet but from what i've seen prob even less so. so dont get ur hopes up. and yes the black this is Toothless.

DarthOpulentia on Mar 1, 2010

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