'How to Train Your Dragon' Arena Show Will Take Dragons Worldwide

August 8, 2011
Source: THR

How to Train Your Dragon Arena Show

If the DreamWorks Animation adaptation of How to Train Your Dragon, or the forthcoming sequel just don't get you and your family close enough to the fire-breathing action, then you may want to listen up. According to THR, Australian live entertainment group Global Creatures and and their animatronic division The Creature Technology Company are working with DWA on a live arena show that will bring full scale, fire breathing dragons, projections, flying, stunts, circus performers and pyrotechnics. The show has been in the works for five years and will have its world premiere in Melbourne, Australia in March of 2012.

After debuting down under, the show will then head over to New Zealand before making its way to the United States in June. Other locations and dates have yet to be determined yet, but the plan is to have it hit many more spots around the world. The companies behind the show also brought the live arena show Walking with Dinosaurs around the world, so they know exactly what they're doing here. In addition, DWA chief creative officer Bill Damaschke says, "the complex animatronics, the cast of eighty including Viking warriors and villagers as well as world-class circus and acrobatic performers, all are quite ambitious." Full scale fire-breathing dragons on stage with a slew of vikings and acrobatic action? Sounds pretty damn great to me. Tickets aren't on sale yet, so keep your ears to the ground for more info on this promising show.

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  • Kamish
    My kids would love this...
  • Ultim8
    Awesome! I saw (and took the kids to see) the Walking with Dinosaurs Arena show. it was brilliant and I'm going to watch this story with interest.
  • Angry Chief
    I am a full grown man and I would totally go see this.
  • Anonymous
    Wow, if these creations are anywhere near as good as the Dino's in "Walking..." (I've only seen video of them, but they're amazing) I'd go in a heartbeat.
  • Jedibilly
    I bet Disney is jealous!!!!
    • Garmybaly
      it IS DISNEY!
  • Kgdjd
    Holy flip, I am SO seeing this! Too bad they used the movie, not the book though.
  • I just googled the story and found video of the creatures being made and breathing fire and fighting. Pretty amazing stuff. I can't wait to see it. Hopefully it comes to california.
  • Pollito2000
    i know right i so want to see it so bad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i know its gonna be awesome!!! cant wait
  • Cali girl gone Texan ;)
    Can't wait til it hits Dallas Texas. My son and husband went to see Walking with the Dinosaurs, and they loved it. So since they companies that brought us that show are bringing this one as well, I'm sure they won't disappoint us.
  • Holly Stach
    These shows are so worth whatever the tickets are - still have to find that out but Walking With Dinosaurs was unforgettable!




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