DreamWorks Animation Delays 'How to Train Your Dragon 3' to 2017

September 2, 2014

How to Train Your Dragon

Briefly: While announcing that this summer's sequel How to Train Your Dragon 2 has crossed the $600 million mark over the weekend, DreamWorks Animation has also revealed that they will push back the release of How to Train Your Dragon 3 by a year. The third installment in the fantasy adventure franchise was slated to arrive on June 17th, 2016, but now the sequel will arrive on June 9th, 2017. It'll arrive just a couple weeks after The LEGO Movie sequel and one week before some unknown Pixar Animation film. We're not sure what the reason for the delay is, but animation takes a lot of time to perfect.

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So the characters will be all full grown adults? DIG. I am ready for a fully matured Toothless kicking some butt.

DAVIDPD on Sep 2, 2014


That would be cool to see Toothless at full potential.

mooreworthy on Sep 2, 2014


I could do with less LEGO movie. The first one works great as a standalone piece.

DAVIDPD on Sep 2, 2014


DreamWorks might be able to get ready to Make HTTYD4 that's why and they might be done with HTTYD3 in 2017. stop messing with the Realease of this movie in 2016 we can't wait 3 years. DreamWorks. But we know what your Doing. :/

YouTube on Sep 2, 2014


3 is meant to be the last one though.

John Everitt on Sep 3, 2014


Well the CEO of DreamWorks was thinking of making the fourth movie and Director Dean Deblois.. is probably in on making the fourth Chapter after the third installment.. because they made 600 million this is a surprise for all Dragon fans and Dragon youtubers. For HTTYD3 officially to come out on June 9th,2017

YouTube on Sep 3, 2014


I remember Deblois saying that he mapped this out as a trilogy, which would end on the same note as the books, and not to spoil how the books are meant to end, but I can't exactly see how you'd continue the story after that point, unless as a prequel and/or spinoff.

John Everitt on Sep 3, 2014


Boo! This series is truly wonderful. We needs more!

Xerxexx on Sep 2, 2014


Seems to be because Dreamworks doesn't want it to compete against Finding Dory.

Clark on Sep 3, 2014


Must be anticipating that film to be a whale shark at the box office, so they're getting it out of its path.

Jamey Dean on Sep 4, 2014

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