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How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

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A hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed.

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William Davies (screenplay by) (as Will Davies), Dean DeBlois (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jay Baruchel ... Hiccup (voice)
Gerard Butler ... Stoick (voice)
Craig Ferguson ... Gobber (voice)
America Ferrera ... Astrid (voice)
Jonah Hill ... Snotlout (voice)
Christopher Mintz-Plasse ... Fishlegs (voice)
T.J. Miller ... Tuffnut (voice)
Kristen Wiig ... Ruffnut (voice)
Robin Atkin Downes ... Ack (voice)
Philip McGrade Philip McGrade ... Starkard (voice)
Kieron Elliott Kieron Elliott ... Hoark the Haggard (voice)
Ashley Jensen ... Phlegma the Fierce (voice)
David Tennant ... Spitelout (voice)
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Storyline

Long ago up North on the Island of Berk, the young Viking, Hiccup, wants to join his town's fight against the dragons that continually raid their town. However, his macho father and village leader, Stoik the Vast, will not allow his small, clumsy, but inventive son to do so. Regardless, Hiccup ventures out into battle and downs a mysterious Night Fury dragon with his invention, but can't bring himself to kill it. Instead, Hiccup and the dragon, whom he dubs Toothless, begin a friendship that would open up both their worlds as the observant boy learns that his people have misjudged the species. But even as the two each take flight in their own way, they find that they must fight the destructive ignorance plaguing their world. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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One adventure will change two worlds


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for sequences of intense action and some scary images, and brief mild language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 March 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

How to Train Your Dragon See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$165,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$43,732,319, 28 March 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$217,581,231, 22 July 2010

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$494,878,759, 22 July 2010
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Helheim's Gate is a reference to the Norse goddess Hel. She is the daughter of Loki and guards the gate leading to Hell. See more »

Goofs

The Vikings use many words such as "port and starboard" which did not exist at the time. We are hearing a translation of what they would have been saying. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Hiccup: [voice-over] This is Berk. It's twelve days north of Hopeless and a few degrees south of Freezing to Death. It's located solidly on the Meridian of Misery. My village. In a word? Sturdy. It's been here for seven generations, but every single building is new. We have fishing, hunting, and a charming view of the sunsets. The only problems are the pests. You see, most places have mice or mosquitoes... We have...
[aloud, as he slams the door against an attacking Monstrous Nightmare]
Hiccup: ...
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Crazy Credits

The ending credits of the movie are shown as if seen in a Dragon Manual. See more »

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Featured in Nostalgia Critic: Has CGI Gone Too Far? (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Sticks and Stones
Written by Jon Thor Birgisson (as Jónsi)
Performed by Jon Thor Birgisson (as Jónsi)
Produced and Mixed by Alex Somers & Jon Thor Birgisson (as Jónsi)
Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd.
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A Beautiful Tale Of Adventure And Friendship For People Of All Ages
15 August 2018 | by gogoschka-1See all my reviews

Warning: this beautifully animated tale is highly addictive! As soon as it's over you'll immediately want to watch it again. I'm a grown man, but somehow this movie managed to ignore all the layers of cynicism and fake toughness we grown-ups tend to build around ourselves to cope with life; it cut right through to the wide-eyed, adventure-loving boy in me, right through to the heart. It's impossible not to fall in love with this movie, with these characters - especially if you love wild animals. This beautiful story of a very unlikely friendship between a boy who's a bit of an outcast and a dragon is just so well done; it's never cheesy, yet full of passion, and there's simply not a dull moment in it.

And although it's very funny, this really isn't just an accumulation of gags and one-liners loosely held together by a paper-thin story: this is a great adventure and touching coming-of-age tale where the protagonist has an actual arc; it tells an intelligent and compelling story about people who are not just one-note characters, and they're wonderfully realized through the great voice-work of such actors as Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Gerard Butler and Craig Ferguson. The animation is fantastic, and there's so much playful creative energy at display in the design of the characters - especially in the design of all the different dragon species - that it's simply a joy to watch. 10 stars out of 10.


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