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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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Complete credited cast:
Hiccup (voice)
Stoick (voice)
Gobber (voice)
Astrid (voice)
Snotlout (voice)
Fishlegs (voice)
Tuffnut (voice)
Ruffnut (voice)
Ack (voice)
Philip McGrade ...
Starkard (voice)
Kieron Elliott ...
Spitelout (voice)


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)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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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Release Date:

26 March 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

How to Train Your Dragon: An IMAX 3D Experience  »

Box Office


$165,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$43,732,319 (USA) (26 March 2010)


$217,387,997 (USA) (16 July 2010)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Gobber has a total of fourteen different hand attachments throughout the film. See more »


When Toothless pins Hiccup to the rock after being set free, we see trees in the reflections of his eyes. Toothless was looking straight down at Hiccup, where no trees could possibly have been seen. See more »


[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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15 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

incredible! certainly the front runner for the best animated film of the year. from the first to the last frame this film is as good as an animated film gets on almost every level. beautifully written, designed and executed. though an incredible movie, it's not quite perfection - probably due to time and budget limitations (is there ever enough of either?). that said, the problems i had are far too few to mention. if dragon doesn't absolutely slay at the box office i'll lose faith in middle America.

congrats to the filmmakers - you've made a masterpiece and you made me feel like a kid again. thank you.

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