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How to Train Your Dragon -- Young Viking Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third (voice of Jay Baruchel) is sent to the Isle of Berk in the North Sea, where he is to subdue a dragon as a rite of passage.
How to Train Your Dragon -- "Vikings in Training" clip from How to Train Your Dragon
How to Train Your Dragon -- Featurette: The woman behind it all
How to Train Your Dragon -- UK Gala Screening for How to Train Your Dragon
How to Train Your Dragon -- UK Gala Screening: 28th March 2010

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Release Date:
26 March 2010 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
One adventure will change two worlds
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 28 wins & 44 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Directed by
Dean DeBlois 
Chris Sanders 
 
Writing credits
William Davies (screenplay) (as Will Davies) and
Dean DeBlois (screenplay) &
Chris Sanders (screenplay)

Cressida Cowell (book)

Adam F. Goldberg  additional screenplay material (uncredited)

Produced by
Bonnie Arnold .... producer
Kristine Belson .... executive producer
Suzanne Buirgy .... associate producer: pre-production
Michael A. Connolly .... co-producer (as Michael Connolly)
Doug Davison .... co-producer
Karen Foster .... co-producer
Tim Johnson .... executive producer
Roy Lee .... co-producer
Bruce Seifert .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
John Powell 
 
Film Editing by
Maryann Brandon 
Darren T. Holmes 
 
Casting by
Leslee Feldman 
 
Production Design by
Kathy Altieri 
 
Art Direction by
Pierre-Olivier Vincent 
 
Production Management
Tracey Michelle Arnold .... production supervisor
Andrew Birch .... post-production manager
Kate Crossley .... post-production supervisor
Jennifer Dahlman .... production manager
Jenne Guerra .... production supervisor
Brent Hutchins .... production supervisor
Catherine A. Jones .... production supervisor
Lori Korngiebel .... production manager
April Lawrence .... production supervisor (as April Struebing)
Michael Lynn .... production supervisor
Kelly Matthews .... production supervisor
Robyn Mesher .... production supervisor
Craig Rittenbaum .... production manager
Steven Schweickart .... production supervisor
Kate Spencer .... production manager
John Swanson .... production supervisor
Larry Weisberg .... production supervisor
Dawn Yamada .... production supervisor
 
Art Department
John-Eric Cardon de Lichtbuer .... visual development
Nathan Fowkes .... visual development artist
Travis Koller .... visual development artist
Jonathan B. Lee .... research assistant
Iuri Lioi .... visual development artist
Emil Mitev .... visual development artist
Wilbert Plijnaar .... concept artist
Robert Porter .... additional story artist
Shane Prigmore .... character designer
John Puglisi .... storyboard artist
Caprice Ann Ridgeway .... art researcher
Nicolas Weis .... visual development artist
Margaret Wuller .... visual development artist
Michael Yamada .... visual development artist
Melchior Zwyer .... visual development artist
Elaine Bogan .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Matthew Kemper .... story & layout intern: DreamWorks (uncredited)
Zhaoping Wei .... visual development (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Arthur and the Minimoys .... adr engineer
Panos Asimenios .... dubbing supervisor
Dominic Boucher .... dialogue recording engineer
Jeremy Bowker .... assistant sound effects editor
Brian Chumney .... assistant supervising sound editor
Colette D. Dahanne .... additional sound re-recording mixer (as Colette Dahanne)
Colette D. Dahanne .... sound effects editor (as Colette Dahanne)
Sean England .... foley recordist
Sue Fox .... foley editor (as Suzanne Fox)
Pascal Garneau .... supervising foley editor
Josh Gold .... sound effects editor
Chris Gridley .... adr editor
Nia Hansen .... sound recordist
Roy Latham .... original dialogue mixer
Leff Lefferts .... assistant sound designer
Zach Martin .... mix technician
Tor McAfee Kingdon .... additional dialogue mixer
Tor McAfee Kingdon .... additional dialogue recordist
Michael Miller .... original dialogue mixer
Al Nelson .... sound designer
Morten Folmer Nielsen .... adr editor
Morten Folmer Nielsen .... adr recorder
Jonathan Null .... supervising sound editor
Thomas J. O'Connell .... adr mixer
Richard Quinn .... loop group editor
Gary Rizzo .... sound re-recording mixer (as Gary A. Rizzo)
Ronald G. Roumas .... sound recordist
August Rush .... adr engineer
Tighe Sheldon .... sound recordist
Carlos Sotolongo .... original dialogue mixer
Randy Thom .... sound designer
Randy Thom .... supervising sound editor
Randy Thom .... supervising sound mixer
Dennie Thorpe .... foley artist
Jana Vance .... foley artist
Angie Yesson .... sound recordist
Andrea Gard .... foley editor (uncredited)
Pete Horner .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Tom Molet .... character technical director
 
Visual Effects by
Fernanda S. Abarca .... surfacing artist
Motohisa Adachi .... effects developer
Yash Agrawal .... technical director intern
Evrim Akyilmaz .... visual effects
Gianni Aliotti .... lead lighter
John Allwine .... visual effects artist
Benjamin Andersen .... visual effects artist
Chris Armsden .... lighting technical director
Robert Armstrong .... lead technical director
David Badgerow .... final layout artist
Matt Baer .... head of effects
Jasper M. Baltzersen .... paint fix artist: PDI/DreamWorks
Kelly Barschig .... recruiter: DWA
Michael Baula .... paint fix artist: PDI/DreamWorks
Dugan Beach .... character effects animator
Greg Beckman .... visual effects artist
Matthew Beightol .... paint fix artist
Alena Bejenarou .... character technical director
Steven Blakey .... visual effects artist
Silviu Borac .... senior fx r&d engineer
Julie Anne Brame .... effects developer
Gregory Brentin .... supervising technical director
Nathalie Buce .... surfacing artist
Daniel Bunn .... rough layout artist
Craig Cannon .... paint fix artist
Mark T. Carlson .... effects engineer
Onny P. Carr .... lighting artist
Onny P. Carr .... visual effects artist
Gregg Carrier .... software engineer
Zachary Carter .... visual effects
Chloe Chao .... research and development
Robert Chen .... visual effects artist
Alan Cheney .... effects developer
David S. Cheng .... technical director
Vanessa Chiara .... dmr production coordinator: IMAX
Joong-ryang Choi .... character effects artist
Hermann Chong .... media tools engineer
Sebastien Chort .... lead lighting artist
Michael Clive .... digital artist
Bart Coughlin .... character technical director
Damon Crowe .... character effects supervisor
Lawrence D. Cutler .... character technical director
Tony Davidson .... surfacing artist
Brian C. Davis .... visual effects artist
Kwesi Davis .... production engineer
Gilbert Davoud .... character technical director
Chris De St Jeor .... character effects animator
Justin DeCell .... lighting technical assistant
Mark A. Decker .... lighting artist
Sandy Dong .... surfacing artist
Scott Douglas .... animation technical director
Michael Duffy .... lighting technical director
Erin J. Elliott .... crowds artist
Charles Ellison .... modeler
Kolja Erman .... effects technical director
Tyson Erze .... visual effects artist
Ken Faiman .... character effects animator
Cassandra Fanning .... digital effects artist
Michael Farley .... digital effects
Peter Farson .... character technical director
Sean Fennell .... crowds supervisor
Louis Flores .... visual effects lead
Adam Gaige .... effects technical director
Akash Garg .... fx engineer
Jack Geckler .... crowds artist
Ashraf Ghoniem .... character effects technical director
Jonathan Gibbs .... global lead
Greg Gibson .... computer systems engineer
Navjit Singh Gill .... lighting technical assistant
Juan Gonzalez .... layout artist
Darin K. Grant .... head of production technology
Landon Gray .... visual effects artist
Caroleen Green .... senior matte painter
Bill Gumina .... paint fix artist
Alex Gurevich .... lighting technical director
Glen Gustafson .... lighter
Jon Gutman .... final layout artist
Michael P. Hamler .... lead lighter
Susan Hayden .... CG supervisor
Andy Hayes .... visual effects artist
George Ho .... lighter
Cindy Hong .... lighter
Kevin Hoppe .... lighting ta
Nicholas Sanger Hoppe .... character effects animator
James Jackson .... lead visual effects artist
T.J. Jackson .... technical director
Sully Jacome-Wilkes .... surfacing artist
Vimanyu Jain .... technical director intern
Ardie Johnson .... modeler
Amy Rae Jones .... lead lighting
Michael Cadwallader Jones .... visual effects animator (as Michael Jones)
Tobin Jones .... senior fx animator
David Jordan .... lighter
Kurt Kaminski .... lighting artist
David S. Karoll .... surfacing artist
Jeff Kasunic .... lead lighter: DreamWorks
Michelle Kater .... paint fix artist
Louis Katz .... matte painter
Tim Keenan .... effects developer
Patrick Kelly .... software engineer
Blaine Kennison .... lighter
Laurent Kermel .... visual effects artist
Oth Khotsimeuang .... lighting artist
Michel Kinfoussia .... lead lighter & compositor
Soo Jin King .... surfacing artist
Steven Knipping .... lighting technical director
Apryl Knobbe .... matte painting supervisor
Robert Kopinsky .... visual effects artist
Ross Krothe .... technical lighter
Li-Lian Ku .... character technical director
Linda Kurgpold .... surfacing artist
Soongu Kwon .... modeler
Kenny Lam .... lighter (as Ken Lam)
Bernard Lebel .... layout technical director
Andre LeBlanc .... visual effects lead
John J.S. Lee .... lighter: DWA
Li-Ming 'Lawrence' Lee .... effects animator
Matt Lee .... digital layout artist
Erin Lehmkühl .... digital effects artist
Matthew Leishman .... character effects technical director
Michael Leonard .... previz artist
Jim Leuper .... effects engineer
Hamilton Lewis .... rough layout artist
Kent Lidke .... digital effects artist
Jeffrey B. Light .... character technical director supervisor
Olive Lin .... visual effects artist
Fabio Lissi .... production engineer
Igor Lodeiro .... lead lighter
Nathan Loofbourrow .... character technical director supervisor
Amber Stewart Lunderville .... lighter
Mark Macready .... lighting technical assistant
Cara Malek .... character technical director
Mariette Marinus .... character technical director
Jeffrey Martin .... character effects animator
Jason Mayer .... effects artist
Phil 'Captain 3D' McNally .... stereoscopic supervisor
Michael McNeill .... CG supervisor
Jose J. Medina .... animation technical director
Jacob K. Melvin .... technical director
Cliff B. Mitchell .... character technical director
Jonathan Fletcher Moore .... lighting artist
Cristian Moras .... modeler
Melissa D. Moss .... paint fix artist: PDI/DreamWorks
Marcie Moura .... final layout artist
Ken Museth .... senior software engineer
Gaku Nakatani .... cg supervisor
Ori Neidich .... media tools & post-production technology engineer
Ronman Yiu Yan Ng .... cg supervisor
Sean W. Nolan .... character technical director
Alex Ongaro .... lead effects developer
Justin Onstine .... effects artist
Tanner Owen .... crowd animator
Patrick A. Palmer .... production engineer
Jennifer J. Pan .... surfacing technical director
Michael J. Pan .... production engineer
Hongseo Park .... character technical director
John Patton .... visual effects artist
Matthew Paulson .... modeling supervisor
Andrew Pearce .... director of reseach and development
Drew Perttula .... pipeline engineer
Jerome Platteaux .... lead lighter & compositor
Sven Pohle .... character technical director
Jason Pomerantz .... senior digital artist (IMAX Version)
Bert Poole .... cg supervisor
Abhik Pramanik .... fx engineer
Andrew Pungprakearti .... digital effects artist
Thomas Pushpathadam .... visual effects artist
Gene Ragan .... technical lead
Celambarasan Ramasamy .... visual effects artist
Salvatore Richichi Jr. .... crowd technical director
Sabrina Riegel .... surfacing supervisor
Craig Ring .... visual effects supervisor
Paul Rivera .... matte artist
Eli Rod .... lead lighter
Andre Rodriguez Sr. .... modeler
Andrew Romine .... character effects animator
Allen Ruilova .... visual effects artist
Amy McDonald Sandjideh .... production engineering supervisor
Sheldon Serrao .... effects animator: PDI/Dreamworks
Priyes Shah .... senior lighting and compositing artist
Sameer Shah .... matte painter
Cory Shaw .... main title designer & animator
Hannah Sherman .... lighting artist
Stephanie Siebert .... visual effects artist
Lauren Simpson .... visual effects artist
Pat Sito .... matte painting supervisor
Marty Sixkiller .... media tools supervisor
Aaron Smith .... cg supervisor
Karen Smith .... visual effects artist
Joon Taik Song .... effects animator
Jeremy Squires .... lighting technical director
Vivek Srivastava .... compositor
Dug Stanat .... character technical director
Brock J. Stearn .... senior lighting and compositing artist
Matt Steele .... character technical director
Allen Stetson .... lead technical director
Kemer Stevenson .... character effects artist
Curt Stewart .... effects artist
David Stodolny .... senior character animator
Chris Stover .... rough layout artist
Josh Stratton .... lighting technical director
Joe Ark Sun .... character effects
Kenji Sweeney .... lighter & compositor
Hector Tantoco .... digital effects artist (as H. Dante Tantoco)
Amy Taylor .... character effects animator
Britton Taylor .... digital effects artist
Stuart Tett .... visual effects artist
Andrew Titcomb .... digital layout artist
John Truong .... character effects animator
Kevin Turcotte .... matte painter
Pete Upson .... layout artist
Mauricio Valderrama .... stereo paint fix artist
David Patrick Valera .... layout artist
Jimmy Valladao .... lighter
Katie Van Maanen .... visual effects artist
Loren Van Wiel .... digital artist
Henry Vera .... global lead
Brent Villalobos .... production engineer
David Walden .... character technical director
Eric Walters .... lighting technical assistant
Gina Warr .... lead lighting artist
Brent Watkins .... character technical director
Eugene Wen .... lighting technical assistant
Andrew Wheeler .... effects lead
Jeffrey Wike .... director of research & development
Rhiannon Leffanta Wilhelmi .... layout artist
David D. Wilson .... effects technical director
Youxi Woo .... effects technical director
Laura Wood .... production engineer
Stephen Wood .... visual effects animator
Masahito Yoshioka .... visual effects
Alfred Young .... lighter
Franz Zach .... senior modeler
Guido Zimmermann .... character technical director
Todd Zullo .... crowd animator
Spencer Knapp .... crowds artist (uncredited)
Mark Newport .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Jason P. Weber .... crowds developer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Charlie Petrek .... rigging coordinator
 
Animation Department
J.C. Alvarez .... final layout supervisor
Kevin Andrus .... animator
Benjamin Balistreri .... story artist (as Ben Balistreri)
Mike Beaulieu .... animator
Melissa Beery .... layout supervisor
Andy Bialk .... character designer
James Bird .... layout artist
Julien Bocabeille .... animator
Wee Brian .... animator
Sharon Bridgeman .... additional story artist
Laurent Caneiro .... animator
Alessandro Carloni .... head of story
Chen-Yi Chang .... additional story artist
Sharon Colman .... additional story artist
Michael Condro .... layout artist
Katrina Conwright .... animator
Melanie Cordan .... animator
David Couchariere .... animator
Denis Couchon .... animator
Robert Edward Crawford .... lead layout artist
Cassidy Curtis .... supervising animator
Vana Dabney .... animation production assistant
Mick De Falco .... layout artist
Paolo deGuzman .... surfacing artist
Ricardo F. Delgado .... character designer
Lou Dellarosa .... animator
David G. Derrick Jr. .... additional story artist
Bill Diaz .... animator
Adam Dotson .... animator
Jeremy Engleman .... surfacing artist
Thom Enriquez .... additional story artist
Todd Erickson .... layout artist
Cameron Fielding .... animator
Paul Fisher .... additional story artist
G. Mark Fitzgerald .... production coordinator
Emmanuel Fragelus .... senior modeler
Stephan Franck .... story artist
Jack Geckler .... crowd animator
Gary Graham .... additional story artist
Ron Griswold .... animation rig engineer
Tomoyuki Harashima .... animator
Kevin Harkey .... additional story artist
Corey Hels .... additional rough layout: DreamWorks Animation
Brad Herman .... crowd animator
Cameron Hood .... animator
Gabe Hordos .... supervising animator: "Toothless"
Steven Hornby .... supervising animator
James Hull .... animator
Justin Hunt .... additional story artist
Tim Ingersoll .... additional animation
Leif Jeffers .... animator
Jakob Hjort Jensen .... supervising animator
Michael Juarez .... character effects animator
Jung Jin Kang .... modeler
Conor Kavanagh .... layout artist
Morgan R. Kelly .... animator
Kavita Khosla .... cloth developer
Michael Kiely .... animator
Mark Koetsier .... additional story artist
Megan Kreiner .... layout artist
Todd Kurosawa .... additional story artist
Luis Labrador .... senior modeler
Scott Lafleur .... animator
Eric Lees .... animator
Jenny Lerew .... additional story artist
Michael Lester .... story artist
Fabio Lignini .... supervising animator: "Gobber"
Steven A. MacLeod .... story artist
Truong Son Mai .... story artist (as Truong Son Mai 'Tron')
Nicolas Marlet .... character designer
Aimée Marsh .... additional story artist
Johane Matte .... story artist
Paul McEvoy .... additional story artist
Steven J. Meyer .... character animator
Brett Miller .... fx animator
Pia Miniati .... animation rig engineer
Lucia Modesto .... character technical director
Ken Morrissey .... animator
Fredrik Nilsson .... animator
Takao Noguchi .... character designer
Simon Otto .... head of character animation
Tom Owens .... story artist
Irene Parkins .... animator
Gabriele Pennacchioli .... animator
Rebecca Perez .... animator
Noah Peterson .... character effects animator
Charlie Petrek .... production coordinator
Kurt Phillips .... technical director
Tyler Phillips .... character animator
David Moses Pimentel .... additional story artist (as David Pimentel)
Christopher Poplin .... rough layout artist
Robert Porter .... additional story artist
Shane Prigmore .... character designer
Ron Pucherelli .... animator
John Puglisi .... story artist
Carlos M. Rosas .... senior character animator
Scott Santoro .... story artist
Ryan Savas .... story artist
George Schermer .... animator
Matthew Schmidt .... rough layout artist
Kristof Serrand .... supervising animator
Sean Sexton .... animator
Toby Shelton .... additional story artist (as Toby K. Shelton)
Kevan Shorey .... animator
Tony Siruno .... character designer
Colin T. Smith .... animation rig engineer
Jeff Snow .... additional story artist
Olivier Staphylas .... animator
Mike Stern .... animator
Dane Stogner .... animator
Chris Stover .... layout artist
Adam Strick .... animator
Dan Sukiennik .... digital trainer
Bill Tessier .... animator
Oliver Thomas .... additional story artist
Ty Thomson .... layout artist
David Torres .... supervising animator: "Hiccup"
Kevin Vassey .... crowd animation lead
Jeff Wagner .... modeler
Alexis Wanneroy .... animator
Darren R. Webb .... additional story artist
Zhaoping Wei .... visual development artist
Aaron Weldon .... previs artist
David I. White .... animation engineer
Greg Whittaker .... animator
Hock Wong .... layout artist
Scott Wright .... animator
John Yoon .... character technical director: pre-production
Nara Youn .... animator
Kathy Zielinski .... animator
Gil Zimmerman .... head of layout
Gil Zimmerman .... layout supervisor
Jorgen Klubien .... additional story artist (uncredited)
Jason McDade .... additional rough layout (uncredited)
Mark Mulgrew .... layout artist (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Ania Kamieniecki-O'Hare .... casting assistant
Christi Soper .... casting associate
 
Editorial Department
James Beshears .... editorial and post-production executive
Mary Blee .... associate editor
John K. Carr .... additional editor
Aaron Cimity .... post-production coordinator
Amy K. Clark .... media coordinator
Anthony Severin Cox .... post production engineer
Mark Deimel .... additional editor
Adam DesCombes .... production assistant
Susan Fitzer .... associate editor
Sheri Galloway .... assistant editor
Daniel Hashimoto .... editorial coordinator
Robert W. Hedland .... assistant editor
Mark A. Hester .... associate editor
Lynn Hobson .... additional editor
Maurissa Horwitz .... assistant editor
Stephen L. Meek .... first assistant editor
Joe Monteleone .... assistant editor
Paul Neal .... editor: high definition
Baron Northrop .... film and color technician (as Baron C. Northrop)
Jeff Olm .... colorist
Kyle Pascucci .... digital imaging manager (as Kyle D. Pascucci)
Jim Passon .... color timer
Mark Reaser .... hd mastering
Allison Bernardi Stauth .... senior media coordinator (as Allison Bernardi)
David Teller .... editor: HD
 
Music Department
Daniel Baker .... orchestrator
Chris Barrett .... score assistant engineer
Richard Baughman .... musician: warpipes
Julie Butchko .... music clearances
Dan Butler .... music business affairs
Paul Cathers .... musician: warpipes
Beth Caucci .... marimba and percussion sampling
Beth Caucci .... sound programmer
David Channing .... score editor
Chris Clad .... violin
Nick Coseboom .... musician: warpipes
Fiona Cruickshank .... score assistant engineer
Peter Davies .... musician
Jennifer Febre .... musician: warpipes
Germaine Franco .... additional orchestrator
Germaine Franco .... sound programmer
Mark Graham .... head of music preparation
Gavin Greenaway .... additional orchestrator
Gavin Greenaway .... conductor: choir
Gavin Greenaway .... conductor: orchestra
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestra contractor: London
Charlene Ann Huang .... music manager
Scott Johnson .... assistant music editor
Tom Kramer .... preview music editor
Dominic Lewis .... additional music arranger
Dominic Lewis .... additional music programmer
Dominic Lewis .... additional orchestrator
Dominic Lewis .... orchestrator: MIDI
James McKee Smith .... additional music arranger
James McKee Smith .... additional music programmer
James McKee Smith .... orchestrator: MIDI
Liz McNicoll .... music business affairs
Dave Metzger .... additional orchestrator
Vivian Milanova .... musician
Michael John Mollo .... additional music arranger (as Michael Mollo)
Michael John Mollo .... midi orchestration and programming (as Michael Mollo)
Perry Montague Mason .... orchestra leader (as Perry Montague-Mason)
Paul Mounsey .... additional music arranger
Paul Mounsey .... additional music programmer
Paul Mounsey .... composer: additional music
Paul Mounsey .... orchestrator: MIDI
Shawn Murphy .... additional score recordist
Shawn Murphy .... score mixer
Jenny O'Grady .... choir master
Angus O'Sullivan .... orchestrator
Sunny Park .... executive in charge of music
Victor Pesavento .... music preparation
Richard Robson .... score technical engineer
Jennifer Schiller .... music business affairs
Stefan Maria Schneider .... additional orchestrator (as Stefan Schneider)
Adam Milo Smalley .... music editor (as Adam Smalley)
Erik Swanson .... score mix assistant
Trevor Takahashi .... musician: warpipes
Roger Tang .... music coordinator
John Ashton Thomas .... supervising orchestrator
John Traunwieser .... score production assistant
Marc Viner .... assistant score mixer
Marc Viner .... score mix assistant engineer
Jessica Wells .... orchestrator
Lucy Whalley .... assistant orchestral contractor
Bruce White .... viola (uncredited)
Jonathan Williams .... musician: cello
Nick Wollage .... score engineer & mixer
Nick Wollage .... score recordist
James K. Lee .... additional orchestrator (uncredited)
Andrew Townend .... music copyist (uncredited)
Marc Viner .... additional recordist (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Sonny Aguirre Jr. .... story intern
Balaji Alahari .... engineering system administrator
Holly Allen .... research and development supervisor
Steve Alterman .... adr loop group
Terri Anderson .... finance/accounting/operations: DreamWorks Animation
Rain Angeles .... systems administrator
Steve Baker .... research and development
Alain Banas .... hardware engineer
Joe Bauman .... technology coordinator
Michael Belostotski .... engineering system administrator
Nicholas Bencriscutto .... technical resource administrator
Will Bilton .... research and development
Shawn Bohonos .... operations system administrator
Jeffrey Bradley .... infrastructure engineer
Jacen Bridges .... virtual studio coordinator
Greg Bulman .... engineering system administrator
Zeke Burgess .... hardware engineer
Michael Cady .... editorial systems engineer
Elizabeth C. Camp .... production coordinator
Matthew C. Campbell .... production coordinator
Cate Celso .... administrative assistant
Ariandy Chandra .... title designer
Scott Chapin .... engineering system administrator
Rick Clifton .... marketing
Bryan Cline .... research and development
Malik Coates .... research and development
Sean Cole .... story production assistant
Michael Coronado .... hardware engineer
Sarah Counnas .... technology production manager
David Cowgill .... adr loop group
Suzan Crowley .... adr loop group
Michael Cutler .... principal engineer
Roger Deakins .... visual consultant
Jayson DeLancey .... production engineer
John Detke .... engineering system administrator
Dave Dinsmore .... operations system administrator
Dj Downey .... operations system administrator
Jessica Drake .... dialect coach
Peter Duong .... intern
Sean Ellis .... engineering system administrator
Alireza Estakhrian .... operations system administrator
Anthony Fabrizio .... facilities/operations
Bart Feliciano .... systems administrator
Jonas Fisch .... voice over (international version)
Rachel Fite .... training coordinator (as Rachel Hanson)
Marc Fleury .... engineering system administrator
Jessica Forer .... production assistant
Benoit Gagnon .... infrastructure engineer
Reid Gershbein .... research and development
Jorge Juan González .... senior system administrator
Darin Grimes .... marketing
Juli Gumbiner .... technical resource supervisor
David Hail .... unit publicist
Adam Hall .... training and technical development
Wayne Hellinger .... post-production office supervisor
April Henley .... production assistant
Guthrie S. Hennessey .... training and technical development
Jorge Heredia .... technical resource administrator
Beth Hofer .... global department head: DreamWorks Animation Studio Management
Richard Holland .... technical lead
Tiffany L. Hopper .... engineering system administrator
Vicki Hunter .... finance/accounting: administration & finance
Brian Immel .... training specialist
Joseph Izzo .... production coordinator
Mark Jackels .... production engineer
T. Patrick Johnson .... production coordinator
Amanda Deering Jones .... script coordinator
Ibrahim Sani Kache .... tech assistance
Sean Kamath .... technical lead
Jason Kankiewicz .... infrastructure engineer
Mark Kauffman .... production engineer
Scott Kilty .... operations system administration
Dave Kim .... production coordinator
Kyle Kirkland .... software engineer
Hans Ku .... alliance manager
Terence Kuederle .... research and development
Ben H. Kwa .... technical lead
Jon Leibowitz .... technical resource administrator
Mark Lelles .... engineering system administrator
Edwin R. Leonard .... chief technology officer (as Ed Leonard)
Adam Levy .... production assistant
Gustav Lindquist .... post production executive assistant
Jason Lloyd .... hardware engineer
Nicholas Long .... technical lead
Dan Malone .... technology coordinator
Rich Marco .... engineering system administrator
Andrew Marshel .... production assistant
Kelly Matthews .... production supervisor
Todd Maugh .... operations system administration
Peter McCown .... production coordinator
Megan McDonald .... production coordinator
Rezk Mekhael .... engineering system administrator
Rick Menze .... training and technical development
Victor S. Mercieca .... technical design director
Paule Merlin .... infrastructure engineer
Brandon Miles .... engineering system administrator
Peter C. Miller .... software quality assurance
Jemson Montefalcon .... hardware engineer
Laura Monteiro .... studio operations
Shane Mulholland .... production coordinator
Jaimie Nakae .... marketing
Paul Newell .... stereoscopic software
Anna Newman .... research and development manager
Aaron Notestine .... intern
John O'Sullivan .... engineering system administrator
Raffi Parikian .... engineering system administrator
Paul Parmer .... editorial systems engineer
Andrea Parrish .... marketing and promotions
Blake Penido .... technical resource administrator
Jabari Phillips .... script coordinator
Shaun Potts .... technical resource administrator
Paul Replicon .... technical resource administrator
Daniel Rich .... engineering system administrator
Michael Riley .... special sequence designer
Caroline Robinson .... production staff
Mark Rogers .... studio operations
Gemma Ross .... technical resource administrator
Stephen E. Ross .... engineering system administrator
Scott Sakamoto .... story coordinator
Doug Sherman .... infrastructure engineer
Cathy Sitzes .... technical resource administrator
Rachel Slansky .... production coordinator
Morgan J. Steele .... technology coordinator
Satheesh Subramanian .... researcher: computer graphics
Casey Sword .... technical resource administrator
Julio C. Talavera .... operations system administration
Brian L. Tan .... training and technical development
Robert Tesdahl .... senior software developer
Curtis W. Thompson .... production assistant
Mackenzie Thompson .... software engineer
Mark M. Tokunaga .... manager of digital resources
Tim Toll .... engineering system administrator
Selim Tuvi .... production engineer
Jennifer Vogt .... production staff
Brandon Weil .... intern
Larry Weisberg .... production supervisor
Karen L. Whitaker .... production coordinator (as Karen L. Whitaker Dryden)
Richard Williamson .... engineering system administrator
Darci Zalvin .... production executive
Carl Bahor .... technical resource administrator (uncredited)
Amy Chen .... resource administrator (uncredited)
Matt DeMartini .... production intern (uncredited)
Audrey Holland .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Lorna Cook .... special thanks
Esteban Fernández-Juricic .... special thanks
Ben Frahm .... special thanks
Jeremy Garelick .... special thanks
Peter Hastings .... special thanks
Debbie L. O'Keeffe .... special thanks
Penny Scott-Fox .... special thanks
Blake Snyder .... in memory of
David Soren .... special thanks
Stuart Sumida .... special thanks
 

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Also Known As:
"How to Train Your Dragon: An IMAX 3D Experience" - USA (IMAX version)
"My First Dragon" - Israel (English title) (literal English title)
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Rated PG for sequences of intense action and some scary images, and brief mild language
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98 min
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Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Belgium:KT | Brazil:Livre | Canada:PG (Alberta/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:G (British Columbia/Quebec) | Finland:K-11 | France:U | Germany:6 | Hong Kong:IIA | Ireland:PG | Japan:G | Malaysia:U | Netherlands:6 | New Zealand:PG | Portugal:M/6 (Qualidade) | Singapore:PG | South Africa:10M | South Korea:All | Spain:7/i | Sweden:7 | Switzerland:0 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:0 (canton of Vaud) | UK:PG | USA:PG (certificate #45908)

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Trivia:
The village name of 'Berk' is remarkably similar to the four-letter Meteorological Terminal Aviation Routine (METAR) report code for Reykjavik Airport in Iceland, which is BIRK. The village of 'Berk' could be considered an airport, of sorts.See more »
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Continuity: The first prints of this movie showed Hiccup's drawing of a Night Fury with its tail intact, when the drawing was dropped onto the Dragon Book. This was a continuity error, since part of the tail fin on that drawing had been erased in a previous scene. Many digital theaters had a corrected version of the movie, showing that erased tail, by mid April 2010. (The DVD and Blu-Ray discs also have the corrected tail at the Dragon Book scene.)See more »
Quotes:
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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:Dragons!
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210 out of 268 people found the following review useful.
A Nutshell Review: How to Train Your Dragon, 18 March 2010
Author: DICK STEEL from Singapore

If this is done following the same old beat up formula that Hollywood sticks to with regards to animation, then the dragons will be yakking non-stop. Thank goodness that this film, directed by Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders, avoids this like the plague, and

Jay Baruchel voices Hiccup, a viking kid who happens to be more brains than brawn, more scrawny than buffed, and this of course sets him apart from the rest of his warrior clan folks, who are battle scarred from the constant defense of the village pests - dragons who come from afar to plunder their livestock and setting their houses on fire, so much so that every house on the block is relatively brand new. Wanting to help out in any way he can, he's deemed more of a liability than an asset, especially when even his dad Stoick (Gerard Butler) cannot appreciate his unique, technical talent.

In a stroke of uncanny luck, Hiccup downs a flying dragon in the heat of battle, and his compassion meant to set the dragon free, rather than trying to prove himself to be a worthy viking man by killing it. And it's a rare specimen of a dragon too, which would have brought him instant glory. So a bond between man and mythical beast gets struck, and christened as Toothless, this is one pest who slowly grows into a pet, with Hiccup's secret rendezvous resulting in growing appreciation for the species, despite what the knowledge that his kinsman had compiled into a Dragon compendium which details facts all ending with an advisory on compulsory annihilation.

The story here is the strength of the film, being witty, smart but never condescending nor insulting the intelligence of the audience. While most characters are caricatures, especially Hiccup's peers, a lot of effort have been put into creating the leads as multi-dimensional and full of heart, and I enjoyed how the characters are so open to their emotions, that it becomes a lot more real than the photo realistic 3D animation and effects. Sure there's the usual father-son misunderstanding and expectations, and how a zero turns to hero, or even the theme of fearing something that we don't fully comprehend, but it's the manner in which the usual got delivered, that made all the difference. Especially so for its anti-war stance, that all it takes is a little step back from the common battle-cry, and instead seek to be understood, by holding out an olive branch, and to understand first.

For those who enjoy the mythology of the dragon creature, there are a number of ideas thrown up in the film that would make you nod in appreciation how these got conjured up for the film, and they worked wonders, even though they may be a tad predictable plot wise. And I'm betting that a lot of folks out there will take to Toothless, thanks to its "stitch"-ish design similar to Lilo and Stitch (since it's co-director Chris Sander's previous work) and huge saucer like eyes, plus a lovable demeanour built into the character that's always apprehensive, and mischievous. Being the creature that has no track record also helped, since it ropes you into a journey of friendship, bonding and discovery with Hiccup as to how powerful his new found friend can be, not to mention how symbiotic their relationship will evolve into as well.

Action junkies will find the action sequences in the film faultless, and the 3D got specifically crafted for certain set action pieces that really had me ducking for cover, for once. Fights are incredible, and always accompanied either by humour that worked without the feeling that it was deliberate nor just tried too hard, coupled with the comedic voice talents such as Jonah Hill and Christopher Mintz-Plasse.

How to Train Your Dragon is similar to last year's Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - Long titles, great story, beautiful animation and a total delight. Highly recommended, and it goes into my list as contenders for best films of this year!

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