How to Train Your Dragon (2010) Poster


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Followed by 

DreamWorks Dragons (2012) (TV Series)


How to Train Your Dragon (2010) (Video Game)
Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury (2011) (Video)
spinoff adventure featuring characters
Book of Dragons (2011) (Video)
encyclopedia for species of dragons
Dragons: Dawn of the Dragon Racers (2014) (Video)
Story featuring characters from the film


Over the Hedge (2006)
Hiccup uses the reflection of the sun as a laser pointer and uses it to lure one of the dragons into it's cage, much like in Over the Hedge were RJ used a laser pointer to lue Hammy into the house

Referenced in 

Bum Reviews: How to Train Your Dragon (2010) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Saturday Night Live: Tina Fey/Justin Bieber (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Abby
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.37 (2010) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Christopher Mintz-Plasse from the film will be on the show
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.38 (2010) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Christopher Mintz-Plasse is in the film
Nostalgia Critic: Jaws 3D (2010) (TV Episode)
referenced among movies using the 3D gimmick
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Inception/Predators/The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010) (TV Episode)
Ellen mentions Jay Baruchel's role
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Despicable Me (2010) (TV Episode)
Hewy says "Despicable Me" is not as good as this movie
AniMat's Reviews: Alpha and Omega (2010) (TV Episode)
AniMat says Alpha and Omega's story is like this film.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #9.5 (2010) (TV Episode)
Included in a $500 question
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010) (TV Episode)
Hewy compares the 3D in "Legend of the Guardians" to this movie
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: Episode #7.34 (2010) (TV Episode)
Craig Ferguson discusses the DVD release in his monologue
AniMat's Reviews: Megamind (2010) (TV Episode)
AniMat responds to fans of this film who disagree with his opinion.
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Megamind (2010) (TV Episode)
Hewy: "Other voices include Jonah Hill, fresh off of How to Train Your Dragon"
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: The Rescuers Down Under (2010) (TV Episode)
Hewy compares the flying sequence in "Rescuers Down Under" to this movie
AniMat's Reviews: Legend of the Guardians (2010) (TV Episode)
Comparisons between "Guardians" and "Dragon" are made.
Nostalgia Critic: Dungeons and Dragons (2011) (TV Episode)
"I think they got this dragon on loan from How to Train Your CGI Artist"
Conan: On This Day, a Chump Was Born (2011) (TV Episode)
Tittle mentoined by Eugene Oregon anchorperson in news clip
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Winnie the Pooh (2011) (TV Episode)
Craig Ferguson's role mentioned
Conan: The Murdering Murderer of Murdertown (2011) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned while introducing Jonah Hill
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: Episode #8.19 (2011) (TV Episode)
Gerry mentions him and Craig's involvement in the film
The Simpsons: The Book Job (2011) (TV Episode)
The Girl with the How to Train Your Dragon Tattoo
Saturday Night Live: Daniel Radcliffe/Lana Del Rey (2012) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Casey Anthony's dog on Weekend Update
Mad: DolPhineas and Ferb Tale/VICTORious (2012) (TV Episode)
Hiccup & Toothless appear in the DolPhineas and Ferb Tale skit.
Side by Side (2012)
Poster of film is shown
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Dragon Quest (2012) (TV Episode)
The brown teenage dragon resembles a Gronkle.
Animenia: Pokemon: The First Movie (2012) (TV Episode)
"Three rejects from How to Train Your Dragonite..."
AniMat's Reviews: The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012) (TV Episode)
AniMat says the story The Pirates! is like this film where its been told before.
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Brave (2012) (TV Episode)
Hewy compares "Brave" to this movie.
Something You Can't Find (2012)
A paper on the desk in the opening section reads "HTTYD".
AniMat's Reviews: Rise of the Guardians (2012) (TV Episode)
AniMat says "Guardians" surpasses "Dragon" as the best animation done by Dreamworks yet.
AniMat's Reviews: The Croods (2013) (TV Episode)
Chris Sanders also directed this film, clip shown to compare Sanders' human designs with his ones in The Croods.
The Simpsons: Pulpit Friction (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Teenage Fairytale Dropouts: How to Restrain Your Dragon (2013) (TV Episode)
Title reference
How It Should Have Ended: How the Desolation of Smaug Should Have Ended (2014) (TV Episode)
Hiccup and Toothless appear
Honest Game Trailers: Elder Scrolls: Skyrim (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by narrator
Saturday Night Live: Charlize Theron/The Black Keys (2014) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Drunk Uncle on Weekend Update
Saturday Night Live: Andy Samberg/St. Vincent (2014) (TV Episode)
Referenced in Andy Samberg's opening monologue
Troldspejlet: Episode #51.19 (2014) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the film in the news segment "TNN - Troldspejlet's nyhedsnetværk"
Someone Has to Review It!: How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) (TV Episode)
Film is mentioned
AniMat's Classic Reviews: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2014) (TV Episode)
AniMat believes this film had a better father-son relationship plot than in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.
The Fairly OddParents: Dimmsdale Tales (2014) (TV Episode)
Spoofed as "How to Train Your Dinkelberg"
Big Hero 6 (2014)
Hiro rides on the back of Baymax
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Kevin Hart/Jay Baruchel/Meghan Trainor (2015) (TV Episode)
How To Potty Train Your Dragon is one of the titles on Dick Poop's fictitious IMDb page
AniMat's Classic Reviews: Balto (2015) (TV Episode)
AniMat hints that the classic review is a film that was "long before How to Train Your Dragon".
Atop the Fourth Wall: Crimson #1 (2015) (TV Episode)
(about dragons) "They would later star in two popular DreamWorks films."
Nostalgia Critic: The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl (2015) (TV Episode)
among films that were necessary to be in 3D
Significant Mother: Mixed Doubles (2015) (TV Episode)
Referenced in dialogue
AniMat's Classic Reviews: The Iron Giant (2015) (TV Episode)
AniMat compares the plot of The Iron Giant to this film.
Geeks Who Drink: Grey Damon v. Josh Brener (2015) (TV Episode)
contestants must match a picture of Jay Baruchel with a picture of his character in the film

Featured in 

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.17 (2010) (TV Episode)
a clip from the film featuring the voice of Gerard Butler is shown
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Repo Men/The Bounty Hunter/The Runaways (2010) (TV Episode)
Out in theatres in the Weekend Peekend.
AniMat's Reviews: How to Train Your Dragon (2010) (TV Episode)
Reviewed, clips shown.
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: How to Train Your Dragon (2010) (TV Episode)
Reviewed, clips shown
Animation Lookback: DreamWorks Animation Part 1 (2010) (TV Episode)
Clip briefly shown during introduction.
Animation Lookback: DreamWorks Animation Part 6 (2010) (TV Episode)
Film is talked about, clips shown.
Animation Lookback: DreamWorks Animation Part 7 (2010) (TV Episode)
Number 7 in the top 10 DreamWorks Animation films.
Maltin on Movies: Red (2010) (TV Episode)
Movie reviewed in this episode.
The Nostalgia Chick: Dreamworks Vs. Disney: Dualing (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
The 83rd Annual Academy Awards (2011) (TV Special)
Nominee clips.
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.25 (2011) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown during Roger's segment
Hollywood's Top Ten: Flying to New Heights (2011) (TV Episode)
Honorable Mention
AniMat's Reviews: Brave (2012) (TV Episode)
Clip of Gobber, a character voice by Craig Ferguson is briefly shown.
Maltin on Movies: Medieval Special 1 (2012) (TV Episode)
Movie reviewed in this episode.
Nostalgia Critic: Has CGI Gone Too Far? (2013) (TV Episode)
clip shown
The Oscars (2014) (TV Special)
Animated heroes presentation.
AniMat's Reviews: How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) (TV Episode)
AniMat recalls his opinion on the first How to Train Your Dragon film. Clips shown.
Animation Lookback: Top 10 Controversial Cartoons (2015) (TV Episode)
The DreamWorks/Annie Awards Scandal is given an honorable mention.


Top Gun (1986)
About two minutes from the end titles, a couple of the kids on dragons fly past a viking drinking a coffee - he spills it, referencing the air traffic controller during the 'time to buzz the tower' scene.

Spoofed in 

Mad: So You Think You Can Train Your Dragon How to Dance/Yo Gagga Gagga! (2011) (TV Episode)
"So You Think You Can Train Your Dragon to Dance" is a spoof of this movie.

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