How to Train Your Dragon (2010) Poster


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Followed by 

Dragons: Riders of Berk (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


Madagascar (2005)
Gloria makes an cameo
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
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: Will Ferrell/Reese Waters (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the monologue.
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
Tosh.0: Queenzflip (2016) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Tosh

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 86th Annual Academy Awards (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.
Nostalgia Critic: Spy Kids 3D: Game Over (2016) (TV Episode)
a dignified 3D film


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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