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How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

PG  |   |  Animation, Action, Adventure  |  13 June 2014 (USA)
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When Hiccup and Toothless discover an ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hiccup (voice)
Valka (voice)
Stoick (voice)
Gobber (voice)
Astrid (voice)
Snotlout (voice)
Fishlegs (voice)
Tuffnut (voice)
Ruffnut (voice)
Drago (voice)
Eret (voice)
Kieron Elliott ...
Hoark the Haggard (voice)
Philip McGrade ...
Starkard (voice)
Ug (voice)
Teeny (voice)


It's been five years since Hiccup and Toothless successfully united dragons and vikings on the island of Berk. While Astrid, Snotlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races (the island's new favorite contact sport), the now inseparable pair journey through the skies, charting unmapped territories and exploring new worlds. When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace. Now, Hiccup and Toothless must unite to stand up for what they believe while recognizing that only together do they have the power to change the future of both men and dragons. Written by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for adventure action and some mild rude humor | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 June 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cómo entrenar a tu dragón 2  »

Box Office


$145,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$49,451,322 (USA) (13 June 2014)


$176,997,107 (USA) (5 December 2014)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Djimon Hounsou would often do vocal exercises to prepare for his voice acting. One of these was a loud, terrible scream. Dean DeBlois liked it so much that he decided to use it as Drago's cry to summon his dragons. See more »


Right before Stoick and Gobber appear at Valka's sanctuary, a yellow Scuttleclaw bites down firmly on Toothless's raised tail, refusing to get off. Moments later, the Scuttleclaw is gone and Toothless's tail is back on the ground, leaving Toothless growling at nothing for a few seconds. See more »


[first lines]
Hiccup: [narrating] This is Berk, the best kept secret this side of, well, anywhere. Granted, it may not look like much, but this wet heap of rock packs more than a few surprises. Life here is amazing, just not for the faint of heart. You see, where most folks enjoy hobbies like whittling or needlepoint, we Berkians prefer a little something we like to call... DRAGON RACING!
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Crazy Credits

2 versions of the Dreamworks Animation logo are used at the beginning. The first one is a 20th anniversary logo and the second one is a version similar to the one in the first film. See more »


Referenced in Bum Reviews: How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) See more »


Where No One Goes
Lyrics by Jon Thor Birgisson
Music by Jon Thor Birgisson and John Powell
Performed by Jon Thor Birgisson (as Jonsi)
Produced by Alex Somers, John Powell and Jon Thor Birgisson (as Jonsi)
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User Reviews

The Empire Strikes Back of animated movies
2 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews


How to Train your Dragon 2 is a shining example of what both family movies and animated films are capable of. This is not the same story rehashed over again. From the characters, to the drama, to the action, to the comedy, this film does what any sequel should do by stepping up its predecessor in every way possible, and respects its audience enough not to shy away from its darker and more dramatic content, but still remain viewable and entertaining for all audiences. We are talking about a PG rated Dreamworks film after all.

From the moment the music began playing during the beginning to when the end credits began roiling, I was completely immersed in this phenomenal movie that is more than worthy to stand along side the likes of any great live-action fantasy film or the past decade. Possibly one the the best animated movies I have ever seen, this is the Empire Strikes Back of animated films.

9/10 (Very possibly will increase to 10/10 upon my second viewing.)

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