Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon (2010)

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Hiccup and the gang join Gobber on a quest to find a legendary boneclad Dragon.

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Hiccup (voice)
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Stoick (voice)
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Gobber (voice)
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Astrid (voice)
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Snotlout (voice)
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Fishlegs (voice)
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Tuffnut (voice)
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Ruffnut (voice)
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When Gobber's house burns down, the old Viking is convinced that his nemesis, the legendary Boneknapper Dragon, is responsible. Bent on revenge, Gobber resolves to hunt it down once and for all, despite the fact that no one believes the dragon exists. Regardless, Hiccup and the gang decide to accompany him for his own good. On the sea voyage, Gobber tells the story of his rivalry with the beast, which gets sillier with each episode. When the gang find themselves shipwrecked on the suspected island of the beast, they are about to learn the truth about the dragon. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Dragões: A Lenda do Dragão Quebra-Ossos  »

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Stoick: Gobber, for the last time, there is no such thing as a...
Gobber: Boneknapper?
[the crowd groans, "Boneknapper...?"]
Tuffnut: Oh ho! What-napper?
Gobber: A disgusting, foul beast, wearing a coat of stolen bones, like a giant, flying skeleton.
Fishlegs: Ooh ooh! The dragon manual says that the Boneknapper willl stop at nothing to find the perfect bone to build its coat of armor. It's awesome.
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Amusing supporting short film but nothing special
26 January 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

As with so many animated films, How to Train Your Dragon created this short film I presume to go on the DVD as an extra. The plot is that the gang of children set out in search of a completely mythical dragon called the Boneknapper – a dragon only known via the highly dubious stories told by Gobber. While the main parts of the short are CGI, the stories snap into a nicely effective cartoon style which I liked as it differentiated it from the "reality" of the rest of the film. I can understand why some would see these sections as "cheap" because they clearly are less expensive to produce, but this didn't mean that this was the motivation – it worked as a device for me, not as a cost-saving.

The plot is simple and most of the laughs do come from the exaggeration in the story-telling in the cartoon sections. It isn't great but I did like the "and what came rising out of the water/volcano/ice" bits as they were out of nowhere and consistent. The rest of it comes and goes pretty quickly though and I certainly don't think the short is worth making an effort to seek out and it certainly doesn't stand up to the standard of the main film. But as a throwaway extra on a DVD? Sure, why not?


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