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Director:
Writers:
James Krieg (written by)
Andy Kuhn (story)
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Release Date:
24 November 2010 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
All Duncan wants is to be a normal kid in a normal school. Until he realizes he is something very far away from normal. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
How to Train Your Inner Godzilla Meets the Incredibles while Meatballs Do Explode at Highschool See more (4 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Tia Texada ... Isabel (voice)

Jesse Head ... Duncan Rosenblatt (voice)

Dante Basco ... Kenny Rogers (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Amy Davidson ... Jenna (voice)

Dana Delany ... Margaret Rosenblatt (voice)

Grey DeLisle ... Ms. Dreakford (voice)

Reed Diamond ... Barnes (voice)
Billy Evans ... Steve (voice)

Josh Keaton ... Troy (voice)

Jameson Moss ... Big Rob (voice)

Kevin Michael Richardson ... Belloc (voice)

Nicole Sullivan ... Dr. Pytel (voice)
Tom Tartamella ... Whitey (voice)

Gary Anthony Williams ... Principal Dave / Troy's Dad (voice)
Paul St. Peter ... Dragon 2 (uncredited)
Frank Welker ... Dragon 1 (uncredited)
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Directed by
Peter Chung 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Phil Hester  story
James Krieg  written by (as Jim Krieg)
Andy Kuhn  story

Produced by
Vince Aniceto .... line producer
Peter Chung .... supervising producer
Ramsey Ann Naito .... executive producer
Julia Pistor .... executive producer
Carrie Wilksen .... producer
 
Original Music by
Toby Chu 
 
Film Editing by
Peter Tomaszewicz 
 
Casting by
Carroll Day Kimble 
 
Production Design by
Barry E. Jackson  (as Barry Jackson)
 
Art Direction by
Fred Gambino 
Dan Quarnstrom 
 
Costume Design by
Jane Poole 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Seung-Hyun Oh .... sequence director
 
Art Department
Eric Canale .... storyboard artist
Anthony Chun .... storyboard artist
Peter Chung .... storyboard artist
Gary Glover .... visual development artist
Drew Graybeal .... prop designer
Michele Graybeal .... concept artist
Seung-Hyun Oh .... storyboard artist
 
Sound Department
Timothy J. Borquez .... supervising sound editor
Robert Crew .... foley editor
Eric Freeman .... sound designer
Diane Greco .... foley artist
Tony Orozco .... sound effects editor
Daisuke Sawa .... sound
Robert Serda .... supervising dialogue editor
Thomas Syslo .... supervising sound editor
Jussi Tegelman .... sound effects editor
 
Animation Department
Sung Eun Bae .... animator
Peter Chung .... character designer
John Dillon .... animatic timer
Patricia Doktor .... background artist
Sung Jae Kim .... animator
Young Eun Kim .... animator
Young Jin Kim .... key animator
Jeong-eun Lee .... key animator
Ji Sung Lee .... animator
Wendy Park .... background artist
Thomas Perkins .... character designer: Kaiju
Ok Sin Ryu .... animator
Paul Shardlow .... color stylist
 
Editorial Department
Bret Marnell .... additional editor
 
Other crew
Charles Adler .... voice director
Bobby Hernandez .... art production assistant
Miguel Jimenez .... production coordinator
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn .... additional voice director
Jessie Greenberg .... pre-production intern (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
USA:90 min (including commercials) | USA:70 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
WILHELM SCREAM: A student in the library as Duncan is being chased by Troy and his friends.See more »
Quotes:
Duncan Rosenblatt:You ignore me for 16 years and you expect to train me for something I don't even want?See more »
Movie Connections:
References "The Muppet Show" (1976)See more »

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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
How to Train Your Inner Godzilla Meets the Incredibles while Meatballs Do Explode at Highschool, 23 April 2011
Author: pontram from Austria

Entertaining, fast and effective, Firebreather turns out to be a Incredible's wanna-be for all of us who enjoyed the great superhero family-saga, as we are desperately waiting for a sequel. Though Firebreather isn't that sequel, it gives a taste of what could be. Of course there is the budget question, The Incredibles were made with some 92M$ for the big screen, what the little descendant took on expenses we can only assume...maybe 5-8 M$ ?

Well, it doesn't look cheap, on the contrary, the last 7 years in computer progress enabled CGI artists to produce good-looking 3d animations for a fraction of their previous cost. And this movie is an impressive showcase for decent Cartoon Networks's production abilities. If this is what we have to expect in the future, I appreciate that.

What Firebreather lacks, compared with the big predecessor, is story innovation and likable characters, its a mixture of the Movies mentioned in my Headline:

The Incredibles for some kind of family issues, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs for some CGI gymnastics and the town environment, How to Train your dragon for the father/son relationship and action movements, and Godzilla for the size and speed of the monsters.

Of all comics out there - and there are many good comics - I would not expect Firebreather to manage coming to cinematic life, and the second lack is that this Comic is not exactly well-known all over the world, so it left me a bit alone puzzling about the world it takes action in. It's a bit like these Manga stories which are about a future not too far, but far enough from us for energy weapons and other gadgets, and near enough to show a very current non-changed school system. People in this world are actually afraid of those huge Kajin Dragons, but not so much that they would talk about them all the time, so, maybe they became familiar with those violent beasts.

OK, one day, 16 years ago during a war between dragons and humans, our Hero's Mother rescued a complete town by facing the King of the Kaju (not exactly Japanese, but likely) Dragons, and while she faced him, they fell both in love and the result is their son, Duncan. It seems that the 300 ft father was not really the family guy type of a father, so he may have been disappeared for political reasons, and left the mother with their son alone. Only to come 16 years later and to ruin his son's poor attempts to find a place in his new high school. It turns out that the father has some plans for his half bread descendant, and Duncan has to fight against his father's will, his nature, other Kajun and, important enough, Highschool ignorance.

These are the provisions, and the movies tries hard to add some humor and to be be all things to everyone, but in some cases it fails. For example, when a 300 ft Dragon mates with a 5 ft woman, what's like it ? - There's a little funny dialog, where Duncan's mother does want to reveal details about that, but Duncan disagrees about the necessity. So we don't hear anything about intercourse between Dragon and humans, let alone DNA compatibility. It remains a magic secret.

Besides the few minor glitches the movie is absolutely watchable, full of amazingly nice rendered action and never boring, it tries even to bring in some new insights, like killing your enemies may not be the wisest decision. All things considered - well done.

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