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Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury (2011)

Video  |   |  Animation, Short, Adventure  |  15 November 2011 (USA)
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As the village of Berk prepares for its winter holiday, the resident dragons all inexplicably fly away.

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The Viking town of Berk, now enjoying its new alliance with the dragons, is preparing for its annual winter holiday of Snoggletog. However, that spirit is threatened when all the dragons, except Toothless who needs Hiccup to help him, suddenly fly away for some reason. While Astrid ineffectually tries to salvage the occasion, Hiccup decides to build Toothless a new prosthetic to allow him to fly independently, only to have the dragon take off as well. However, as the holiday approaches, Hiccup finds himself swept up to learn the dragons' secret the hard way and to find a solution to bring them home early. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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How to Hatch Your Dragon  »

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Astrid Hofferson: Yak Nog! Get your Yak Nog! C'mon! Get a frothy delicious cup of cheer.
[Approaches other Viking teens]
Astrid Hofferson: Hey you guys. Try this tasty new beverage i made for the holidays.
Tuffnut: Eh, what's that smell? It's that you?
[Pushes Ruffnut's face]
Astrid Hofferson: It's Yak Nog!
[Pours the Yak Nog into the cup]
Tuffnut: [coughs, disgusted] If i drink that i'm gonna Yak Nog all over the place.
Astrid Hofferson: Maybe you'd rather taste a punch in the face?
[Ruffnut sniffs at the Yak Nog, disgusted]
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Very Good Short
17 July 2012 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury (2011)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Very entertaining spin off from HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON has the viking town of Berk about to celebrate their winter holiday when everyone notices that the dragons are all missing. The children of the village set out to try and locate them and see what's going on. DRAGONS: GIFT OF THE NIGHT FURY is without question one of the better shorts that Dreamworks have released over the years. A lot of this is due to the terrific screenplay, which comes up with a very entertaining story full of wonder, imagination and action. I thought the visual style of the film was also a lot better quality than what we've seen in some of the shorts from the studio. I've often felt that some of the shorts look their smaller budgets but that certainly wasn't the case here because the look was quite professional and right on target with the original film. I thought the look of the film was exception and especially the scenes where the dragons are flying around. I can't (or won't) spoil the ending with what happened to the dragons but it was quite funny and especially the aftermath. Fans of the feature should really love this short but even if you're not familiar with it there's enough entertainment here for two movies and this comes highly recommended.


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