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Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury (2011)

As the village of Berk prepares for its winter holiday, the resident dragons all inexplicably fly away.

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Fishlegs (voice)
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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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[after planting a Gronkle egg in each Viking's house]
Astrid Hofferson: Wasn't this a great idea?
Fishlegs: Uh-huh! Everybody's gonna be so surprised!
[a house explodes, and an egg fragment flies out and hits Fishlegs]
Fishlegs: Ow...
Snotlout: Surprise!
[a baby Gronkle lands on Fishlegs' chest]
SnotloutTuffnutRuffnut: Aw...
Astrid Hofferson: [horrified] The eggs explode?
[a Viking house explodes]
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Spun-off from How to Train Your Dragon (2010) See more »

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Dragons fly
18 January 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

These days went their is a hit animation film, not only will there be a slew of sequels there will be bonus short films as well that turn up as DVD extras or made for television specials to keep the franchise name going.

The Toy Story and Shrek films do it. The How to train your Dragon films have followed with the CGI short, Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury. Following from the original film where the Vikings now have dragons for pets who nearly all disappear during the holiday season of Snoggletog leaving the Vikings bemused.

Toothless gets a new tail to allow him to be independent but he flies off as well and is thought to have disappeared. However the kids hatch a plot to find out what has happened to them.

The short will keep the children largely entertained, adults who have not seen the original film will be left bemused. The quality of the animation is very good though.


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