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How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

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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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Dean DeBlois

Writers:

Dean DeBlois, Cressida Cowell (based upon the "How to Train Your Dragon" book series by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jay Baruchel ... Hiccup (voice)
Cate Blanchett ... Valka (voice)
Gerard Butler ... Stoick (voice)
Craig Ferguson ... Gobber (voice)
America Ferrera ... Astrid (voice)
Jonah Hill ... Snotlout (voice)
Christopher Mintz-Plasse ... Fishlegs (voice)
T.J. Miller ... Tuffnut (voice)
Kristen Wiig ... Ruffnut (voice)
Djimon Hounsou ... Drago (voice)
Kit Harington ... Eret (voice)
Kieron Elliott ... Hoark the Haggard (voice)
Philip McGrade Philip McGrade ... Starkard (voice)
Andrew Ableson ... Ug (voice)
Gideon Emery ... Teeny (voice)
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 June 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

How to Train Your Dragon 2 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$145,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$49,451,322, 15 June 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$177,002,924

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$621,537,519
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2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When Astrid says to Eret, "Don't you know anything." That is a reference to when Ygritte says to Jon Snow, "You know nothing, Jon Snow." Kit Harrington plays both Eret and Jon Snow from Game of Thrones. See more »

Goofs

Between How To Train Your Dragon and How To Train Your Dragon 2, Goober's prosthetic limbs and his real ones switch. In the first film it his left hand and right leg that he lost to a dragon, yet in the sequel ,miraculously his real limbs and prosthetics have switched and it is his left hand and right leg that he appears to have lost. See more »

Quotes

[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 »

Alternate Versions

Also released in a 3D version. See more »

Connections

Follows How to Train Your Dragon (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Into a Fantasy
(uncredited)
Written and Performed by Alexander Rybak
[Closing credits music in European versions of film]
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Thematic And Stunning Sequel
21 August 2014 | by CalRhysSee all my reviews

'How to Train Your Dragon' is my all-time favourite animated film, so when I heard a sequel was being made, I knew it was one I had to see. The last animated film I saw in the cinema was 'Toy Story 3' four years ago, so going to see this beautifully executed flick was a treat. This film truly lives up to its expectations and builds upon its predecessor's achievements like any good sequel should, and from this, the outcome is stunning. More mature and thematic than its predecessor, 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' is an emotionally resonant and heartfelt flick that expands upon the story of Hiccup and Toothless and their connection. With swooping and stunning visuals and epic animated set pieces, this is a sequel to remember, a modern masterpiece.


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