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.

Director:

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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Rated PG for adventure action and some mild rude humor | See all certifications »

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The eighth computer-animated sequel to be produced at 2.35:1 after Shrek Forever After (2010), Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011), Cars 2 (2011), Happy Feet Two (2011), Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012), Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013), and Rio 2 (2014). See more »

Goofs

After blindfolding Toothless, Hiccup changes the tail fin's position, and Toothless hesitates before also doing so. No change in Toothless's flight pattern is seen in any way, although some change in flight would have had to have occurred from the tail fins being in two different positions. 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

The end credits are displayed on pictures of concept art for the movie. See more »

Alternate Versions

The 2019 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray print begins with the 2013 Universal Pictures logo plastered over the 2010 20th Century Fox logo. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Bum Reviews: How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Where No One Goes
Lyrics by Jon Thor Birgisson
Music by Jon Thor Birgisson and John Powell
Performed by Jon Thor Birgisson (as Jónsi)
Produced by Alex Somers, John Powell and Jon Thor Birgisson (as Jónsi)
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Beautiful, emotional and amazing!
19 June 2014 | by oghareSee all my reviews

This movie hits it out of the park regarding all the important factors . Storytelling, voice cast and animation is top class. The kids will get entertained and the parents even more so, because the movie is intelligent as well as fun.

The dragon's depictions are very amazing, you find yourself smitten by these creatures and also caring for the human characters.

Is it better than the first film? Yes, with improvements in the areas of emotion and magnitude. This one is also very different than the first one.

So, verdict.

YOU BETTER GO SEE THIS AS SOON AS YOU CAN!


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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 »

Filming Locations:

Chicago Illinois, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$145,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$49,451,322, 15 June 2014

Gross USA:

$177,002,924

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$621,537,519
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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