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Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury (2011)

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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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Tom Owens

Writers:

Adam F. Goldberg (screenplay), Cressida Cowell (book)
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Cast overview:
Jay Baruchel ... Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III (voice)
Gerard Butler ... Stoick the Vast (voice)
Craig Ferguson ... Gobber the Belch (voice)
America Ferrera ... Astrid Hofferson (voice)
Jonah Hill ... Snotlout (voice)
Christopher Mintz-Plasse ... Fishlegs (voice)
T.J. Miller ... Tuffnut (voice) (as TJ Miller)
Kristen Wiig ... Ruffnut (voice)
Bridget Hoffman ... Female Viking (voice)
Peter Lavin ... Viking 1 (voice)
Neil Dickson ... Viking 2 (voice)
Ian Ruskin ... Viking 3 (voice)
Julian Barnes Julian Barnes ... Viking 4 (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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Stoick the Vast: What in Thor's name is going on?
Astrid Hofferson: The eggs explode.
[a final house over Astrid's shoulder explodes, and Astrid smiles nervously]
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Referenced in How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) See more »

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Not nearly as enjoyable as the original film but still pleasant and watchable.
18 January 2012 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

The original "How to Train Your Dragon" was a dandy film and I thought it was the best full-length animated film of the year (though it lost the Oscar to "Toy Story III"). It was very original and had absolutely gorgeous CGI. "Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury" is a recently released short based on the characters from the film and comes on a disk with another short (a far inferior one, if you ask me).

"Gift of the Night Fury" occurs following the original film--and now it's common for the Vikings to have dragons as pets. However, when their big holiday of 'Snoggletog' arrives, it coincides with a VERY strange thing--nearly all of the dragons fly off--disappearing for some mysterious reason--which isn't discovered until much later in the film. Another plot line involves Toothless getting a new tail--one that SHOULD enable him to live independently. But, there is a surprise catch... I'd say more, but I don't want to spoil it.

In many ways this is like a Christmas short--without Jesus or any of the other Christian trappings (since these Vikings are of the pagan variety). It's quite enjoyable...and even a bit heartwarming at the end. But, it's not exactly original and isn't so amazing after you've seen the original film. But, the animation is very nice and it's well worth seeing if you are a fan of the film. Cute.

Merry Snoggletog, y'all!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

How to Hatch Your Dragon See more »

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DreamWorks Animation See more »
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Dolby Digital

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