‘How To Train Your Dragon 2′ Details Emerge [Updated]

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How To Train Your Dragon 2 How To Train Your Dragon 2 Details Emerge [Updated]

Update: Along with a sequel, DreamWorks is now planning a spin-off Cartoon Network animated series for How To Train Your Dragon. See bottom of post for details.

Back in April,  DreamWorks Animation announced that it was moving ahead with a sequel to How To Train Your Dragon, an absolute no-brainer when you look at the almost $500 million it made at the worldwide box office.

At the time of the announcement, we didn’t really have any details other than “we’re making it” and that it would come out sometime in 2013. However, the studio has today officially announced the first details about How To Train Your Dragon 2 (as its being referred to until we hear of another title), including which voice actors will be making a return.

Unsurprisingly, most of the voice cast from the first How To Train Your Dragon will be returning for the sequel, including Jay Baruchel, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, TJ Miller and Kristen Wiig.

The keen-eyed among you will likely have noticed the absence of Gerard Butler’s name – it’s not exactly clear if that omission is on purpose or not. If it IS on purpose then I’d have to say I’m disappointed, as his voice really suited the character of Hiccup’s father. If this were a less significant project then I might understand Butler not returning, as he’s busy with other projects, but then again, this is a sequel to one of the most popular and successful animated films of the last couple of years.

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Gerard Butler next to his animated 'Dragon' counterpart "Stoick"

Dean DeBlois, co-writer and co-director of the first Dragon film, will return for the sequel but will take on sole writing and directing duties this time around. Co-writer and co-director of the first film, Chris Sanders, will serve as exec producer alongside returning producer Bonnie Arnold.

Many of us will be wondering what sort of story this sequel could possibly have, with the first one serving as a solid standalone yarn (the vikings and dragons eventually becoming friends). Unfortunately, these new details don’t include a plot outline but there is enthusiastic talk from DeBlois about, “carrying this story forward, into the unknown reaches of Hiccup and Toothless’ ever-expanding world.”

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Perhaps the plot could involve some new band of dragons who are coming to destroy the peaceful existence of the vikings and dragons we know, and Hiccup once again having to try and save the day with the help of his trusty dragon. That seems like a good way to move forward with the story, in my opinion.

However, the most important thing is not necessarily the story itself but that they push things forward in a fresh direction without compromising quality (I, for one, don’t want to see just a rehash of the first film’s plot). Shockingly (sarcasm alert!) the sequel will be in 3D again but this is one of few cases where I’m not worried, as the first film utilized the in-vogue technology almost perfectly.

I’m sure DreamWorks is hoping for How To Train Your Dragon to be their next big franchise, in the same vein as Shrek and that’s exactly what it will likely become. We can only hope – if they make as many of these as they did Shrek movies – that they keep the quality high all the way through and don’t drop the ball by the third film.

Update: Not long after the first details emerged of the How To Train Your Dragon sequel, Deadline is now reporting the news that DreamWorks has signed a deal with Cartoon Network to make an animated series based on the movie(s).

There’s currently no details available about what the plot will be or how exactly the series will relate to the movies (never mind wondering about a story for another film – how can they string it along week-on-week? ). However, we do know the show will air sometime in 2012 in preparation for the release of the second film.

How To Train Your Dragon 2 will hit theaters sometime in either 2012 or 2013.

Source: DreamWorks Animation and Deadline

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  1. does anyone like the new HTTYD seris on CN?

    • YES! It’s really good for tv animation, not quite as good as the film, obviously. It’s not babyish either, I’m a teenager and think it’s really good! I cried a bit at episode 5 :)

  2. I loved How To train your Dragon I loved everything to it the backstory, the relationship to hiccup and his dad, and the music the music was amazing.

  3. how to train ur dragon was simply amazing i wish they wont stop it

  4. I hope toothless finds a another dragon and falls in love

  5. is this real? because i really want there to be a secound one!

  6. I really hope how to train your dragon 2 does come in 2013!!!!

    • It comes out in 2014

  7. the series on cartoon network is really amazing im a teen and i watched every episode s far i hope they keep making episodes

  8. The release date for HTTYD 2 is June 20 2014

  9. this is one of the only websites saying 2013… most r saying june 2014 i love the movie and featurettes!

  10. Be sure to check out http://tiny.cc/EndlessCollecting for a chance to catch some very elusive dragons.

  11. ooooooooo i just love HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DROGON. so far i watched the movie and the episodes that came out. I REALLY HOPE THAT HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DROGON 2 will be coming out on 2013.
    Also i feel like i am connected to a dragon.

  12. ooooooooo i just love HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DROGON. so far i watched the movie and the episodes that came out. I REALLY HOPE THAT HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DROGON 2 will be coming out on 2013.
    Also i feel like i am connected to a dragon. A drgon that looks like a toothless but is red and can put itself like the monsterous nightmare

    • Me to and I teal connected with a nightfury and monsterous nightmare also.

  13. You should make a female night fury come into the second movie

  14. You should make a female night fury come into the second movie.

    • I was thinking that also like if another dragon acsadentialy.blast her out of the sky.than hicupp trains her it would be awesome.

  15. Eastern Pirates riding Eastern Dragons, a clash of styles, dragons, and cultures/mythology. That’s what I would do. Dueling aces…have the Asian/ Eastern Pirates be far more advanced and looking to enslave Vikings. Think Ghengis Khan with Dragons instead of horses.

  16. Umm…as for pushing the story forward, i have to say they are going to follow the books dude…just saying..Loved season one by the way. Great animation. Were some points that got me to cry actually. Very nice. loved it. can’t wait for two.

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  18. Apparently, the sequel is going to be a lot darker than the first one, and is going to have an epic battle of near Lord of the Rings-proportions. Also, to those who don’t know, the characters will be aged five years.

    As long as they keep the dynamics between Hiccup and Toothless, as well as said characters’ incredible development and personalities, then they might be able to make this better than the original.

  19. I heard the movie comes out May 8, 2013.

    • I think its suppose to come up 2014 June.
      Anyone heard about the Dreamworks game based on movie called school of dragons
      http://www.schoolofdragons.com I just saw the post on berksgrapevine.

  20. The confirmed How to Train Your Dragon 2 date is June 20, 2014. It has been confirmed multiple times. Here is a link to where I learned this http://www.berksgrapevine.com/2012/09/dragons-3-date-confirmed.html?m=1
    Here is some more information on the sequel
    http://www.berksgrapevine.com/search/label/films?m=1

  21. First one was amazing so I can’t wait for the sequel!

  22. How come they didn’t show Fishlegs, Tuffnut, Ruffnut, Snotlout?!?!?

  23. I cant wait for the movie! sometimes, i draw pictures of my own fake dragons.

  24. i wonder if there is going to be a destructive new dragon in the film! we could actully use a new evil dragon. and i wonder if ther is a new evil villain! i still cant wait for movie number 2! i wonder if toothless finnaly finds another night fury of his own that could be a girl!

  25. i love httyd it is my best movie i see every day to episodes and the move my room is full with stuff of httyd and i love most see astrid and hiccup’s relathion ship i love it !!!! <3

  26. They have released a teaser trailer which you can find on youtube. They also introduced it to Barack Obama and yo may be able to see some peeks there if you look.

    • IKR! The animation is beautiful and you can see that Hiccup and Toothless’ bond is very strong. Seen peaks of astrid and the new dragon tamer. I checked out the clip u talked about and the thing w/ Obama and I saw the interaction between Hiccup and Astrid. HICSTRID 4 EVA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. i say they should make another night fury im IN LOVE WITH Toothless Please make another night fury

  28. How to Train Your Dragon 2 is an upcoming American 3D computer-animated action fantasy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by 20th Century Fox, loosely based on the book series of the same name by Cressida Cowell.

    • I CANNOT wait for the second movie!!!!!! Me and my cousin are in love with the movie and the TV series (although I’m the only one who reads the books). I AM GOING TO DIE IF THEY DELAY THAT MOVIE ‘CAUSE I AM IN LOVE WITH IT!!!! I’ve seen the trailer… Hiccup invents a squirrel suit!! Flying Vikings, yay! I know they are going to fight an evil dragon… Hiccup discovers his mother is alive! I think she helps him defeat it (or maybe the dragon turns good [though from what I've seen it won't]) but there probably is a twist other than flying Vikings, lost mothers, evil dragons and darkness. Probably.

  29. Omg i loved it, of course made me cry…bittersweet :)