How To Train Your Dragon Sequel Coming

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how to train your dragon 2 sequel How To Train Your Dragon Sequel Coming

Already one of the best films of the year, How to Train Your Dragon is pushing DreamWorks Animation off to a flying start, with strong weekends at the box office and even stronger critical response.

As of today, How to Train Your Dragon has brought in over $370 million at the worldwide box office and was #1 this past weekend, its fifth weekend out. The automatic and obvious response of the studio is to start development of a sequel, and according to their first quarter financial results, that’s exactly what they’re doing.

In their press release from earlier today, DreamWorks placed their strong financial results on the success of How to Train Your Dragon and labeled it their “next franchise.”

“2010 is off to a strong start, thanks in large part to the performance of How to Train Your Dragon, which – having grossed nearly $375 million to date in worldwide box office – has become DreamWorks Animation’s next franchise. We plan to release the sequel theatrically in 2013,” said Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks Animation. “3D continues to have a tremendous impact on the industry at large and we are now looking forward with great anticipation to bringing Shrek Forever After, the final chapter in our beloved Shrek series and the first in 3D, to audiences across the globe next month.”

While I really did love How to Train Your Dragon, I don’t know what the sequel could be about. We already know how to train your dragon, we’ve already had the relationship and discovery. We’ve met the big (like, really big) bad villain and now the dragons and vikings are best pals.

The first film took audiences on a complete journey with plenty of heart and lessons to be learned. How can they recapture that sense of discovery, while presenting something not only new and fresh, but on the same level of quality? I hope it can be done and we’ll find out in three years.

As for it being their next franchise, I’m all for it. I loved Shrek 1 & 2 but really had bad feelings for the third. I don’t know if it scarred me or if the trailers for Shrek Forever After (Shrek: The Final Chapter?) are actually that unexciting, but I have little to no feelings about the fourth green ogre Mike Myers movie.

What do you think the How to Train Your Dragon 2 could be about? I imagine it’ll have a different title entirely.

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Source: PR Newswire

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  1. How To train your Dragon was based on the First in a Series of books so the sequel im assuming would follow the 2nd book in the series

  2. That's an idea lol.

  3. Mr Manning, I have a question (or anyone that could answer it)

    I would usually Google things instead of asking them on blog. But for this question I believe it's better to ask someone that read the book.

    If the first one was based off the first book, are the sequels as touching as the first? Because what made the first one great for me was the fact that it was so touching. Or as Mr Keyes said, “Heavy heart”

    It would be a shame to see that the next movies fall into the “Shrek humor” genre, or concentrate too much on the AVATARish flying scenes (which were nice, given) and forgets how great the emotional factor made the first one.

    As a matter of fact, the ending to the movie was PERFECT. Its a most perfect conclusion, both touching and fitting to the WHOE story. As all great conclusions should be. I hate to see a sequel ruin that with a forced extra story.
    Thank you =]


  4. I have to wonder the same thing. My gf and I watched this and we both loved it. I really liked the humor of it along with how touching it was. Very cute, very sweet. I'm torn if I liked this or UP more. I hope the sequel will be the same.

  5. The humor was not vulgar, and funny all at once. Very delightful, I was relieved they did not use dirty 'Monsters vs Aliens” filth humor.

    The action was magnificent. But I 100% agree with you and Mr Keyes… the touching element of it is what made it great. And like you mentioned as well, so did UP. (But UP was much better at it, in fact it was my choice for this year's Oscar. Which unfortunately went to the Hurt Locker)

    And I am glad you and your girlfriend and enjoyed it as well =]

  6. Oh, I was just having this discussion with someone else. I also thought UP deserved the Oscar more than Hurt Locker… But we know it had no chance with those movie snobs simply because it was an animated movie. They just nominated it because they had so many nominees and so few good movies in 2009 to fill them…

  7. Incidentally,

    I do not even think Hurt Locker should have been nominated. The movie was good at best, but some parts made me frustrated to say the least. “Action thriller” “Non-stop, you won't know what hit you” and “Makes Saving Private Ryan and Black Hawk Down look bad” are some of the things reviewers said about it in TV SPOTS. I could only imagine how much glue they snorted before suggesting such absurdities to mentally challenged 6 year olds with Altzheimers.

    UP was beautiful, touching, and made you CARE for the characters, full of emotion and trully majestic. I cried through the whole thing and laughed. Still to this day, I feel attadched to that movie.

    Needless to say- you and I Ken, are the vast minority here, everyone loved Hurt Locker. Subjectability makes movie discussions great.

    But alas! Ive veered the subject enough for one day! Im sorry =O

  8. I'll be a little re-assured if they can bring Chris Sanders back. Without him, I'd be a little more weary that they were simply going for the cash grab and it won't be as good.

  9. Wow, what kind of crack must you be smoking to think that Hurt Locker was better than Black Hawk Down??? Say no to drugs kids…

  10. the book the moive is based on is a series so it shouldn't be too difficult for them to write!

  11. When I read the headline I was thinking I would wait for a review as I don't know how you could continue it. Seeing that it is a series, I could be down for a sequel. I liked this a lot more then shrek so I hope they continue as long as there is material already in place. I don't want them to be shooting from the hip and doing movies because it makes money.

  12. there is a lot of different ways the story could go imo. There were a lot of dragon species in the dragon book that were never introduced in the movie, specifically the large water dragon.

  13. hey guys, this movie was awsome, but im afraid to say that it may have been too awsome, i just watched it yesterday for the first time on my frinds dsixl, the quality wasnt that great, i just saw a trailer on youtube and some screenshots of the movie and they were exeptional, infact it looks completely differnt from the movie, like comparing iceage 3 with 1, anyway, i wanted to know, what is the plot of the next movie, and im also wandering, what will its name be? obviously it cant be how to train your dragon as the dragon is trained, im guessing itl be called dragon 2, another thing i wanted to know is, do any of you think this thing will go on like harry potter has? there are quite a few books out.

    anyway this movie was great, i love animated movies with reptiles and dragons and other non anthropamorphic creatures that dont exist, this movie made my heart pound , litterally!, eve though i saw it on a lcd screen with a resolution of 192 by 256, the story and the way you saw how dragons behave and what they do made it so realistic, this movie will surely be rereleased in 4d like shrek 1

  14. Besides the fact theres a 2nd novel of this. I would imagine that either, a female night fury will show up and start a Night Fury “population”. OR there will be another Big “boss” dragon to defeat.