A little while ago, a teaser trailer for Dreamworks’ How to Train Your Dragon hit the internet but it was such poor quality that it really didn’t do the film justice. This would probably be the reason why Paramount asked us a day or so later to pull the video. A couple of weeks later, a proper teaser trailer came out with the exact same footage and to say it was tons better would be an understatement.
Today, thanks to Trailer Spy, Dreamworks has released the official trailer for How to Train Your Dragon in glorious HD and it is beautiful. The story is based on the 2003 children’s book by the same name written by Cressida Cowell. The movie is set in the land of Vikings and dragons and follows a Viking boy named Hiccup on the island of Berk. For Hiccup and his people, fighting dragons is an everyday occurrence. The world Hiccup knows changes entirely as he ultimately befriends a wounded dragon instead of killing him, much to the embarrassment of his father.
How to Train Your Dragon is an animated 3D CGI movie helmed by Lilo & Stitch directors Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders with the screen play written by Dean DeBlois. Jay Baruchel (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice) is the voice of Hiccup with Gerard Butler (Gamer, Law Abiding Citizen) joining him as the voice of Stoick, Hiccup’s dad and the chief of the tribe. Recognizable names, America Ferrera (Ugly Betty), Craig Ferguson (The Drew Carey Show), Jonah Hill (Superbad), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Kick Ass) and Saturday Night Live regular Kristen Wiig (Whiplash) all lend their voices as well.
Watch and enjoy the trailer below:
This isn’t a new story – a wise cracking son who just wants to be himself doesn’t live up to his father’s high expectations while still looking for his validation. It’s been told numerous times before but it’s never been told with dragons and who doesn’t like a good dragon story? I’m not a huge fan of 3-D technology but if it’s going to be used, then I feel like CGI animation is best suited for it. How to Train Your Dragon is following in the footsteps of this summer’s highly successful 3-D animated movie Up.
Did you enjoy the trailer for How to Train Your Dragon and what do you think about the use of 3-D technology for it?
How to Train Your Dragon flies into theaters March 26th, 2010.
Source: Trailer Spy