New Trailer For ‘How to Train Your Dragon’

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Following on from the first official trailer at the start of last month, a new trailer has been released from Dreamworks Animation’s latest animated family adventure, How To Train You Dragon. This one highlights the experience of the movie a lot more than the first trailer,  (i.e. the scenes of the dragon flying etc.) instead of the slapstick and cutesy one-liners we’re used to from Dreamworks’ animated fare.

How to Train Your Dragon is set in a mythical world where Vikings and dragons have been at odds with one another for thousands of years, and killing dragons is an everyday occurrence for Vikings. It centers on a young Viking boy named Hiccup (voiced by Jay Baruchel) who one day befriends an injured dragon instead of killing it as he’s supposed to, much to the embarrassment of his father (voiced by Gerard Butler). The film comes to us from Lilo & Stitch directors Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders, and is written by DeBlois.

And now here’s the trailer, courtesy of Cinemablend. Enjoy:

Once it gets past reminding us of some of Dreamworks biggest successes (Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar), I think the trailer looks pretty decent. I’m not sure the look of the dragons works entirely (they somehow managed to make them as unintimidating as it’s possible to go) but it looks like throwaway fun to me.

That’s pretty much what most of Dreamworks Animation is: throwaway. With the exception of the first Shrek (I never did care for the second all that much) and the genuinely funny and enjoyable Kung Fu Panda last year, I’m not really a fan of the studio. To me they’re “the animation studio that isn’t Pixar” and probably always will be.

Thoughts on the latest trailer for How to Train Your Dragon? Are you looking forward to this film? Or is it “just another animated film” from a studio that’s very much hit or miss?

How to Train Your Dragon features the voices of Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, America Ferrera, Craig Ferguson, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Kristin Wiig. It is set to hit theaters on March 26th, 2010.

Source: Cinemablend

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  1. How sick am I of the “young outcast who doesn’t go along with the mainstream and turns out to be the only one that’s actually right” story line?

    VERY.

    Vic

  2. It looks cute. Something I’d take my little cousin to watch…

  3. Either Jay Baruchel was very bored doing this movie or his voice doesn’t lend well to animated movies. Again, another case of Dreamworks depending on star power to sell their movies instead of hiring the right people for the job and making a decent movie.

    Overall though, this movie just looks bad and while I liked Shrek and Kung Fu Panda, if they’re trying to win me over by reminding me of Madagascar, they’re sadly mistaken.

    Still, with Chris Sanders helming, there is a chance it might be good.

  4. You hit the nail on the head. It’s not that this formula can’t ever be done ever again, it’s that it’s been done so much that it takes someone willing to do something truly new and unexpected with it.

    That takes daring, and let’s face it, if you can’t even take any chances or do something bold with a set up as seemingly fail-proof as a nostalgic 50′s sci-fi mashup that “Monsters vs. Aliens” promised but failed to deliver, (It should have been Dreamwork’s “Incredibles”) then there really isn’t any reason to expect them to deviate in the slightest with this entry.

    When boldness and daring was being dished out amongst the several studios, it seems Pixar was blessed with virtually all of it. Pity, because a bit more serious competition would actually help in keeping Pixar on it’s toes if they ever got tired of competing against their own substantial library.

  5. I think I’ll be skipping this one.

    Jay Baruchel doesn’t seem right in the role. Bad voice acting.

  6. Wouldn’t it be great to have a movie where the misunderstood outsider turns out to be wrong, and moreover gets eaten by a dragon?

  7. @Jason

    Heh, I’d get a kick out of that. 8)

    Vic

  8. Meh. I was expecting something more interesting but after MvA and the last Shrek I guess I shouldn't have hoped for too much. :/

  9. Meh. I was expecting something more interesting but after MvA and the last Shrek I guess I shouldn't have hoped for too much. :/

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