‘How to Train Your Dragon 2′ Teaser Flies Very, Very High

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Good news for fans of Hiccup and Toothless, the stars of Dreamworks’ 2010 hit How to Train Your Dragon: they’re back! At least that seems to be the message of the new teaser the studio has debuted for How to Train Your Dragon 2, which clocks in at nearly two minutes and says not one word about the plot.

Of course, that’s okay – we already have a plot outline, after all – so we know where the film will take our two underdog heroes in the series’ second go-round, and the footage is really quite impressive, even if it doesn’t lift a finger to establish set-up.

Since the central dynamic in the first picture revolves around a boy and his dragon, it’s maybe appropriate that the teaser emphasizes their bond. And, in fairness, the clip does build on the conclusions How to Train Your Dragon reached three years ago; Hiccup and Toothless appear to have grown even closer as friends and as a team (Hiccup’s clearly learned a few new tricks as an inventor), and the other dragons of Berk swim and fly free of the Red Death’s influence. It’s still more or less a fluff piece, but watching our leading duo soar through the sky is exciting enough that it hardly matters – and the animation looks fantastic.

how train your dragon 2 plot How to Train Your Dragon 2 Teaser Flies Very, Very High

For reference, here’s the official synopsis:

The thrilling second chapter of the epic “How to Train Your Dragon” trilogy brings back the fantastical world of Hiccup and Toothless five years later. While Astrid, Snoutlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races (the island’s new favorite contact sport), the now inseparable pair journey through the skies, charting unmapped territories and exploring new worlds. When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace.

Naturally, a full trailer will tell us much more about How to Train Your Dragon 2, but we’re probably going to have to wait a while for that, since the film opens almost a year from now. Rest assured, though: the people involved have high hopes for the next chapter in Hiccup and Toothless’ lives. Jay Baruchel himself has described the movie as incredible, and if nothing else he sounds really passionate about the material. That’s pretty good reason to start getting excited now.


How to Train Your Dragon 2 opens in theaters on June 20th, 2014.

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  1. Can’t wait for this film. The first one is in my top 5 of one of the best animated films. Hiccup looks a bit different doesn’t he?

    • He just looks older…I can’t wait!

      • Wow how did I not catch that, he’s 5 years older.

    • same here! I loved it almost more than Toy Story 3 that year :)
      yes, he does look older – his hair is longer as well!

      • I actually liked it more than Toy Story, I know, how does that happen? But I could not stop watching this movie, it really blew me away, even after the 4th time I watched it.

        I wonder if for the 3rd film he will be in his 20s or 30s, that would be really interesting.

    • If you look closely at his left foot it’s missing. He no matches with toothless even more so.

      • He lost his foot at the end of the first movie, lol…

      • @Masterman

        Did you not watch the first movie??? LOL

    • True that. Loved the first one. Stoked for this one!

  2. I was really impressed with the first one i thought it looked stupid by the trailers but then i saw it with my younger cousin and really really liked it, i thin this one could be just as good maybe better. :)


  4. Great for teaser. The water dragons and Hiccups suit were awesome.

  5. This looks fantastic. I can’t be more excited. The original became one of my favorite animated films. I love that the characters have grown, it solidifies the continuity of the story.

  6. love love it, cant waite

  7. very impressed .. i was smileing … an then …. ( In 3D ) :C i feel sad now

    • @Alter

      Um… don’t watch it in 3D. There, problem solved… smh

      • haha you missed the point but oh well

    • The first one was one of the best 3D experiences I’ve ever had in the theater, so it doesn’t make me sad. It makes me excited because then I’ll be seeing a 3D movie that perfectly uses the medium

      • i don’t think you got the point either :p

      • @Jose

        If you don’t agree, you just don’t get it… Gosh…

  8. This was a thing of beauty. I have no words to praise enough the balls on DreamWorks to make their hero(s) an amputee. This movie is gonna be good.

  9. YES!!! :-D

    I was a bit sad when I heard about the tv series since I thought that meant no more sequels to the movie, but I’m so glad that wasn’t the case!! :-)

  10. I wonder if this movie will acknowledge the TV series, or if they are abandoning that from continuity.

    • loved the first and the short christmas special

  11. wow Looks amazing I so LOVE the first one and Im an adult :)
    how old would hiccup be now 18 ?

    since he was about 13 ish I think in the first one
    I wonder if him and astrid ever got together since there was that bit of chemistry there when he was 13 lol

    • it’s still there, the TV series that serves as bridge between the two films is proof of that. :)

  12. Why is toothless still toothless?

    • Never mind I reached the trailer he has teeth now. Shouldn’t he be renamed, on a different note, this looks freaking awesome

      • he has retractable teeth.

      • have you even watched the first movie oh my god

  13. Was I not supposed to cry all my tears when watching this?

    • @Michael

      LOL, that’s awesome. :-)

  14. This looks fantastic, I can’t wait
    The first film was such a pleasant surprise
    Animation looks even better than the first one, even the water effects look really good (water is normally really hard to do well in animation/cgi)

  15. First one was the best Dreamworks animation since Shrek, maybe even better than Shrek.

    Can’t wait for this one.

  16. Looks Good!