A hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed.

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William Davies (screenplay by) (as Will Davies), Dean DeBlois (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Jay Baruchel ... Hiccup (voice)
Gerard Butler ... Stoick (voice)
Craig Ferguson ... Gobber (voice)
America Ferrera ... Astrid (voice)
Jonah Hill ... Snotlout (voice)
Christopher Mintz-Plasse ... Fishlegs (voice)
T.J. Miller ... Tuffnut (voice)
Kristen Wiig ... Ruffnut (voice)
Robin Atkin Downes ... Ack (voice)
Philip McGrade Philip McGrade ... Starkard (voice)
Kieron Elliott ... Hoark the Haggard (voice)
Ashley Jensen ... Phlegma the Fierce (voice)
David Tennant ... Spitelout (voice)
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Storyline

Long ago up North on the Island of Berk, the young Viking, Hiccup, wants to join his town's fight against the dragons that continually raid their town. However, his macho father and village leader, Stoik the Vast, will not allow his small, clumsy, but inventive son to do so. Regardless, Hiccup ventures out into battle and downs a mysterious Night Fury dragon with his invention, but can't bring himself to kill it. Instead, Hiccup and the dragon, whom he dubs Toothless, begin a friendship that would open up both their worlds as the observant boy learns that his people have misjudged the species. But even as the two each take flight in their own way, they find that they must fight the destructive ignorance plaguing their world. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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One adventure will change two worlds


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Rated PG for sequences of intense action and some scary images, and brief mild language | See all certifications »

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According to Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois, they were present when the orchestra played the cue "Romantic Flight" the first time. Upon completion, the orchestra broke out into applause. See more »

Goofs

When Toothless pins Hiccup to the rock after being set free, we see trees in the reflections of his eyes. Toothless was looking straight down at Hiccup, where no trees could possibly have been seen. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Hiccup: [voice-over] This is Berk. It's twelve days north of Hopeless and a few degrees south of Freezing to Death. It's located solidly on the Meridian of Misery. My village. In a word? Sturdy. It's been here for seven generations, but every single building is new. We have fishing, hunting, and a charming view of the sunsets. The only problems are the pests. You see, most places have mice or mosquitoes... We have...
[aloud, as he slams the door against an attacking Monstrous Nightmare]
Hiccup: ...
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Alternate Versions

The 2019 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray printing add the 2013 Universal Pictures logo and omits the closing 2002 Paramount Pictures logo. See more »

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Soundtracks

Sticks and Stones
Written by Jon Thor Birgisson (as Jónsi)
Performed by Jon Thor Birgisson (as Jónsi)
Produced and Mixed by Alex Somers & Jon Thor Birgisson (as Jónsi)
Courtesy of EMI Records, Ltd.
[Plays over the first part of the main-on-end credits, just after the main title]
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A heartfelt movie with a beautiful message
3 November 2010 | by zelettoSee all my reviews

There are a lot of excellent reviews out there, I will just discuss a single point. What got to me the most in this movie is the message I got out of it, I got it from a single line uttered by the hero and it just burned in my memory, it's about how when we look deep in the eyes of our enemies -the ones we fear the most- we will see that they are afraid of us just as we are afraid of them, we might realize their humanity and that they are not what we thought, monsters.

This is definitely one of the best 2 animation movies this year, with Toy Story 3 being the other one, tough job for the academy awards this year, and hope this is the case every year.

It's nice to see beautiful animation movies challenging Pixar's, it definitely benefits the viewer the most. How to train your dragon - Highly Recommended.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 March 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

How to Train Your Dragon: An IMAX 3D Experience See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago Illinois, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$165,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$43,732,319, 28 March 2010

Gross USA:

$217,581,231

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$494,879,471
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2.35 : 1
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