How to Train Your Dragon

Release Date: March 26th, 2010

DVD Release Date: October 15th, 2010

PG |1 hr 38 min

Plot Summary

Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) is a Norse teenager from the island of Berk, where fighting dragons is a way of life. His progressive views and weird sense of humor make him a misfit, despite the fact that his father (Gerard Butler) is chief of the clan. Tossed into dragon-fighting school, he endeavors to prove himself as a true Viking, but when he befriends an injured dragon he names Toothless, he has the chance to plot a new course for his people's future.

Cast: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Craig Ferguson, Kristen Wiig, T.J. Miller

Director: Christopher Sanders , Dean DeBlois

Genres: Animated , Fantasy , Comedy , Children , Adventure

Production Co: DreamWorks Animation, Vertigo Entertainment

Distributors: Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks SKG

Keywords: Charming, Underdog, School, Transformation, Moving, Love interest, Quest, Friendship, Father

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    A 3D movie that will intrigue kids and adults alike but might play raggedly in both camps. show more

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Has two or three booming and intense action sequences that may leave the littlest audience members more quaking than charmed. But the notion of having a pet dragon - just like a pet whale, or a pet lion - is a scenario that should appeal to children of all ages. show more

  • 80
    Bob MondelloNPR

    What gives their story emotional heft has to do with a different kind of dimension: a depth of feeling surrounding the Black Stallion-style bonding of boy and beast. show more

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Nominated Best Animated Feature Film
Nominated Animated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Nominated Animated Feature Film
Nominated Original Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Nominated Music (Original Score)