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. –IMDb
Dean DeBlois (born June 7, 1970) is a Canadian film director, screenwriter and animator. He is best known for co-writing and co-directing the Disney animated film Lilo & Stitch, and Dreamworks animated film How to Train Your Dragon and directing the Sigur Rós documentary/film Heima. His other credits include Mulan and the forthcoming The Banshee and Fin Magee, as well as the 1980s Canadian animated series The Raccoons.
DeBlois started his career at Hinton Animation Studios and worked as animator on The Raccoons and The Teddy Bears’ Picnic. He then joined Don Bluth’s Sullivan Bluth Studios in Ireland and worked on Thumbelina and A Troll in Central Park. He also co-wrote the movie Mulan for Disney. In 2003 he directed Lilo & Stitch with Chris Sanders. He also made his directing debut on Heima, and later shot Go Quiet for Jonsi. He is now at DreamWorks Animation, where… read more
Christopher Michael Sanders (born March 12, 1962) is an American animation director and illustrator best known for creating the Disney animated feature Lilo & Stitch and DreamWorks How to Train Your Dragon, and providing the voice of Experiment 626 from Lilo & Stitch. After leaving Walt Disney Animation Studios, Sanders went on to work for DreamWorks Animation, directing the highly acclaimed animated feature film How to Train Your Dragon. He is currently serving as co-director and co-writer on the upcoming feature, The Croods, along with Kirk DeMicco
A 1984 graduate of the California Institute of the Arts, Sanders began his career as a character designer for Muppet Babies. He also served as a storyboard artist, artistic director, production designer, and character designer on Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, and Mulan.
On December 16, 2006 several internet animation fan sites, including AnimatedNews.com, reported that Sanders had been removed as the director of… read more
Dreamworks has been going in a great direction with Kung Fu Panda and this. Maybe they've finally learned that pop culture references don't make a movie.
Les studios Dreamworks m’avaient rarement épatés en terme d’animation. Aussi bien Shrek et que Kung Fu Panda ne me laissent pas de souvenirs impérissables en dépit de qualités. Et puis il y a eu Dragons… read review
A good romp for kids and teens that is cleary not by Pixar. When it comes to visuals, “How to train your dragon” in excellent on a technical level, the hair and skin is brilliantly done and I must… read review
A lean, mean story – not a wasted moment and every moment is important. This is a fine movie well worth seeing in 2D; even more so in 3D because there is some very good animation that takes advantage… read review