How To Train Your Dragon

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Studio Foxvideo
SKU 216884683
UPC 097361196947
UPC 14 00097361196947
Format DVD
Release Date 10/21/2014
Rating Rating
Sales Rank 3406
Animated Characters
Animated Worlds
Family (General)
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Dreamworks Animation, the home of the Shrek and Ice Age films, hopes to continue its successful streak with this imaginative animated fantasy.
Rolling Stone 3 stars out of 4 -- "[W]riter-directors Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois make funny, touching, sublime entertainment out of it." 03/18/2010
Box Office 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "[A]n exciting, fun and sensationally entertaining movie for everyone, a thrilling action adventure fantasy that should slay the competition..." 03/11/2010
USA Today "It's a thrilling action-adventure saga with exhilarating 3-D animation, a clever comedy with witty dialogue, a coming-of-age tale with surprising depth and a sweetly poignant tale of friendship..." 03/26/2010
Los Angeles Times "[A] study in how nuance can actually complement the spectacle we've come to demand of 3-D animation....Mostly, like the mythical creatures at the heart of this tale, the movie soars." 03/26/2010
New York Times "[I]ts kinship with everything from FINDING NEMO to AVATAR puts it in reasonably good big-budget mass-entertainment company....[Featuring] tenderness, beauty and exhilaration..." 03/26/2010
Entertainment Weekly "[The film] has a kinetically dreamy, soaring-through-the-air effervescence....It's also the rare animated film that uses 3-D for its breathtaking spatial and emotional possibilities." -- Grade: A- 03/19/2010
A.V. Club "[A] visually rich, emotionally gripping, thoroughly irresistible adventure tale....[With] heartfelt storytelling and sumptuous images..." -- Grade: B 03/25/2010
Chicago Sun-Times 3 stars out of 4 -- "[I]t's bright, good-looking and has high energy." 03/24/2010
Empire 4 stars out of 5 -- "[The film] takes off and soars....The bond that slowly develops is beautifully established." 04/01/2010
Washington Post 3 stars out of 4 -- "HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON is a briskly paced computer-animated entertainment that uses the format to maximum effect, the way AVATAR does." 03/26/2010
Hollywood Reporter "The film's calling card is action....Indeed, the directors and their animation team really seem to perk up during these bravado sequences." 03/11/2010
Sight and Sound "[A] very handsome animated adventure in which our scrappy protagonist befriends the local dragons....The animation is often beautiful..." 05/01/2010
Dean DeBlois
Chris Sanders
Jay Baruchel
Gerard Butler
Craig Ferguson
America Ferrera
Cast & Crew
Jay Baruchel - Star
Gerard Butler - Star
Craig Ferguson - Star
America Ferrera - Star
Cressida Cowell - Source Writer
Dean DeBlois - Director
Chris Sanders - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2010
UPC 00097361196947
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 98 minutes
Color Color
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1
Golden Globe (2011) How To Train Your Dragon, Nominee, Best Animated Film
ReviewSource Entertainment Weekly
Review At times, How to Train Your Dragon is like a Harry Potter film with less clutter. It has winningly Potteresque teen-dragon-slayer classes, a queen-bee dragon as grand as Godzilla, and a layer of age-of-terror allegory about the ignorance bred by jingoism. The Night Fury, named Toothless, is a voracious yet inwardly serene beastie whose trust must be won, which Hiccup does by feeding him slimy fish, building him an artificial tail, and saddling him up. How to Train Your Dragon rouses you in conventional ways, but it's also the rare animated film that uses 3-D for its breathtaking spatial and emotional possibilities. When Hiccup and Toothless take to the sky, we're free of constraint, aware of the space on all sides. At moments like those, the movie makes you feel in every way miles high.
Reviewer Owen Gleiberman
ReviewRating 9
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
A.O. Scott, New York Times ...Tenderness, beauty and exhilaration are the movie's great strengths.
Claudia Puig, USA Today ...fires on all cylinders.
James Berardinelli, Reelviews Technically proficient and featuring a witty, intelligent, surprisingly insightful script...

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