Related Links How to Train Your Dragon author shares importance of reading and creating Unlike 'How to Train Your Dragon 2,' most animated sequels are weak retreads 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' beaten at home in box-office battle, but soars internationally Herb Scribner Herb Scribner is a writer for DeseretNews.com. @HerbScribner [email protected] … [Read more...] about Here’s the new trailer for ‘How to Train Your Dragon 3’
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Hiccup, Astrid and Toothless the Night Fury are back for DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, the epic conclusion of the HTTYD trilogy. The final film will hit theaters next March, and the first How to Train Your Dragon 3 trailer has finally been released. It showcases more adventure, a budding romance for Toothless and Hiccup with a beard — and the cast is full of stars once again: Cate Blanchett as Valka, America Ferrera as Astrid, Kristen Wiig as Ruffnut, Kit Harington as Eret and Jonah Hill as Snotlout. "It's by far, the strongest of the stories," Jay Baruchel, who voices Hiccup, said last year on JoBlo Movie Show Podcast. "It's the movie that the series requires and deserves and it's the rightful third chapter or third act, I should say. I don't think anybody will be disappointed." "Now chief and ruler of Berk alongside Astrid, Hiccup has created a gloriously chaotic dragon utopia," the DreamWorks TV summary states. … [Read more...] about Watch the first official How to Train Your Dragon 3 trailer and see why fans are excited
Bryan Alexander USA TODAY Published 3:54 p.m. UTC Jun 5, 2018 Things are getting hot in the dragon world. Toothless the Night Fury has found his soulmate in How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. The alpha dragon from DreamWorks' animated franchise discovers that he's not the only one of his species left alive in a key reveal from the third and final Dragon film (in theaters March 1, 2019). He discovers a stunning, fire-blasting female Light Fury. "She is very rare, very elusive and very wild," says Dean DeBlois, who has written and directed each film since 2010's Oscar-nominated How to Train Your Dragon. The final film will be a reckoning of sorts for the central duo, the silent Toothless and his human friend Hiccup (voiced by Jay Baruchel), the cornerstones of an unlikely utopia where dragons and Vikings, once enemies, exist in harmony together. On one level, it's the emotionally clumsy Hiccup who has … [Read more...] about Toothless is in love! New photos from ‘How to Train Your Dragon 3’
NEW YORK - The DreamWorks sequel "How to Train Your Dragon 2" topped the 42nd Annie Awards, taking Best Animated Feature at the annual honors for animation. In the Saturday night ceremony hosted at the Royce Hall on the UCLA campus in Los Angeles, "How to Train Your Dragon 2" won five awards in all. It also took Best Director for Dean DeBlois, as well as prizes for feature character design, storyboarding and music. "Dragon" bested Disney's top contender, the superhero tale "Big Hero 6." But the Disney short film that preceded "Hero" in theaters, "Feast," won Best Short Subject. Warner Bros.' acclaimed but Oscar-snubbed "The Lego Movie" won the Annie for best feature writing. "How to Train Your Dragon 2" will head to the Feb. 22 Oscars as the best-animation favorite. In television categories, "The Simpsons" won for best general audience production. Amazon's "Tumble Leaf" picked up the award for preschool children's television, while Disney's "Gravity Falls" won for children's audience. … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Annie Awards pick “How to Train Your Dragon 2”
DreamWorks' 3-D flick has enough dazzling imagery and bold action to make even James Cameron swoon. It's set in a Viking village where the locals wage war against fire-breathing dragons and teen dweeb Hiccup (voiced by Jay Baruchel) struggles to live up to the expectations of his father, Viking chief Stoick the Vast (Gerard Butler). This is an exhilarating epic that mixes comedic and touching moments with some of the best action sequences ever created with CGI animation. Even 3-D naysayers might repeat what gal pal Astrid says after a ride on Hiccup's pet dragon: "OK, I admit it. This is pretty cool."(Rated PG.) Tom Horgen Movie showtimes Four guys take a ski trip to relive their '80s glory days, and wind up back in 1986. Cue a plethora of romantic entanglements with chicks in legwarmers, bar fights with clean-cut preps and mountains of cocaine. If you're into dude humor and dick jokes, "Hot Tub Time Machine" is a surprisingly enjoyable way to waste 90 minutes. It's crass, it's … [Read more...] about Movie Reviews: ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ and ‘Hot Tub Time Machine’
When is World Book Day 2017? This year, World Book Day is on Thursday March 2. What is World Book Day? An annual celebration of reading that takes place in over 100 countries worldwide, the event is organised UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Aimed predominantly at children, in the UK and Ireland World Book Day promotes the enjoyment of literature through book voucher giveaways – only, alas, to children – the publication of specially priced £1.00 books, and reading and author-based events and parties across the country. Where can my children get their book tokens and how long are they valid for? The £1.00 books tokens, which are usually given to children by their schools, are valid from Monday 27 to February Sunday March 26 2017. What are the £1.00 books? Each year, a number of titles, including some new works by favourite children's authors, are made available to … [Read more...] about When is World Book Day 2017, what are the £1 books and do my children really have to dress up?
Universal Studios Hollywood will transform its existing Shrek 4-D theater into a showcase for a series of short films based on DreamWorks animated movie franchises, starting with “Kung Fu Panda” in 2018. The new DreamWorks Theatre will host a variety of attractions from the animation studio, whose hits include “Madagascar,” “Penguins of Madagascar,” “How to Train Your Dragon” and “Trolls.” NBCUniversal acquired DreamWorks for $3.8 billion in 2016. The Shrek 4-D theater, which opened in 2003, features motion seats that tilt and vibrate with special effects that include air blasts, water misters and leg ticklers. Shrek 4-D attractions also operate at Universal Studios theme parks in Florida, Japan and Singapore. Universal Studios Hollywood will transform the Shrek 4-D exterior from a stone castle into a Golden Age of Hollywood theater. A movie marquee on the front of the theater will highlight the latest attraction. Inside, the … [Read more...] about So long Shrek, hello Kung Fu Panda. Universal Studios to turn 4-D theater into DreamWorks showcase
DreamWorks Animation’s luxurious Tuscany-style campus in Glendale has sold for $290 million to a partnership led by South Korean investors. The animation company, acquired last year by Comcast Corp.’s NBCUniversal for $3.8 billion, will continue to occupy the 15-acre property dotted with oaks, streams and a koi pond. The campus was built in 1997 as a showplace for the DreamWorks SKG entertainment empire launched by Hollywood luminaries Steven Spielberg, David Geffen and Jeffrey Katzenberg. The property at 1000 Flower St. has five buildings with a combined 460,000 square feet of space, including offices, a fitness center and a commissary. DreamWorks Animation is responsible for such movie franchises as “Shrek,” “Madagascar,” “How to Train Your Dragon” and “Kung Fu Panda.” It became a separate company in 2004 led by Katzenberg, but after experiencing several flops, the studio sold the campus in 2015 for $185 million and leased … [Read more...] about DreamWorks’ Glendale campus sold to South Korean investors for $290 million
As the anniversary calendar turns, here are our favorite quotes from Comic Riffs’ first seven years: CH-CH-CHANGES… “There is no barrier and no glass ceiling. I have role models who came before me, and feel like I’m in a position to lead by example. A young girl reading comics today does not have to wonder if there is a place for her in this industry!”— Best-selling graphic novelist RAINA TELGEMEIER (“Smile,” “Drama” and “Sisters”) “I just happen to be part of this new acceptance of American comics abroad, and nonfiction comics journalism in general. It used to be just [Joe] Sacco. … Now it feels like comics journalism is expected out of any big news event — from Japan to Occupy Wall Street to economic protests in Europe and turmoil in Africa. It’s no longer such a shock to see it.”— JOSH NEUFELD, comics journalist and author (“A.D.: New Orleans After the … [Read more...] about Here are our favorite quotes to celebrate the art and industry of comics
Playing trombone along with a dancing donkey, a roaring T. rex or a swashbuckling pirate? Often, that’s tougher than tackling the music of Mozart or Brahms. St. Louis Symphony Orchestra trombonist Jonathan Reycraft has worn a heart monitor while playing movie scores. His pulse has reached 160 beats per minute at some parts in the music. “It’s a workout,” he says. Now, he’s rehearsing selections from “Shrek,” “Kung Fu Panda,” “How to Train Your Dragon” and more for this weekend’s “DreamWorks Animation in Concert” shows. Reycraft, who has held the utility trombone position with the SLSO since the 2006-07 season, is a fan of the orchestra’s film-score concerts, which often accompany scenes from the movies played overhead on a big screen. The concerts have gained popularity among symphonies in the last decade, and the SLSO has played scores or highlights from films such as “Lord of the … [Read more...] about How to spike a trombone player’s pulse? Have him play a DreamWorks film score.