- Rated: PG
- Run Time: 1 hours, 38 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: October 15, 2010
- Originally Released: 2010
- Label: Dreamworks Animated
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround - English, French, Spanish
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, Spanish
- Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Rolling Stone - 03/18/2010
3 stars out of 4 -- "[W]riter-directors Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois make funny, touching, sublime entertainment out of it."
Box Office - 03/11/2010
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..."
USA Today - 03/26/2010
"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..."
Los Angeles Times - 03/26/2010
"[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."
New York Times - 03/26/2010
"[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..."
Entertainment Weekly - 03/19/2010
"[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-
A.V. Club - 03/25/2010
"[A] visually rich, emotionally gripping, thoroughly irresistible adventure tale....[With] heartfelt storytelling and sumptuous images..." -- Grade: B+
Chicago Sun-Times - 03/24/2010
3 stars out of 4 -- "[I]t's bright, good-looking and has high energy."
Empire - 04/01/2010
4 stars out of 5 -- "[The film] takes off and soars....The bond that slowly develops is beautifully established."
Washington Post - 03/26/2010
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."
Hollywood Reporter - 03/11/2010
"The film's calling card is action....Indeed, the directors and their animation team really seem to perk up during these bravado sequences."
Sight and Sound - 05/01/2010
"[A] very handsome animated adventure in which our scrappy protagonist befriends the local dragons....The animation is often beautiful..."
Dreamworks Animation, the home of the Shrek and Ice Age films, hopes to continue its successful streak with this imaginative animated fantasy.
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