How to Train Your Dragon (film)

How to Train Your Dragon is a 2010 computer-animated fantasy film by DreamWorks Animation very loosely based on the 2003 book of the same title. It bares little resemblance to the novel it's based on. The film stars the voice talents of Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, T.J. Miller, Kristen Wiig, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse.

The movie is the first to use the new DreamWorks Animation logo.

The story takes place in a mythical Viking world where a young Viking teenager named "Hiccup" aspires to kill a dragon in order to get notice in a viking society. He finally shoots down a dragon, capturing it with a bolas cannon, though no one sees his feat nor believes him. But even with his chance at finally proving himself, he finds that he no longer has the desire to kill the dragon he captured and with time, befriends it. The film was released March 26, 2010,to near universal acclaim, but with a relatively disappointing premiere box office gross. However, the subsequent enthusiastic audience word of mouth created an outstanding sustained run that led to the film being reassessed as a major success and the start of a new media franchise for its studio.


• Jay Baruchel as Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, the protagonist of the movie. Hiccup is going to become a Viking warrior his own way. Unfortunately, in the crude world of the Vikings, Hiccup's sophisticated observations and wry humor make him an outsider. In the beginning of the film, he is a Outcast and always made fun of for his ways, but in the end, he becomes the hero and everyone grows to respect him for being him.

• Gerard Butler as Stoick the Vast: Stoick is the chieftain of the Viking tribe and Hiccup's father. He does not understand his son. Hoping to bring out the man in him, Stoick sends Hiccup into dragon training. Upon learning of his son's friendship with a dragon, he rejects him, but has a profound change of heart in the climatic battle when he realizes Hiccup's wisdom and courage as well as Toothless' loyalty.

• Craig Ferguson as Gobber the Belch, the seasoned warrior appointed to drill the new recruits. Gobber dispenses advice, and is missing his right foot and his left hand. Usually, his advice is bad, but he truly cares for his students, as shown through acts like saving Hiccup during his training.