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Year of Release: 2010
Director(s): Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders
Animation Studio: DreamWorks
Approx. Running Time: 98 minutes
Format(s): Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack
My Rating: 4 Stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
"A Thrilling Action-Adventure."
-Claudia Puig, USA Today
"Funny And Touching."
-Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
A winner with audiences and critics alike, DreamWorks Animation's How To Train Your Dragon rolls fire-breathing action, epic adventure and laughs into a captivating and original story. Hiccup is a young Viking who defies tradition when he befriends one of his deadliest foes - a ferocious dragon he calls Toothless. Together, the unlikely heroes must fight against all odds to save both their worlds in this "wonderful good0time hit!" (Gene Shalit, Today)
I'd been a bit skeptical about the quality of this one since I first saw the ads for it. DreamWorks can be very hit or miss with their animation, leaning a lot more on the miss side with many of their most recent offerings, so I opted to take a pass on this one when it was in the theaters.
Having seen it, I'm rather regretting that decision. The story is touching, the animation is beautiful and there's plenty of humor and action to keep my ever-shortening attention span from failing me.
Rated PG (MPAA)