Sequel Announced for "How to Train Your Dragon" in 2013
DreamWorks Animation Fires Up the Big Screen in 3D With Sequel to
Critically Acclaimed 'How to Train Your Dragon' in 2013
All-Star Cast & Original Filmmakers Return for Sequel
GLENDALE, Calif., Oct. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DreamWorks
Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) today announced plans to bring the epic
action-adventure of Hiccup and his courageous Viking tribe as well as
Toothless and the other beloved dragon characters on the Island of Berk
back to the big screen in 3D with the sequel to How to Train Your Dragon
The second chapter to the critically acclaimed 2010 blockbuster, How to
Train Your Dragon – which has grossed nearly $500 million at the
worldwide box office – will again feature the all-star voice talents of
Jay Baruchel, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher
Mintz-Plasse, TJ Miller and Kristen Wiig.
The sequel is being made under the creative guidance of Dean DeBlois,
Chris Sanders, and Bonnie Arnold. It is written and directed by DeBlois
and produced by Arnold. Once again based on the book series by Cressida
Cowell, the sequel is executive produced by Sanders and DeBlois.
"Nothing could be more exciting for me than being charged with
carrying this story forward, into the unknown reaches of Hiccup and
Toothless' ever-expanding world," commented DeBlois. "Ambitions
are high with this epic next chapter, and together with an incredible team
of filmmakers, we plan to build upon How to Train Your Dragon's
originality, boldness and heart, in hopes of once again touching audiences
around the world."
"Dean, Chris and Bonnie each has a fiery passion for How to Train
Your Dragon that combined is serving as the driving force behind the very
bright future of DreamWorks Animation's newest franchise," said Bill
Damaschke, Co-President of Production for DreamWorks Animation.
"Having them on-board to lead the creative team and having our cast
return to tell the next exciting chapter is a dream come true for the
studio... and the first big revelation of our feature film line-up for
How to Train Your Dragon, the tale of a young Viking named Hiccup who
defies tradition and befriends a dragon, has impressed critics and
mesmerized audiences around the globe. Among the top ten films of 2010 and
one of the best-reviewed movies of the year, How to Train Your Dragon is
scheduled to be released on DVD and Blu-ray on October 15, 2010.
SOURCE DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.