How to Train your Dragon

How to Train your Dragon

DVD - 2010
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Hiccup is a Viking teenager who aspires to hunt dragons, but doesn't exactly fit in with his tribe's longstanding tradition of heroic dragon slayers. His world gets turned upside down when he encounters a dragon that challenges him and his fellow Vikings to see the world from an entirely different point of view.
Publisher: Glendale, CA :, DreamWorks Home Entertainment,, [2010]
Edition: Widescreen version.
Copyright Date: ©2010
ISBN: 9781415755464
Branch Call Number: DVD J FEATURE HOW
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Dolby digital 5.1
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Dec 24, 2019

My mother and my sister loved this movie!

Dec 19, 2019

TL/DR: The first movie was way better than the first book, but the book series as a whole was better than the movie/TV series. But I still love them both!

This movie was so good that it made me want to read the book series (and I'm a 20-something-adult!). The relationship between Hiccup and Toothless is real, the animation is beautiful, and the story entrancing. I appreciated the fact that they didn't Disney-fy the ending, even though some viewers could find it upsetting.

While the first movie was AMAZING, (and ten times the story found in the first book), the written series does a better job of keeping the characters at an age that is relatable for the audience the story was originally geared towards (though this child trapped in an adult's body does enjoy watching Hiccup and Astrid grow up). The written series (as well as the first movie) also has better villains and a more cohesive story arch.

Man, Dreamworks is a total mixed bag. On one hand, they can put out some pretty lackluster, derivitive movies that noone wants to watch. On the other hand, they produce gems like How To Train Your Dragon that make you seriously compare them to Disney as competition.

Jul 12, 2018

most epic movie of all I've seen. And great book but a little dreary.

Jun 27, 2018

i love the difference in animation quality between the first and second movies!!!

Mar 30, 2018

i LOVE the movie! and how to train your dragon 2 is also very awesome! I love all the books and have read them over and over! I even have mastered dragoneas! If you have too, leave a like so I know I'm not the only one! How To Train Your Dragon 3 is absolutely epic! Maybe not as epic as number two or one, but a great love story and amazing on explaining where the dragons all went! I recommend this movie to all! Because its amazing!!!

Jan 24, 2018

This movie is often asked for at our library location! Must love dragons.

Oct 29, 2017

i havn't watched this in a long time, but i remember it was a good and i really liked it. i only watched it on a laptop so i most likely did not get the full effect of the movie. i like toothless a lot too...

Sep 07, 2017

Toothless is so CUTE! I've watched this movie so many times I at one time had most of the lines memorized. HTTYD is on my top ten favorite movie list! Also T J Miller does Tuff Nut's voice. I have read about 10 minutes worth of one of the books, it was dreary. The awesome thing about this movie is it leaves a ton of story left to be told by Defenders and Riders of Berk, and Race to the Edge. Both all three of those series are awesome and hilarious, and if there are some Race to the Edge DVDs out there, I suggest the Library pick up some copies, they would be extremely popular. Personally like Skrills the most.

Mar 05, 2017

Now this movie is what you call, a masterpiece. How to Train Your Dragon is brimming with excitment, heart, and lots of gags. Hiccup is a really great main character, starting out as a complete loser, to slowly gaining populairity and freind throughout the movie. The relationship between him and Toothless is beutiful to watch. It was not just caring, but also funny with Toothless trying to draw, and forcing Hiccup to eat a raw fish he threw up. Stoik, the father of Hiccup and chief of the vikings, is also great to see on screen. All he wants is his son to be safe, but not really certain how to show it. It would have been nicer to see more of that, and not just seeing Hiccup bond with his dragon. This imporvement also follows with Hiccup's girlfriend Astrid, who went all goo goo eyes from him after she took one flight with him and Toothless by the end of the movie. It may sound crazy, but I think this movie would have done better as an episode series, taking its time seeing Hiccup gain the respect and friendship of his fellow peers, and earn Astrid's affection more better. But even with that, HTTYD is still worth it to watch. It burning with fun and joy for all. 4.5/5 stars
- @BooksRUs of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

A young boy named Hiccup aspires to be a dragon killer. As the name suggests, dragon killers fight dragons. During an invasion that occurs one day, Hiccup sets out by himself to go take down some dragons. He shoots something down from the sky, and later goes to look for it in the woods. He finds a rare dragon which he intends to kill. However, he has a change of heart and decides not to kill it. A close friendship blossoms between him and the dragon, which he names Toothless. Perhaps Hiccup can help the Vikings and dragons end their fighting and become friends like Toothless and himself.
- @JuiceboxZ of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

How to Train your Dragon is definitely one of my favourite movies. The story is centered around a teenager from the island of Berk named Hiccup, he aspires to join the rest of the vikings to fight against the dragons that continuously assault his village. However his father, Stoik the village leader, would not allow his small and weak son to hunt dragons with them. Regardless of his father's opinions, Hiccup uses his invention and manages to catch a Nightfury one night during the dragon's invasion. Hiccup successfully brought the dragon down but he couldn't bring himself to kill it. Instead he brings the Nightfury home and names him Toothless. How to Train your Dragon also has amazing animation, I would recommend you to give this movie a watch!
- @eto of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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Jun 25, 2019

HICCUP: (to toothless) Thank you for nothing you useless reptile!

Mar 31, 2018

HICCUP: (to toothless) I'm gonna kill you dragon, I'm going to cut out your heart and bring it to my father.

Feb 04, 2017

(Meatlug crashes into ground.) "I'm okay!" (Meatlug rolles over and lands on top of Fishlegs) "Less okay!"

Feb 04, 2017

"and" pretty much everyone says 'and' in the movie.

Feb 04, 2017

"READY THE SHIPS!!" - Stoick

Apr 21, 2015

"we'er vikings, it's an occupational hazzard " -hiccup

Jan 17, 2015

You love mythical creatures? You will like this movie:-)

Oct 12, 2014

"Chances of survival are dwindling into the single digits."
-Fishlegs, while in dragon training

Sep 10, 2014

Hiccup: "It's not the Dragon I'm Worried about."

Sep 10, 2014

Astrid: "Hiccup, we just found the Dragon's Nest. And you Want to keep it a secret? To Protect your Pet Dragon?"

Hiccup: "Yes"

Astrid: "Ok then."

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Dec 21, 2014

Violence: contains mild violence

Dec 11, 2013

Sexual Content: Correction, there is NOOOO sex. This is pg. There's a kiss and a crush, but it's VERY clean.

Violence: There are some action scenes where it may frighten younger audiences but not too many.

Captain_America May 04, 2011

Violence: There are some scary parts but not many.

Apr 03, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.


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Apr 03, 2011

A hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed.

Nov 10, 2010

Hiccup a young viking who is less than viking-like wants to fit in with the village so he sets out to hunt and capture the deadliest dragon known to man.

He later realizes that it's his difference that make him special and great.

Also, the dragons behave like cats. This resulted in feelings of disappointment toward my tiny, wingless cat. I know it's not her fault but it would be great if she just started flying or something.

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