The DreamWorks animated movie ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ was a phenomenal hit. With a great storyline, lovable characters and amazing 3D sequences, the film grossed around $500 million worldwide! No doubt the credit for the movie’s success goes to the incredibly talented group of directors, producers, voice actors, artists, designers and consultants that worked on the set! DreamWorks invested in some of the most respected names in the industry, and the results reflect their skill.
With ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ scheduled for release in July 2014, everyone is eager to see how well the team recreates the magic of the first movie. If the teaser trailer is anything to go by, they’re certainly on the right track! Meanwhile, members of the production team have been speaking about the much-awaited sequel. Here are some of the things that we’ve heard from them.
‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ is Going to be Amazing
This seems to be the universal response regarding the movie. The voice actors that have been recording for ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ are incredibly confident about the movie’s success. Christopher Mintz-Plasse, best known for his role as Fogell or McLovin in the movie Superbad, plays the voice of Fishlegs in ‘How to Train Your Dragon’. When asked about the sequel, he was very positive about it – “It’s gonna be good. It’s gonna be really good.” Jay Baruchel, who plays the voice of Hiccup, was even more enthusiastic and also more descriptive. “We smoke the first one with number two”, he said in an interview. “It’s going to be pretty incredible in every way …. People will go buy tickets, see this movie, and be taken on a journey like they’ve never been on.” Hollywood celebrity Gerard Butler, who voices Stoick in the movie, was also quite taken with the way the movie is turning out. “I don’t want to give away too much of the movie, but I really love where they’re going with this one,” was what he had to say about How to Train Your Dragon 2.
‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ Has All the Right Elements
The team behind ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ worked hard to hit the right note with the audience. Taking over from a movie that was primarily targeted at kids, they made plenty of changes to put together a movie that all audiences could enjoy. Needless to say, they did a splendid job. According to Mintz-Plasse and Butler, ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ promises to connect with audiences in the same way. Christopher says that “..something really dark happens in it, it’s gonna hit that emotional point.” Gerard, too, refers to the mature content – “It’s wonderful and it’s breathtaking, and yet it’s dark and it’s scary. It has it all.” Jay Baruchel hinted at some spectacular action sequences as well. “The emotional content, the action sequences, it’s everything it’s supposed to be and then some. It’s really going to be a pretty incredible, beautiful flick.”
‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ Stands on Its Own Feet
From all that we’ve been hearing about ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’, it seems that the movie will be a huge hit in its own right. This is no movie that’s hoping to feed off the popularity of its prequel. Jay Baruchel echoed this sentiment when he said, “…it’s not a sequel; it’s a chapter two. Because there are eight books, so it’s not just finding crazy situations to put our characters in. It’s very much a second act of a three act thing.”
It’s great to see the enthusiasm that the voice actors have for the way ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ is shaping out. As loyal fans of the franchise, we can only hope that their sentiments prove well-founded in July 2014.