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Later Release Date for Dragons 3


We've heard rumors about this for a while, but now it's finally official: the release date for How to Train Your Dragon 3 has been pushed back one year, from June 17, 2016 to June 9, 2017.

There is some speculation that Finding Dory's June 17 release may have been the reason. It's possible that this influenced DreamWorks' decision. However, the date change appears to mostly be because Dragons 3 is a bit behind schedule. As of Dragons 2, neither the story nor voice work was complete, as was planned.

Ending a trilogy is hard, so this makes sense. It just means that when the film comes out three years from now, we can expect something pretty amazing.

Thanks Molly and janinka11!

52 Dragon Episodes Expected! (UPDATE)


We heard previously that there would be two new seasons of the TV series coming out on Netflix, starting in Spring 2015. Recently, The Animation Guild's blog learned that there will be new episodes 58, which is quite a lot more than the 40 episodes of the previous two seasons!

UPDATE: There will be 52 episodes with 26 per season, not 58 as the article mentioned.

How to Train Your Dragon 3 is also in early development, but no news about that yet.

Thanks, Hiccupfriend!

Dragon Compilation Post


Hello again! Long time, no dragons! Despite the lack of dragon news, there are still some cool things coming up on this site, as well as the dragon world in general. Here's an update on what we know will happen in the near future.

Dawn of the Dragon Racers

How to Train Your Dragon 2 is coming out on DVD and Blu-ray on November 11, 2014 (Including a 3D Blu-ray version!). Also included is a mysterious short called Dawn of the Dragon Racers. So far, we have heard very little about it, other than a cover released just recently:



If you look closely, you can see that Hiccup's left foot will grow back for this short! This is not the first hint at the foot regrowth plot point in dragon promotional images. Although it looks like Hiccup will have to redesign his saddle, because Toothless' prosthetic tail fin is still there.

How to Train Your Dragon 2

It's been two months since How to Train Your Dragon 2 was released, and it's not doing too badly! Currently, Dragons 2 is only $4 million behind Dragons 1, which made $495 worldwide! (No thanks to U.S. fans, who accounted for only a third of the worldwide gross.)


Dragons 2  Movie Stills

A ton of How to Train Your Dragon 2 screenshots have been put online on Mtime, some of which are directly from the movit, perfect for collecting images while waiting for the DVD!


Dragonflopter


DreamWorks has trademarked many strange things over the past few years, and this is one of them. It's unclear how (or if) it's related to How to Train Your Dragon. All we know is that it's a mobile application. Thoughts, anyone?


Dragons Story App Review and Giveaway!


DreamWorks has recently released a new story app under DreamWorks Press! The iPhone app lets the reader join Hiccup and Toothless' adventures in new lands and introduces you to new dragons!

Want to try out the new app yourself? We are giving away two free copies of the app, one on Twitter and one on Tumblr (share both posts for two chances to win)! The two winners will be chosen on August 3 at 12 pm PT! Good luck! If you don't win, you can still download the app on the App Store for $4.99.


The app is kind of a mix between a game and physical picture book. It features a new (adorable) art style that is flatter and more stylized than the film, but still keeps a lot of the character's small details. There is also a 3D mini-game where the reader can play fetch with Toothless:


In the story, you start out floating underwater, holding what turns out to be a dragon egg with no memory of who you are. After reaching the surface, you meet Hiccup and Toothless, who decide to help you hatch the egg and figure out your past.


At the moment, only the first book is available in the app, with at least one other book planned. In the first book, Hiccup and Toothless accidentally give you a tour of Berk and introduce you to the other main characters: Astrid, Snotlout, Fishlegs, Ruffnut, and Tuffnut.


Although it's a bit difficult figuring out how to control the story (it gives you no indication of when to swipe to the next page, and there is no immediate feedback telling you if your swipe was successful), the story is fun to read through.



It's an clearly designed with younger players in mind, but the story and art are entertaining for older dragon fans as well. It's also very nicely combines the TV show world with the film world, with references to Dagur, and briefly, Bucket. (It's good to know that they will still be alive by the second film.)


This is definitely an app you should add to your dragon app collection! It will be fun to see where they go with the rest of the story. Hopefully, this story will end up developing in parallel with the TV show world and the movie world in the future.

Listen to the Entire Soundtrack Online


Relativity Music Group has posted the entire How to Train Your Dragon 2 soundtrack on Soundcloud as one giant playlist! Until now, only a few cues were available from them online. And if you haven't already bought the CD yet, you can buy it from them here.

Thanks, Toothless!