Berk's Grapevine

New Dawn of the Dragon Riders Images

Check out these three new images from Dawn of the Dragon Riders that have shown up online today! It looks like that shot showing the transformation of Hiccup in the behind-the-scenes video was foreshadowing what we would see in this short!

From these photos, it looks like the characters are half-aged-up, somewhere between the first and second films. There is a very good chance that this is what the characters will look like in the third and fourth seasons of DreamWorks Dragons.

Dawn of the Dragon Racers will be released online with How to Train Your Dragon 2 on October 21!

Thanks haddockofberk and oneil5491!
  

187 comments:

  1. WHATTTTTTTTTT OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. I like the semi-aging concept, Hiccup looks good as usual. But I can't help but feel slightly disappointed at the budget for the short. If you look at the animation and texturing detail here it is of significantly lower quality than the other shorts, and more on par with Riders of Berk.

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  3. Like I said on the forum, I love the series and I'll probably love this short too but I expected it be like how Gift Of The Night Fury was.

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  4. Yes! I'm so excited for this! I pre-ordered for the 21st two days ago! So ready for this upcoming weekend Dragons Day! Bring on the Dragons...



    Love their outfits! Or, hopefully, I assume these will be their outfits! =D


    Also, these models look amazing. It sticks true to what I foresee their aging. Too bad we don't catch Fishlegs in this, though I can assume his model didn't change much. Who knows? The quality doesn't bother me as much, I blame the budget cuts. Which suck, but who can complain? I can't. At least we get two more seasons and this short. We're lucky. =) I'm not bothered by graphics as much, so I don't understand why some people would hate it. I've grown up with low graphics...But this is amazing. =3

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  5. Saviour of the DragonsOctober 18, 2014 at 3:24 PM

    Eep! Yay! You all saw it... Before me. :(
    Now I feel like an idiot for posting it on the Forumvine

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  6. Saviour of the DragonsOctober 18, 2014 at 3:32 PM

    Then again, it is possible that these aren't from the short and might actually be some leaked photos from the new seasons.

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  7. Ohhh, this looks promising. Will this be the final designs for the next season too or is it just the basic outline for the short only?

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  8. Saviour of the DragonsOctober 18, 2014 at 3:35 PM

    I hope so, I think...

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  9. It could just be the simple animation being practiced until the final animation will be put on, like the stock imagery we saw during Obama's tour at DW.

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  10. Saviour of the DragonsOctober 18, 2014 at 3:37 PM

    I have a theory

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  11. Saviour of the DragonsOctober 18, 2014 at 3:38 PM

    What if...

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  12. Saviour of the DragonsOctober 18, 2014 at 3:40 PM

    This is not from DOTDR but instead from Seasons 3 and 4

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  13. Saviour of the DragonsOctober 18, 2014 at 3:42 PM

    Q-A?

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  14. They are you find a Titan, I just know they will

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  15. Nah, they wouldnt render practice scenes and release them. This is the real deal, they couldnt make the animation as high quality due to low budgets. If you look closely, even Toothless' model is the same as the shows.


    this is also most likely how they'll look like in the next 2 seasons. You could say it's basically like a prequel to them.

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  16. Weird that they are wearing leather instead of fur. In both Legend of the boneknapper dragon and Gift of the night fury the teens wore fur. This might suggest this short was animated by the same team that makes the TV series. One of the creators of the series said early this year they were working on a HTTYD project other than the TV show, this could be it.

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  17. Uhh... These look nice but I'm still disappointed. I was hoping that the short was going to be as well animated as Gift of the Night Fury or The Legend of the Bonkenapper Dragon... But meh... I guess this is fine.

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  18. @Saviour of the Dragons that could be true, and interesting. Hmmm...we'll just have to wait and see. xD Which makes me more excited. But then again, they'd probably still be wearing the same outfits or something even in the short as they are above...

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  19. Saviour of the DragonsOctober 18, 2014 at 4:39 PM

    You have the short? I want it!!! Gimme!

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  20. Same! I do feel bad for saying it, but they don't have enough moments like that between the two of them.

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  21. Saviour of the DragonsOctober 18, 2014 at 5:41 PM

    I want him to be crushed by a tree and Toothless to get it off, drag him to a cave and like cares for him

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  22. HOLD ON!!! He has TWO braids! He's only supposed to have 1 because this takes place before the second movie. Astrid put the second one in during the second movie.

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  23. VelocityTheSpeedStingerOctober 18, 2014 at 6:44 PM

    The animation quality looks exactly like that of RoB/DoB, especially on Toothless and Hiccup. The twins look more well-done imo. Other than that, I'm hyped to see the short!

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  24. Oh my gosh, hiccup looks so cute and astrid looks more beautifulšŸ˜

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  25. Saviour of the DragonsOctober 18, 2014 at 6:55 PM

    Still adorkable as ever, Hiccup

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  26. I'm surprised (from all the crashes) he has skin left, so I'm happy to see advanced armour on him. xD I kind of want this too, but kids will be watching this most likely so they probably, even if they do, won't make it severe or anything.

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  27. Have gym on Tuesday when this comes out, but it'll be so worth three laps of running and asthma attacks to see this. [I get bad asthma in cold weather, it's not that bad in the summer...]

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  28. Yeah, exactly :/ Fur's hard to animate and it unfortunately seems like this IS animated by the same studio as the series

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  29. Nah, sadly no. They wouldnt render and release practice or test scenes (Unless its some sort of behind the scenes). This is the real deal and finished result :/ Due to budget costs, it seems like this short is made by the same studio that makes the TV series, which explains why the quality is a LOT lower. This may also be a prequel of sorts to season 3, so you can expect this to be how the characters will look like in the show

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  30. I personally think they could've done WAY better with Hiccup's clothing XD Idk, he looks too blocky, and those straps and shoulder pads (Or whatever they're called :P ) Dont seem...THAT necessary xD I mean, in the movie, you can tell that under his armor, he's basically just wearing that green long sleeved shirt, and a vest with the same scale pattern and whatnot. If they'd left his just with that, it would've been good enough. Or even just with his green shirt alone! :P Idk, the way they made him just looks weird XD Unless that vest and shoulder pads are some sort of early armor he wears sometimes only.

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  31. They look tv series like. I don't mind but make the dragons actually have their personalities from the 2nd movie, and not just bleak and boring.

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  32. Saviour of the DragonsOctober 18, 2014 at 7:44 PM

    At least something that requires bandages or a crutch. Something!!!

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  33. OkaaaayyyYYY, I'm going insane. I need this. Like. Now. I want this short. I NEED ETTT! I wish I could fast sleep like in Skryim and skip to the 21st xD

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  34. Yes! Agreed. Just not gore/blood. Because then the show will terrify children. My lil' cousin loves to watch the show with me.

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  35. Saviour of the DragonsOctober 18, 2014 at 7:47 PM

    I have an idea,

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  36. Saviour of the DragonsOctober 18, 2014 at 7:47 PM

    Down below

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  37. Saviour of the DragonsOctober 18, 2014 at 7:48 PM

    Why not start the episode with Hiccup just sitting in bed with a cast on his leg. Simple enough?

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  38. Saviour of the DragonsOctober 18, 2014 at 7:50 PM

    Yeah, so Why not start the episode with Hiccup just sitting in bed with a cast on his leg. Simple enough? And no gore

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  39. xD Poor Hiccup. Ugh, having no foot and a broken leg? That would be a pain in the butt.

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  40. Is it just me or does Snotlout's belt in the second picture have a mustache? What is that black line?

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  41. Saviour of the DragonsOctober 18, 2014 at 8:16 PM

    But Astrid would be there for him, and it could grow their relationship. Think of her pulling a blanket over him and feeding him soup while he's laying in bed. AWWWWWWWW!!!

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  42. You just gave me Hicstrid feels. That is adorable! =D Especially since Astrid isn't usually that kind of person, it would just show their growing relationship. =3


    I had a weird dream one night a few months ago after watching Vikings; it's about the plague [pneumonia] taking on Berk, and Hiccup, along with a lot of other Berkians; gets it, and Astrid just cares for him...


    Weird. But...yea...I'm a weirdo so that doesn't surprise me.

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  43. Saviour of the DragonsOctober 18, 2014 at 8:41 PM

    Astrid: Hiccup?
    Hiccup: *weakly sits up*
    Astrid: Just lay down. I brought you some soup.
    Hiccup: That's... Out of character.
    Astrid: *punches Hiccup's shoulder*

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  44. Saviour of the DragonsOctober 18, 2014 at 8:43 PM

    This isn't a role play, just an example of how I see it

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  45. xD That's exactly how I can imagine it going as well.


    Gotta love those two. Their relationship is awesome. If only real relationships could be like that. xD

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  46. Saviour of the DragonsOctober 18, 2014 at 8:46 PM

    Hiccup: Ow!
    Astrid: That's for breaking your leg, numbskull. *kisses him*

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  47. You should write a fic for this kind of thing. :3

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  48. The Whisperer of DeathOctober 18, 2014 at 9:14 PM

    I want to see that episode!!

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  49. The Whisperer of DeathOctober 18, 2014 at 9:16 PM

    NOOO!!!
    I thought there would be good animation! Not the TV series animation!!
    WHY?!?!

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  50. Maybe it actually is for the TV series, and not the short. You never know, besides it could also just be a draft. Either way, I think the story should be more important than the animation.

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  51. Saviour of the DragonsOctober 18, 2014 at 9:31 PM

    True

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  52. Saviour of the DragonsOctober 18, 2014 at 9:32 PM

    Like if you want Hiccup to be injured during seasons 3 and or 4 once

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  53. I think this is actually for the TV Series and not the short.

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  54. I don't think these images are from the short, but the upcoming series.

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  55. Chloe the VictoriousOctober 18, 2014 at 10:16 PM

    omg
    ssssssssssssssssssssooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo excited

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  56. *crys and squels like a baby*

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  57. Si do i! I wanna see that episode too!

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  58. That does look like a moustache. Weird.

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  59. Ooooooooooor, noticing the background in the shot with Astrid and Hiccup you can clearly see it's the Dragon Academy and since Dean said that the show and films aren't entirely cannon (sort of) this could actually be a screenshot for the show's new season coming up in 2015. It's reminiscent of the tv show, yes?

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  60. Chloe the VictoriousOctober 19, 2014 at 1:49 AM

    you should

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  61. Chloe the VictoriousOctober 19, 2014 at 1:49 AM

    poor hiccup

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  62. Saviour of the DragonsOctober 19, 2014 at 1:53 AM

    But it's cute

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  63. Saviour of the DragonsOctober 19, 2014 at 1:53 AM

    Chloe?

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  64. Chloe the VictoriousOctober 19, 2014 at 1:54 AM

    i'm on school of dragons its my name

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  65. Saviour of the DragonsOctober 19, 2014 at 1:55 AM

    You have Facebook?

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  66. Saviour of the DragonsOctober 19, 2014 at 1:57 AM

    Oh, I wanted to RP

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  67. Saviour of the DragonsOctober 19, 2014 at 1:57 AM

    And we can't do it on BG

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  68. Chloe the VictoriousOctober 19, 2014 at 1:58 AM

    neither twitter or instagram ,kik but i have tumbler

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  69. Saviour of the DragonsOctober 19, 2014 at 1:59 AM

    Ok, I don't think I have that. Too bad. I wanted to RP

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  70. Chloe the VictoriousOctober 19, 2014 at 1:59 AM

    do you have SoD

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  71. Saviour of the DragonsOctober 19, 2014 at 2:00 AM

    Nope. Hold on, what's your Tumblr?

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  72. Perfect! All we need to do is tell one of the producers!
    And then again its a bit of a mean idea *giggles*

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  73. Poor Hiccup! Thats a bummer!

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  74. Lolololololololoolololololololxooooooooooollllllllllll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Lol!

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  75. It's the short. Trust me.
    It was produced by the same team who makes the TV series so it's nothing like GotNF quality I'm afraid.

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  76. But WHY? WHY isn't it like Gift, Legend or Book? We will have over 50 new series episodes, I really expected more from this short! I'm very, very dissappointed :(

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  77. Ziggerastica's KalevalaOctober 19, 2014 at 7:46 AM

    "Could it be? St-Stills?"
    "Should we know this place?"
    "No. You were yet to be stocked, but a fan never stops waiting."
    [{:<,i7s}
    "Come."

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  78. Ziggerastica's KalevalaOctober 19, 2014 at 7:50 AM

    The black line is a painted underside to the protruding top half of Snotlout's belt buckle. It's just that there's a face on the belt buckle.

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  79. Ziggerastica's KalevalaOctober 19, 2014 at 8:00 AM

    I think air gets colder in a runner's lungs, to the point where one side of the diaphragm contracts in pain. I've commented a week ago about how a dragon would have to be immune to that effect to be the amazing, powerful fire-breather we know. I'm still trying to figure out if there's a certain gait to avoid the pain (there's one for endurance, sure), but so far the painless laps keep happening by chance. I don't run normal-gaited, so I can't say they worked "cause I stopped thinking. Plus my nose freezes easily, so I can't depend on breathing that way.

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  80. Ziggerastica's KalevalaOctober 19, 2014 at 8:05 AM

    Yeah, something like the stakes in "The Night and the Fury," but moved later into the season so that full-scale war could be achieved immediately instead of being built up to the beginning. An injury from an opponent's dragon or weapon, no lightning. Could that be it?

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  81. Toothless the Dragon KingOctober 19, 2014 at 9:10 AM

    oh Come ON is it before or After HTTYD2

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  82. This short has aired, I believe. Tumblr has GIF sets of Astrid and Hiccup flying and the Teens putting on war/race paint. If you've seen this already, please keep in mind not to spoil for us who haven't seen it. I believe the U.S is getting it online on Tuesday...but yea..still...


    KEEP COMMENTS SPOILER CLEAN!

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  83. Ok after reading the comments it's good to know I'm not the only one wondering why the quality is more like the TV show and not like GotNF. I am really hoping that these are actually pics from the tv series because I really wanted this short to be in good quality just like GotNF was.

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  84. But then knowing Snotlout, he might have meant it to look like a moustache.

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  85. Ziggerastica's KalevalaOctober 19, 2014 at 3:22 PM

    The issue is realistic exposure vs. rendering time, which results in grayed color but rich blacks (blacks are usually difficult in CGI unless you're opting for an underwhelming background render). Somehow, they managed to attempt that on a weekly show, but to do that certain details were removed. Now, though it's grayer with less vivid-ity, the expressions are also less stellar. But even so, it's the lack of hair that bothers me most. I keep looking at the vests thinking "They couldn't just add tiny bits of hair texture? It doesn't have to be long hair; it just needs to have small filaments make slight movements and ruffling."

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  86. Ziggerastica's KalevalaOctober 19, 2014 at 3:24 PM

    He must have thought he was missing out on what the twins had: Double Smugging!

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  87. Actually it IS from Dawn of the Dragon Racers. The short has been leaked online and you can download it from some random russian website. Tumblr is full of pictures and gifs of it.


    I have to say... I'm a bit disappointed. First of all, I don't like the animation quality of the short. I was expecting something else..

    And second, it makes me sad that so many people are downloading it. Like.. it will be released in TWO DAYS. Is it impossible to wait TWO freaking DAYS? This fandom is a bit TOO crazy sometimes... If you love Dreamworks, please buy the short.

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  88. I defiantly agree with you. The quality resembles the cartoon more than the film. I'm super excited!

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  89. Hmm...I'm not sure if these are from the short. Wait, I just thought of something...Could the short actually be a preview of the next season? I remember they gave us the first episode before the series actually began. Since the series is no longer going to be on TV, I wonder if this is their way of showing the preview.

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  90. The short was leaked on a Russian torrent'ing site.

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  91. That doesn't make any sense though, Gift of the Night Fury, Legend of the Boneknapper and Book of Dragons were made with the same animation quality as the movie, why is this short any different?

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  92. Any chance I could get the link, assuming that the short itself isn't in Russian.

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  93. The short comes with both Russian dub+sub and English dub+sub. Sorry! I can't share here, it's against the rules but it's on the internet. You just gotta find it heh!

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  94. Mmm seems hard to find... can't get to it anyway.... argh this is so frustrating !

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  95. Can you at least tell me if you posted any of this on the forum?

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  96. I haven't mentioned anything on the forum yet. Tbh, I'd be afraid to too xD

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  97. ...smugging?

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  98. Saviour of the DragonsOctober 19, 2014 at 6:38 PM

    MISSUNY!!M

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  99. Why, I thought the point of the forum was to allow spoilers.

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  100. Because DW is lazy. And also most likely due yo the fact that they are in dept.

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  101. Saviour of the DragonsOctober 19, 2014 at 8:10 PM

    If it's the tv show, wow. I mean, look at the hair. It's like movie quality. It looks different from the old RoB hair that was all like one chunk. I think the neck up is very movie like

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  102. Agreed. Even if it's for the short you can tell they improved with detail, if just a little. At least you don't complain a lot like others...

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  103. Ziggerastica's KalevalaOctober 19, 2014 at 8:34 PM

    It looks fuzzy and under-rendered, but yeah, It's improved still. Judging from the twins.

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  104. wait the timer for the dvd release says its tomorrow whats with that

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  105. Ziggerastica's KalevalaOctober 19, 2014 at 8:35 PM

    They have windmills by this point. I hoped they would show the creation of them in the show.

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  106. am i the only one that thinks they look younger

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  107. Ziggerastica's KalevalaOctober 19, 2014 at 8:40 PM

    (snickering) Just look at their (the twins) character design! Every frame with them feels like a smug shot. Their voices, and smiles, the fact that their trouble-makers. Top that with insanity and messy hair and voila! twin-see-do mweh-heh!

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  108. You can talk about spoilers on the forum but you can't disclose links to them. They're illegal etc.

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  109. Judge a film by the story and not the animation.

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  110. I'm not as excited for Dawn of the Dragon Racers if it is going to be bad quality though :/

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  111. The Whisperer of DeathOctober 20, 2014 at 4:16 AM

    Why couldn't they put detail on this short!!
    Like they did with others!
    I swear DreamWorks is getting more and more lazy.

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  112. Budget cuts, and this isn't so much of a short. It's an episode to begin off the new seasons. Also, DreamWorks is working on Dragons 3. They handed this off to their television producers. People are being selfish, you should be happy with the quality because at least we're getting it! Seriously people. This talk about the detail is driving me insane, everyone is acting spoiled. What we say in the preschool is "You get what you get and you don't throw a fit."

    Also, they improved on it. You can see little details and all. :) So just be happy. You should be paying attention to the storyline, not the detail! Yes, if this detail was in the movies, I'd be mad. But this isn't the movie.

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  113. Looking forward to this short movie :) I found these screenshots :) But what I don't understand is why there is pictures of young Hiccup and Astrid.....

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  114. Looking forward to this short movie :) I found these screenshots :) But what I don't understand is why there is pictures of young Hiccup and Astrid....

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  115. This is a question for those who have already seen DOTDR. PLEASE NO SPOILERS but did you enjoy the short,like was it actually good or disappointing?

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  116. To what??? To the short comes???

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  117. Awesome :) Where will it come???

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  118. Awesome :) Where will it come???

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  119. Awesome :) Where do it come?

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  120. It's going to be digitally released tommorrow on iTunes.

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  121. I hate to be that person, but after the short has been out for a few weeks in America could someone post the whole thing on here or Youtube. I can't get the DVD until Christmas but I can't wait that long to see DOTDR :(

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  122. I found the torrent too! Just use Google to search, it's easy actually! :D

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  123. Toothless the Dragon KingOctober 20, 2014 at 3:22 PM

    Astrid's Arm is Broken. HHhHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA

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  124. Ziggerastica's KalevalaOctober 20, 2014 at 3:22 PM

    Change of outfits and hair, or they could be from the show. Either way, who things the man on picture 2 could be Mr. Ingerman (Fishlegs'), Mr. Thorson (Ruff and Tuff's), or... Silent Sven? I've been wanting to see the other parents cameo forever. I mean what does a father of Ruffnut and Tuffnut look like compared to the insane appearance of his children? They had to get their smug faces from somewhere.

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  125. Toothless the Dragon KingOctober 20, 2014 at 3:23 PM

    What's the time Kalevala?

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  126. Ziggerastica's KalevalaOctober 20, 2014 at 3:25 PM

    almost 3:23 PM

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  127. Toothless the Dragon KingOctober 20, 2014 at 3:26 PM

    oooh its 10:30 Pm here

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  128. Ziggerastica's KalevalaOctober 20, 2014 at 3:41 PM

    Yeah, mornings can't be free then. Eastern.
    if I was in an earlier time zone, I'd have to leave the country, which is unaffordable and off any visa qualifications I plan on getting years later. But I still have time to decide on college and things. I heard most college freshman change their majors in the following year, which relieves me because there are so many factions I might be interested in for the creative fields alone.

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  129. Ziggerastica's KalevalaOctober 20, 2014 at 3:48 PM

    Viking Burlap Cast made from hatchets but very little honey. Only the toughest hides of Vikings can withstand the itch! Alright Astrid. Show them you're withstanding against the burlap.....(one meeting in the mead hall later)..."Get this scratch-cast off me! What about Tuffnut, who milked Fireworms a year ago?"

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  130. Ziggerastica's KalevalaOctober 20, 2014 at 3:56 PM

    What I will say is the lighting has always been one of the show's strong points.

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  131. I'm going to be so busy tomorrow; gym, babysitting, Zumba and my stepfather is finally coming home after his two month coma and four month therapy. So I can't afford to watch it tomorrow, and I doubt it'll work. Pre-ordering stuff online, or just buying stuff in general, for me, is a terrible experiance.


    So I'm watching it in good quality on Google somewhere, and I'd like to say, so far (5 minutes in) it's fantastic! They really did improve animation from the TV series, it's perfect. :D

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  132. Ziggerastica's KalevalaOctober 20, 2014 at 4:04 PM

    Same here. I've never pre-ordered before, and I don't think I'd want to. It might show up later on something like anime4fun or gogoanime if it's from the show. Congrats to your stepfather's return to consciousness and your reunion.

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  133. It's terrible ordering stuff online. I ordered on iTunes, and my iTunes account is not accessible since I restarted my device, no matter how many times I tried to log on. I ordered again somewhere else, but I doubt it'll work this time either! >:(


    I feel terrible for watching it early, though. ;-; But I guess it's only one more day...and if my stepfather wants to watch it (he loves Dragons) we can go online, or hopefully, watch it on the pre-order in beautiful quality.


    Thank you! ^_^

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  134. Toothless the Dragon KingOctober 20, 2014 at 4:11 PM

    7 hrs..

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  135. Ziggerastica's KalevalaOctober 20, 2014 at 4:18 PM

    Your welcome.
    I don't have an app-phone, so I can't really use iTunes. With spacing and payment methods of online purchases, I never really trusted the online shops. I also think I have this fulcrum of where I stop waiting. I kind of stop anticipating when the arrival is near because I know I won't get to see the premiere or add more movies to my collection unless its cheap or a holiday. Good thing they're relatively close, what with the Holiday season marking the DVD release. But without a working Blu-Ray and the way DVDs are being dumbed down nowadays, I'll always have to worry that I'll get the DVD version and miss out on all the features on Blu-Ray exclusive. Picture quality wouldn't be an issue, but I have to see this bonus stuff! So it's great that your parents are fans too.

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  136. Ziggerastica's KalevalaOctober 20, 2014 at 4:23 PM

    Ah, the clock on the Eastern Hemisphere! I thought the time would be different by time zone, but, they could be setting us up as the fanbase, in a time zone of our own in our own little universe of HTTYD. If that's the case, 7:39 hours to midnight on Berk!

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  137. Toothless the Dragon KingOctober 20, 2014 at 4:24 PM

    haha
    do u still have problem with unity?

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  138. Ziggerastica's KalevalaOctober 20, 2014 at 4:26 PM

    I still can't get the program to initialize installment. It just opens a blank window for 8 hours.

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  139. There's something I don't get, I can't find the short on dvd/blue-ray to preorder in my country... :(

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  140. Arghh it was on Youtube less than an hour ago and it's already gone !!!! How can it be ?

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  141. Ziggerastica's KalevalaOctober 20, 2014 at 4:33 PM

    It could be on double disc. But this isn't the first time. The first film had a deluxe dragon collector's edition that no site except the Blu-ray forum knew existed. IT could be they blocked online sales of the edition in your country. It also seems there's misorders so they just show one edition on the point of sale to represent the wider selection. If that is the entire selection, well, it would have to show up at some point, perhaps in a clearance isle as a not-so-separate disc. I'm hoping they do something similar for Gift of the Night Fury because I can't find it in stores.

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  142. Ziggerastica's KalevalaOctober 20, 2014 at 4:34 PM

    blocked by officials who decided it was 7 hours to early on their watches.

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  143. Yeah... I know... It's just proves how hard it is to wait for real good stuff !
    So where we can find it online tomorrow ?

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  144. Thanks for the explanation. And same here for GoTNF, I never found it on DVD.... not fair !! :)
    They'll probably make another edition later with the short attached, they did that with Boneknapper. Or release it alone too.

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  145. The short is all over the Internet already. I will buy it later, even though I already saw it, because Dreamworks deserves my money.
    (The short is not that great actually. I don't like the story... It's NOTHING like GotNF. It's more like a series episode and nothing else.)

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  146. Can I see it on YouTube?

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  147. I don't know why people are complaining about the animation. DreamWorks Dragons has the best CG animation in a TV series compared to others. The animation reminds me of Skyward Sward.:)

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  148. Ziggerastica's KalevalaOctober 20, 2014 at 5:40 PM

    I don't know about tomorrow, of course. I actually got into dragons 2 years late, so there was plenty of videos available. Like time travel. some sites might wait till Friday to upload new content. Who knows? I'm hoping it shows up on gogoanime, pollystreaming, watchcartoononline, or any other show collecting site. But that will only happen if it's confirmed to be the season premiere episode of the series...and if this particular episode isn't an "exclusive." ...(deanpan): Okay, you can just let me drown now.

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  149. Ziggerastica's KalevalaOctober 20, 2014 at 5:43 PM

    6 hours and 21 minutes to go. This agony awaits... for most of you. I'll wait.

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  150. It was quite bad... Like a very normal series episode and nothing else. I'm disappointed.

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  151. Saviour of the DragonsOctober 20, 2014 at 7:00 PM

    4 hrs 59 minutes

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  152. The good news is I found the short, the bad news is I can't speak Russian

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  153. The good news is I found it, the bad news is I can't find anything in English.

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  154. if i did that the first 2 seasons would be considered crap. Most of the stories were boring and way to predictable.

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  155. While I strongly disagree with you about the series being boring, I remember a film called Alpha and Omega, pretty much everyone agreed that the animation quality was far from decent, but it was popular enough for the studio to release so many DVD sequels that I'm surprised they didn't bother turning it into a TV Series instead.

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  156. I think this short serves as a kind of opening for the TV series, meaning that's what they're going to look like and that's where they're going to start off. If they turned it into a short it might be to kick it off, so the audience has a good idea of what to expect. Think of it, if it comes out with the DVD people got excited, meaning more publicity for the upcoming series. I don't know much about marketing, so I could be wrong, but I don't think animation quality should be so big of a concern that you should call the company lazy. A movie called Alpha and Omega was often criticized for its animation but it was popular enough to make three short sequels with another one on the way.

    Besides, from what I heard the company is in debt.

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  157. There are worse injuries, Hiccup lost a leg.

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  158. Hiccup has the thinnest thighs I have EVER seen in my entire life

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  159. I still think that quality isn't that bad. I can see Hiccup's scar still.

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  160. Don't forget the Aussies. We're still here y'know.

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  161. http://httyd.uk.to/Movies/Shorts/Dawn%20of%20the%20Dragon%20Racers%20%282014%29.mp4



    There ya go (:

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  162. Wow! These look neat! I can't wait to see this one. So I guess it's gonna be a prequel to HTTYD2 then? Could it be possible the next season will be before the second movie as well?

    And I must say it does kinda look like the series' animation style. If the series crew is the one who worked this one... does that mean some of the original cast like Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, Craig Ferguson and Gerard Butler don't involved? If they don't, it's kinda shame though...


    Nevertheless, can't wait what's this one is all about, I'm expecting an epic dragon racing competition! :D

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  163. RealHousewifeofBerkOctober 23, 2014 at 7:49 AM

    Third season is set before HTTYD2. :-)

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  164. We don't get it until November 11th :(

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  165. really?!? wait........so.......that means that...that Stoick is still alive and with them?!? right? >o<

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  166. Saviour of the DragonsOctober 23, 2014 at 9:23 PM

    Who knows of Savage Opress

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  167. Happy dragons day everybody!! I am ready for seasons 3 and 4 of Dragons on Cartoon Network!!

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  168. I rather wait till this short is on Netflix Instant Watch

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  169. Haha wow
    Astrid back in that dress

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  170. i found this really cool pic

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  171. Chloe the VictoriousApril 16, 2015 at 5:17 AM

    its my name
    so do you have SoD (School of Dragons)?

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