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From the world of Vikings and Dragons. Follow along as DreamWorks shows How to Train Your Dragon in CG movies and a Cartoon Network series

Jumpstart Launches School of Dragons

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Educational kids’ games dev Jumpstart has recently launched a new multiplayer online game based on DreamWorks Animation’s hit How To Train Your Dragon property, titled School of Dragons. The game will be the first MMORPG to incorporate basic science education features in its gameplay.

The School of Dragons MMORPG will give young gamers the chance to interact, play, and learn with characters that they have come to know and love from the film, such as Hiccup and Toothless. The game has players training their own dragons in order to become Viking adventurers, via key concepts in the scientific method through activities based on earth, life, and physical sciences.

Teletoon to Premiere DreamWorks Dragons: Riders of Berk in Canada

Teletoon to Premiere DreamWorks Dragons: Riders of Berk in Canada

This coming November 3, Teletoon will be hosting the Canadian premiere of the new animated series DreamWorks Dragons: Rider of Berk with back to back episodes starting from 8p. As a lead-in to the premiere, the channel will be airing DreamWorks Animation’s CG animated movie How To Train Your Dragon, which is the series that Riders of Berk was spun off from, at 6p.

DreamWorks Dragons: Riders of Berk Premieres This September on CN

DreamWorks Dragons: Riders of Berk Premieres This September on CN

DreamWorks Dragons: Riders of Berk is getting ready to land in September 4, Tuesday, at 7:30 PM on the Cartoon Network. The show is a spin-off of the Academy Award-nominated film How to Train Your Dragon, which managed to gross an estimated $500 million worldwide while opening as the #1 film in over 30 different countries.

DreamWorks Releases How to Train Your Dragon iOS App

DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. has just announced the release of a new iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch app based on their hit How to Train Your Dragon franchise, with the help of leading Smartphone games publisher PikPok.

Entitled DreamWorks Dragons: TapDragonDrop, the app is now available on the App Store, ready to take players to the Viking island of Berk, which has been struck by a great storm, resulting in the village’s sheep being scattered throughout the land. The goal of the game is to use wit and a bevy of new Dragon friends to solve puzzles and recover the lost sheep. The main game involves tapping, dragging, and dropping your dragon’s powerful abilities in order to interact with the environment and rescue the flock.

Five Awesome Animated Film Scores, from Mermaids to Dragons

Five Awesome Animated Film Scores, from Mermaids to Dragons

There are a number of essential elements that make an animated film come together and lift it from the mundane to the level of awesome. From story structure to character design these important elements dictate the quality of the final product.  One such essential piece of an amazing animated film is the film’s soundtrack, particularly the film’s score.  We’ve seen in the Greatest Themes countdown how powerful music can be.  A film score is an instrumental music track that often lies quietly in the background but at other times can enhance your viewing of the action happening on the screen.  A truly amazing film score knows when to be quiet and when to blast out an audience’s ear drums.  There are hundreds of amazing film scores, from Gladiator to Tron Legacy and everything in between, but what are some of the best films scores written for animated films?

DreamWorks Animation to bring Shreks, Dragons, and Pandas to Netflix?

DreamWorks Animation to bring Shreks, Dragons, and Pandas to Netflix?

In a major mingling of the entertainment brands, DreamWorks Animation and Netflix are working on a deal that would give Netflix the exclusive streaming rights to every movie from the DreamWorks studio. Currently, that deal is in place between DreamWorks and HBO, but Netflix could take over for HBO, and the foreseeable future – and soon! That would mean every Shrek, every How to Train Your Dragon, Kung-Fu Panda, Puss in Boots, Megamind, Madagascar, Monsters vs. Aliens, and all titles we don’t even know about yet (Bee movie 2??). Time to queue some flicks up, and get to streaming!

DreamWorks takes How to Train Your Dragon to Broadway?

DreamWorks takes How to Train Your Dragon to Broadway?

Last year’s CG animated movie, How To Train Your Dragon, was one of the best films we’d seen in awhile. The folks at DreamWorks Animation clearly agreed, as they’ve already begun the process to franchise the title, churning out an upcoming sequel in the next few years, as well as an animated series based on the films, set to hit Nickelodeon before you know it. But what we didn’t know is that DreamWorks Animations CEO, Jeffrey Katzenberg, also has plans to turn the flick into a live show! After both Shrek and then Spider-Man took their turn at the stage, do you have room in your hearts to see Dragons and Vikings marching down Broadway?

DreamWorks Animation’s Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon

DreamWorks Animation's Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon

So, imagine you live in a fantastical Viking world, where there are Firebreathing dragons, scaly dragons, big dragons, small dragons, the whole bit. And you go you’re entire life battling these dragons until, one day, you realize you’re both on the same side, with a common enemy of this massive dinosaurian dragon. Well, what if then your one-legged weaponsmith Gobber tells you about a new type of dragon, The Boneknapper? We’d believe him, but for whatever reason, the rest of the village folk in DreamWorks Animation’s mini sequel to How to Train Your Dragon, Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon, don’t! The 15 minute CG followup featuring Hiccup and company is included in the DVD and Blu-ray versions of the longer film, but replays occasionally on Cartoon Network. And with bits of traditional animation mixed with features like a Hammerhead Yak riding a Hammerhead whale, how could you not want to catch it?

Black Eyed Peas, Jaden Smith, Jason Segel, and Victoria Justice join Nickelodeon’s 2011 Kids’ Choice Awards

Black Eyed Peas, Jaden Smith, Jason Segel, and Victoria Justice join Nickelodeon's 2011 Kids' Choice Awards

In less than two weeks, Jack Black will take the stage as the host of Nickelodeon’s 2011 Kids’ Choice Awards. The annual slime-fest is going all out this year (just like every year) bringing in a number of special guests including: Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Josh Duhamel, Damon Wayans, Jaden Smith, Sofia Vergara, Jane Lynch, Lindsey Vonn, Nick Cannon, Miranda Cosgrove, Victoria Justice, Danica Patrick, Rico Rodriguez, Cory Monteith, Big Time Rush, Shaun White, and many others. One of the more special, special guests is the Black Eyed Peas, who will be performing for the live audience. Take look at some of the nominees for the April 2nd show, and let us know who you’ll be voting for!

2011 Kids Choice Awards hit Nickelodeon April 2nd

2011 Kids Choice Awards hit Nickelodeon April 2nd

With less than two months to go before things reach slime-time, Nickelodeon is getting everything ready for the 2011 Kids’ Choice Awards. The curtain rises (and slime falls) on Saturday, April 2nd, at 8pm. Kung Fu Panda’s Jack Black returns to host his third Kids’ Choice show, having previously hosted in 2006 and 2008. The show will feature over 20 categories with hundreds of nominees, including all your favorites from the past twelve months. Read on for a sneak peek!

Cartoon Network knows How to Train Your Dragon

Cartoon Network knows How to Train Your Dragon

As one of the more successful movies in the DreamWorks Animation empire, How to Train Your Dragon pulled in some big bucks at the box office – $500 million worldwide. With a sequel in the works, Cartoon Network has some equally large plans in store for the soon-to-premiere animated series. Based entirely off the CG world created in the 3D film, the comedy toon will follow Hiccup, a young Viking, and his unlikely friendships — some with dragons, others with hunters. Twenty six episodes are being prepared for the first season, set to kick off in 2012. And while this doesn’t confirm the film will make it’s TV debut on Cartoon Network, it certainly is looking likely! …and scaly!

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