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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

Cartoon Network and DreamWorks sign How To Train Your Dragon series

Cartoon Network and DreamWorks sign How To Train Your Dragon series

Let’s make it official! How to Train Your Dragon, the 3D theatrical blockbuster (and recent home blockbuster) is now having a regular television series based on the film. DreamWorks Animation is working with Cartoon Network on creation the series, similar in scope to when they worked with Nickelodeon on the Penguins of Madagascar toon. The How to Train Your Dragon animated series will sport the same CG as the movie counterpart, and is set to hit Cartoon Network’s airwaves in 2012. It is not clear yet how much it will focus on either the Dragons, the Vikings, the training programs, or how Hiccup and Toothless will feature, but the world is big and dynamic enough for us not to care and just to love it anyway!

How to Train Your Dragon tops in DVD sales

How to Train Your Dragon tops in DVD sales

Even years ago, DreamWorks knew they had a dragon of a blockbuster on their hands. In the early stages of How to Train Your Dragon, there was already hopes of a franchise, or perhaps several franchises, being born from the film. Movies, sequels, an animated series, shorts and specials focusing on just the Vikings or just the Dragons, etc. Tackling this specific, mythical set of genres gave DreamWorks Animation the ability to dream big things. This thought was first rewarded in theaters, as the 3D and CG film pulled in over $200 million dollars at the box office. This past weekend marked another major milestone, with the home version being released on DVD and Blu-ray, and reports coming in Nationwide about various retail locations selling out every copy. With the holiday season quickly approaching, How to Train Your Dragon would make for quite a hot gift — anyone lucky enough to get their hands (claws?) on it yet?

DreamWorks brings How To Train Your Dragon home to DVD and Blu-ray

Dreamworks brings How To Train Your Dragon home to DVD and Blu-ray

We were in love with How To Train Your Dragon from the moment we first feasted our eyes on it. Our 3D-vision eyes, that is, back in theaters on March 26th, 2010. From that day til now, we have been waiting patiently (and perhaps not-so-patiently) for our chance to bring the story home; to watch and re-watch the battle of Vikings and Dragons over and over again. Finally, today, October 15th, that day has arrived, with the DreamWorks Animation CG film hitting DVD and Blu-ray. Or, for those of you with a dragon-sized appetite; both! Check out the box art and special features for the various take home options

How to Train Your Dragon on DVD and Blu-ray October 15th

How to Train Your Dragon on DVD and Blu-ray October 15th

As if Shrek, Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda weren’t good enough, we are now just days away from the home release of DreamWorks Animation’s latest hit, How to Train Your Dragon. Set in the mythical world of burly Vikings and wild dragons, and based ont he book by Cressida Cowell, the action comedy tells the story of Hiccup, a Viking teenager who doesn’t exactly fit in with his tribe’s longstanding tradition of heroic dragon slayers. Hiccup’s world is turned upside down when he encounters a dragon that challenges he and his fellow Vikings to see the world from an entirely different point of view. The tale comes home on Blu-ray and DVD, this Friday, October 15th. After earning over $215 million in the theatrical box office, we expect the film to make a big splash at home!

E3 2010: Toy Story 3, How to Train Your Dragon, and more heading to Nintendo 3DS

E3 2010: Toy Story 3, How to Train Your Dragon, and more heading to Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo has long-since been the king of handheld systems; championing the original GameBoy with classics like Pokemon, all the way through the Nintendo DSi, with classics like… well, new Pokemon! Now, the video game king is preparing the launch of its latest system, Nintendo 3DS. Folks all over the world have been speculating about what Nintendo will unveil during E3 2010, and the company did not fail to impress. The lifelike, three dimension, “no more glasses” technology is already wowing the live audience in LA. And whats better, beyond games, the company promises that 3D movies will also soon be playable on the system, including DreamWorks Animations’ How To Train Your Dragon and Disney Pixar’s Toy Story franchise, including the new Toy Story 3. Could not be more excited about this!!

Iron Man 2 takes weekend 2, trumping Robin Hood and How to Train Your Dragon

Iron Man 2 takes weekend 2, trumping Robin Hood and How to Train Your Dragon

With a new hero looking to top Iron Man, would Marvel’s shell head hold onto first place? “Yes”, replies the past weekend’s box office! Down over $80 million dollars from it’s opening weekend, Iron Man 2, the sequel to Disney and Marvel’s Iron Man, got a little shot of humility, but was still able to lead the theater pack. For the second week in a row, Iron Man 2 won the top spot – this time by about $15 million, with the second place Robin Hood archer pulling in $36 million to Iron Man’s $52 million. Letters to Juliet and Just Wright took the third and fourth spots, and it was DreamWorks Animations’ How to Train Your Dragon still holding on with another $5 million, good for fifth place. Take a look at the full results after the break

Dragon Viking Games: Speed Skating from DreamWorks’ How To Train Your Dragon

Dragon Viking Games: Speed Skating from DreamWorks' How To Train Your Dragon

Before they trained Dragons, Vikings trained Olympians. Really, it’s true! Sure, we’ve all come to know How To Train Your Dragon as a box office smash and critically acclaimed film, but DreamWorks Animations happily provided a little bit of background information on what the cast of characters were doing before we met them, and long before talk of a sequel. Just for us, they’ve provided a little vignette about the “Dragon-Viking Games” held hundreds of years ago. Featured in this film is the Speed Skating event, with, of course, a bit of a twist on the Olympics style you’re more used to. Check it out!

Iron Man trains Dragons at the box office

Iron Man trains Dragons at the box office

After weeks of dominance at the box office, DreamWorks Animations’ How To Train Your Dragon finally had to step down from the leader pile, and in one of the biggest ways imaginable. Disney and Marvel released their latest super hero phenom this weekend, Iron Man 2, the sequel to 2008’s Iron Man. The shellhead battered the box office listing, raking in $133 million dollars domestically as U.S. audiences finally got their turn at theaters. A Nightmare on Elm Street scared up a meager second place after briefly holding on to first, but in the end, it wasn’t close; Iron Man 2 won the weekend by almost $125 million. Take a look at the full results list

Play Destroy the Village from fastgames.com

Play Destroy the Village from fastgames.com

If you were a Dragon towards the beginning of the DreamWorks Animation film How To Train Your Dragon, what would your job be? To visit the Vikings in town and destroy the village, of course. Well, this simple, yet effective game from fastgames.com captures that same exact spirit, except instead of a Dragon, it’s a missile. And instead of you watching the action take place on the screen, you’re actually the one bringing it on. Give it a try now and let us know what you think!

DreamWorks has How to Train Your Dragon sequel in the works

DreamWorks has How to Train Your Dragon sequel in the works

Shrek has sequels. Madagascar has sequels. Kung Fu Panda is working on a sequel. Clearly, DreamWorks Animation has done a great job at building franchises with their CG animated hits, so it’s no surprise that their latest and greatest adventure How to Train Your Dragon will become the next to get the sequel treatment. The original “Dragon” is currently a repeat box office champion, with no signs of slowing down. Now, DreamWorks is set to release the next chapter in the franchise, dating the second film for the spring or summer of 2013. With Hiccup and Toothless a matching pair in the world of Dragons and Vikings, what could be next in store for the new universe?

DreamWorks’ Dragon flies back to Box Office top

DreamWorks' Dragon flies back to Box Office top

On it’s fifth weekend in theaters, How To Train Your Dragon is back on top of the box office mountain, securing the #1 spot with an estimated $15 million. While this certainly isn’t a Dragon-sized amount, it was more than enough to battle back new comers like The Back-Up Plan and The Losers. After this weekend, the CG viking and dragon adventure is just $20 million shy of reaching the $200 million benchmark; though with the film’s recent clinging to the box office top spot, it shouldn’t be much longer until that is a thing of the past. Take a look at the full weekend report

DreamWorks brings How to Train Your Dragon back to the box office top

DreamWorks brings How to Train Your Dragon back to the box office top

Four weeks into being in theaters, “Dragons” breathes fire once more! DreamWorks Animation’s latest CG and 3D epic, How To Train Your Dragon was released nearly a month ago, on March 26th, finding the top spot at the box office then. After weeks of doing battle with Clash of the Titans, Date Night, and now the comic book based Kick Ass, How To Train Your Dragon claws it’s way back to the #1 spot again, pulling in $20 million dollars and bringing it’s US total to just under $160 million. Having a #1 spot so late into the release cycle is certainly a rare and admirable feat — just ask Avatar, having done it nearly two months in a row. Take a look at the full box office listing:

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