Producer: Bonnie Arnold, Michael A. Connolly, Doug Davison
Writer: Dean DeBlois, Cressida Cowell
Release Date: Feb 22, 2019
Runtime: 1hr 44m
The long-awaited third film in the animated series from writer/director Dean DeBlois takes Hiccup and Toothless to an all-new land. Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) has risen to be chief of Berk alongside Astrid (America Ferrera), and with the help of his dragon Toothless he has overseen the creation of a utopia for dragons and Vikings alike.
Then their world almost falls apart. Hiccup, Astrid and Toothless encounter a female Light Fury dragon just as a vicious warlord closes in on Berk, threatening to destroy everything the young hero has built. Man and dragon journey to find a hidden sanctuary that is only rumored in myth.
F. Murray Abraham
Ólafur Darri Ólafsson
Did You Know?
There are rumors that Drago Bludvist (the second movie's main antagonist) will return for this film.
Pulling off a rare three-peat, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is a tender, spirited coming-of-age CG-animated feature that proves every bit as emotionally resonant and artistically rendered as its 2010 and 2014 predecessors, if not even more so.
The film’s coming-of-age story might remain familiar, its emotional arc may be broad, and its messages about self-belief and taking chances fall into the tried-and-tested camp, but DeBlois still builds an engaging, sincere and tender world brimming with depth and detail.
As DeBlois engineers this tale towards an expectedly exciting and poignant conclusion, one realizes how well that cleverly misdirecting title How to Train Your Dragon has morphed from literal to figurative, from being about command and obeisance to handling the turmoil within.