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  • There are rumors that Drago Bludvist (the second movie's main antagonist) will return for this film.
  • DreamWorks Animation's first franchise in which each movie was distributed by a different film studio: Paramount Pictures distributed How to Train Your Dragon (2010), 20th Century Fox distributed How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014), and Universal Pictures distributed How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World .
  • It was rumored that Jude Law was going to have a role in How to Train Your Dragon 3.
  • In September 2012, 20th Century Fox, the studio's then-distributor partner, and DreamWorks Animation announced the film was originally going to be released on June 17, 2016. In September 2014, the film's release date was pushed back a year from its original release date of June 17, 2016 to June 9, 2017. In January 2015, the release date was pushed back a year from June 9, 2017 to June 29, 2018 following DreamWorks Animation's corporate restructuring and lay-offs. On June 18, 2016, the release date was moved up from June 29, 2018 to May 18, 2018, taking the release date of Warner Animation Group's The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2019). On December 5, 2016, the release date was pushed back from May 18, 2018 to March 1, 2019. The release date was moved up for a final time from March 1, 2019 to February 22, 2019, taking the slot of the live-action DreamWorks movie The Turning (2020). Which makes How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World have a total of six release date changes.
  • The first DreamWorks Animation film to be distributed by Universal Pictures.
  • Klaus Badelt, who will compose the score for How to Train Your Dragon 3 alongside John Powell, is actually a good friend of Hans Zimmer. Zimmer worked with Powell on the score for Kung Fu Panda back in 2008.
  • DreamWorks Animation's fourth film series with three or more entries after "Shrek", "Madagascar", and "Kung Fu Panda".
  • Unlike How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014), the third film will have a subtitle, ''The Hidden World'', instead of being numbered. The second film was at one point subtitled ''Secrets Of The Ice Cave'' before being shortened to just ''How To Train Your Dragon 2''.
  • T.J. Miller's sixth animated movie, after How to Train Your Dragon (2010), How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014), Big Hero 6 (2014), Hell and Back (2015), and The Emoji Movie (2017).
  • On April 17, 2018, a little less than a year before this film's release, the title was confirmed to be How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World rather than simply How to Train Your Dragon 3. However, this is the original title, as the film was released in most countries as How To Train Your Dragon 3.
  • The third how to train your dragon movie to be rated PG.
  • Craig Ferguson's seventh theatrically released animated movie, after How to Train Your Dragon (2010), Winnie the Pooh (2011), Brave (2012), The Hero of Color City (2014), How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014), and Duck Duck Goose (2018).
  • The first official poster was revealed on May 31, 2018, and shows Toothless face to face with a white Night Fury.
  • The 1st trailer of this film was released on June 7th 2018, the 48th birthday of director/writer Dean DeBlois.
  • The fourth Universal's animated film to be produced in 2.35:1, after The Tale of Despereaux (2008), Despicable Me 3 (2017) and The Grinch (2018).
  • The second Universal Pictures animated film to be released in February, after Curious George (2006).
  • This is the first DreamWorks Animation film to be released in February.
  • The ninth Universal's animated film to be rated PG by the MPAA, after Despicable Me (2010), The Lorax (2012), Despicable Me 2 (2013), Minions (2015), The Secret Life of Pets (2016), Sing (2016), Despicable Me 3 (2017) and The Grinch (2018).
  • This film was originally going to be released in 2018 as one of the last DreamWorks movies to be distributed to 20th Century Fox but was moved to 2019 as the first DreamWorks movie to be distributed to Universal Pictures.
  • As of now the DreamWorks movies that have humans are Antz (1998) The Prince of Egypt (1998) The Road to El Dorado (2000) Chicken Run (2000) Joseph The King of Dreams (2000) Shrek (2001) Spirit Stallion of the Cimmaron (2002) Sinbad Legend of the Seven Seas (2003) Shrek 2 (2004) Madagascar (2005) Wallace and Gromit Curse of the Wererabbit (2005) Over the Hedge (2006) Flushed Away (2006) Shrek the Third (2007) Bee Movie (2007) Madagascar 2 Escape to Africa (2008) Monsters vs Aliens (2009) How to Train Your Dragon (2010) Shrek the Final Chapter (2010) Megamind (2010) Puss in Boots (2011) Madagascar 3 Europe's Most Wanted (2012) Rise of the Guardians (2012) The Croods (2013) Turbo (2013) Mr Peabody and Sherman (2014) How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) Penguins of Madagascar (2014) Home (2015) Boss Baby (2017) Captain Underpants the First Epic Movie (2017) and this film. Shark Tale (2004) Kung Fu Panda (2008) Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) and Trolls (2016) were humanless.
  • The first theatrical release from DreamWorks Animation since Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017).
  • On October 7th, 2018, it was confirmed that the second trailer would be released on October 25th, 2018, 18 days later.
  • The second DreamWorks Animation film to be rated PG for adventure action and some mild rude humor by the MPAA, after How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014).
  • The third Universal's animated sequel film to be rated PG by the MPAA, after Despicable Me 2 (2013) and Despicable Me 3 (2017).
  • This is the first DreamWorks Animation film to feature DreamWorks logo with "A Comcast Company".
  • Icelandic actor Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (Who plays Ragnar The Rock) was NOT the Icelandic voice for Hiccup's dad Stoick the Vast in How to Train Your Dragon (2010) and How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) voice was played by Gerard Butler.
  • Months before the films release, Amazon and other websites released preview pages for the book tie-ins to The Hidden World. Some of the pages in the books spoiled major plot points of the movie. The pages have since been taken down.
  • Dean DeBlois announced on his Instagram that this movie was finished being made on November 29, 2018, 85 days before its release.
  • In the post-credits, an icon of an Toothless is shown and marks it as the movie and the first movie icon of DreamWorks Animation.
  • In a poll conducted by Fandango, this ranked as the second most anticipated animated movie of 2019, right under Toy Story 4 (2019).
  • With a running time of 104 minutes, this is DreamWorks Animation's longest film, besting the 102-minute running time of this film's predecessor How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014).
  • Justin Rupple replaced T.J. Miller as the voice of Tuffnut Thorston after T.J.'s destructive behavior made headlines in mid-2018.
  • This will be the first and only time in the franchise that Tuffnut Thorston is voiced by somebody other than T.J. Miller.
  • This is the first Universal's animated film to have a PG rating in the UK.
  • Similar to Shrek Forever After (2010), a montage of clips from the previous films play through the end credits.
  • Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera and Christopher Mintz-Plasse are the only actors to reprise their roles in both movies and TV series. T.J. Miller was also in all of them, but not the last movie.
  • All the "How to Train Your Dragon" movies have been released by different studios. The first was released by Paramount, the second by 20th Century Fox, and the third by Universal.
  • Shipped to theatres under the title 'Royal Flush'
  • This is the only film in the franchise to not begin with Toothless in the opening logo or opening narration from Hiccup.
  • This film has the best opening weekend of the franchise with $55 million. It then only took 12 days to gross over $100 million domestically.
  • DreamWorks Animation's fifth follow-up film where characters have been recast, in this case Tuffnut Thorston. The previous ones to have undergone this were Shrek the Third (2007) with Captain Hook, Shrek Forever After (2010) with Farkel, Fergus, and Rumpelstiltskin, Penguins of Madagascar (2014) with Rico and King Julien, and Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) with Li Shan.
  • The last DreamWorks Animation film of the 2010s to be produced in the 2:35:1 aspect ratio.
  • The second Universal's animated sequel to produced in 2.35:1, after Despicable Me 3 (2017).
  • All three How to Train Your Dragon films have been released in the gap between the first and second films of Aardman's Chicken Run franchise.
  • The fourth Universal's animated sequel, after An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991), Despicable Me 2 (2013) and Despicable Me 3 (2017).
  • The third Universal's computer-animated sequel, after Despicable Me 2 (2013), Despicable Me 3 (2017).
  • DreamWorks Animation's sixth follow-up to produced in 2.35:1, after Shrek Forever After (2010), Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011), Puss in Boots (2011), How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) and Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016).
  • The fourth DreamWorks Animation franchise has become a trilogy, after Shrek the Third (2007), Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012) and Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016).
  • DreamWorks Animation's first film to receive a video-game adaption for traditional video-game consoles (not counting mobile games) since Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016).
  • The last DreamWorks Animation sequel of the 2010s.
  • The eleventh theatrically released animated triquel after Pokémon 3: The Movie (2000), Rugrats Go Wild (2003), Shrek the Third (2007), Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009), Toy Story 3 (2010), Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012), Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016), Cars 3 (2017), Despicable Me 3 (2017), and Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018).
  • The fifth theatrically released final installment of a computer-animated franchise after Shrek Forever After (2010), Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012), Ice Age: Collision Course (2016), and Cars 3 (2017).
  • DreamWorks Animation's first film released during a Winter season to release in a month other than January since The Prince of Egypt (1998), as well as DreamWorks Animation's first film to release in February.
  • Like with fellow DreamWorks Animation sequel Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016), How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) released the same year as a Pixar sequel, Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) released the same year as Finding Dory (2016) whilst How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) released the same year as Toy Story 4 (2019).
  • Like with fellow DreamWorks Animation sequel Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016), How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) released the same year as a film of Illumination Entertainment's The Secret Life of Pets franchise, Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) released the same year as The Secret Life of Pets (2016) whilst How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) released the same year as The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019).
  • Like with fellow DreamWorks Animation sequel Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016), How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) released the same year as a live-action remake of an animated classic from Walt Disney Pictures directed by Jon Favreau, Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) released the same year as The Jungle Book (2016) whilst How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) released the same year as The Lion King (2019).
  • Like with fellow DreamWorks Animation sequel Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016), How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) released the same year as a film of Sony Animation's The Angry Birds Movie franchise, Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) released the same year as The Angry Birds Movie (2016) whilst How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) released the same year as The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019).

Spoilers

  • In earlier drafts of Dragon 3, Drago Bludvist was planned to reprise his role as the movie's main villain, and be redeemed by the end of the story. In a recent interview with Cloneweb, it was revealed that Drago's redemption, and overall return, was scrapped halfway through the movie's production.
  • Director DeBlois has confirmed that the plot will revolve around Toothless and Hiccup parting ways forever.
  • This is the last film in the franchise, ending the journey between Toothless and Hiccup.
  • Many rumors suggest that this will be the movie that explains how all the dragons go extinct.
  • Grimmel reveals the reason why Toothless is the last Night Fury: It's because he hunted every other single one: This explains why in the first How to Train Your Dragon (2010), the Book of Dragons had nothing on Night Furies. However, in the Hidden World, several surviving Light Furies can be seen among the dragons.
  • Stoick is still alive.
  • The giant Alpha Dragon (The Bewilderbeest) from How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) (who got his tusk shot off by Toothless) can be seen in the crowd of dragons in the Hidden World.
  • When Hiccup is making Toothless a tail that will allow him to fly on his own, Astrid says "you tried that once before; he didn't want it," which happened in Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury (2011).
  • Near the end of the film, the beginning of Hiccup's closing narration is almost exactly like the introduction found in the first "How To Train Your Dragon" book by Cressida Cowell.
  • Astrid's hairstyle and clothing changes over the course of the films. In the first How to Train Your Dragon (2010), she wears her hair in a tight braid and wears clothes covered in armor and spikes. These symbolize her initially harsh and overly aggressive personality. In How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014), she wears a looser braid and her clothes have a noticeably softer appearance. These show how Hiccup's kind and loving nature has influenced her. In this film, her hair is now in a half-braid and her clothes are more sleek and feminine. These mirror her maturity and full change of heart.
  • When Hiccup and Toothless are about to part ways forever, Hiccup's hand leaves Toothless' snout in a shot that references the first movie, in which Hiccup turns his head away, puts his hand out, and Toothless touches his snout to Hiccup's hand. A bit later, when Hiccup is introducing his kids to Toothless, the music that plays is a rearrangement of the music that plays in that same scene from the first movie.
  • Despite being in the film's title, the Hidden World only has about five minutes of screen-time.
  • As the ships and dragons are moving to their new home, the sheep (which are dragon food) on the deck of one ship are disguised as dragons. More about this is explained in one of the DVD special features.
  • In the first 2 films of this franchise, the last line spoken before the Hiccup's narration/end scene, were spoke by Gobber. First film, Gobber said "Welcome home", and in the second Gobber announced "The Chief has come home!" Both lines were addressed to Hiccup. In Hidden World the final line is spoken by Spitelout after the wedding ceremony "To the Chief and Chieftess" announcing Hiccup and Astrid's marriage.
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