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Cool Videos: How to Train Your Dragon Live

Aug. 11, 2011by: Paul Tassi
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I had no idea until just now that there was a live action stage version of HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON, and I'm guessing you probably didn't either.

It's in part through Dreamworks, who helped contribute and make some truly amazing set pieces, including the incredible dragon you're about to see in this video. Some details:

Teaming up with American film studio Dreamworks, the Creature Technology Company has built 24 huge, fire-breathing, flying dragon puppets to recreate the story of 3D animated film How To Train Your Dragon in an arena. The story...allows the creators to use more of the airspace in the arena, with puppets that soar from the ceiling. The dragon called Nightmare has a 14m wingspan and the largest villain in the show, Red Death, is so huge its head and neck alone are about the size of two of the largest beasts from Walking With Dinosaurs.

Watch the video, it's absolutely the coolest puppet that's ever existed, if you can even call it that.

Extra Tidbit: What's a movie that you could see working as a stage play?
Source: NZherald

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4:50PM on 08/11/2011

It's a shame

It's a real shame that the only way we can see good looking animatronics nowadays is in stage productions. I would love to see creations like this on the screen again but filmmakers are lazy and would rather do EVERYTHING CG.
It's a real shame that the only way we can see good looking animatronics nowadays is in stage productions. I would love to see creations like this on the screen again but filmmakers are lazy and would rather do EVERYTHING CG.
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7:02PM on 08/11/2011
I get your rage and all but CGI is not a lazy mans game. Download Blender, a free 3D modeling software and try to make something. So far the only thing I can do is make a preset cube move around via key frames. Not easy stuff.
I get your rage and all but CGI is not a lazy mans game. Download Blender, a free 3D modeling software and try to make something. So far the only thing I can do is make a preset cube move around via key frames. Not easy stuff.
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2:37PM on 08/11/2011

That is truly well made.

Almost more believable than Jackie Chan as a viking. ;)
Almost more believable than Jackie Chan as a viking. ;)
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4:35PM on 08/11/2011
i just heard about this a few days ago
i just heard about this a few days ago
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