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How To Train Your Dragon has been pushed to 2017

09.02.2014

For anyone who was looking forward to more classes on HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON, I have some unfortunate news today. DreamWorks Animation has announced that the third installment has been pushed back a year. HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 3, which was facing FINDING DORY and the newly dated release of Shane Black’s THE NICE GUYS has been pushed back to a June 9, 2017 release. I’m skeptical that it will keep that date as well considering THE LEGO MOVIE 2 opens on May 26 and a week later another Pixar movie is released.

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 crossed the $600 million mark on Labor Day and while it has become the highest-grossing animated film of the year, and one of the top ten grossing films of the year, it didn’t perform as well as expected stateside. So it makes sense to remove itself from fierce competition; but where will it settle safely? A lot of us thought the sequel was going to dominate the summer but that wasn’t the case; as Dave Davis mentioned in the 2014 Box Office Wrap-up, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES will likely top Dragon domestically pretty soon.

So continuing the trend of sequels finding success the foreign box office while losing steam at home, you have to wonder how this lackluster summer while shape the years to come. HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 3 is set to continue the story where the sequel leaves off with the returning cast including Jay Baruchel as Hiccup, America Ferrera as Astrid and Cate Blanchett as Valka.

Did you enjoy HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2? What are you looking for in the sequel?

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10:25AM on 09/03/2014

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Americans should give dreamworks a little more credit.There are many people out there who watch only pixar and disney movies.thats a shame!
Americans should give dreamworks a little more credit.There are many people out there who watch only pixar and disney movies.thats a shame!
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1:05AM on 09/03/2014
I keep hearing that the first one is really good. But even with the good buzz, it has become impossible for me to watch it... Everytime I have that box in my hand, I think to myself "this is supposed to be real good, but I don't know..." and I look at the dragon and the kid and it's "maybe next time." Impossible for me to pick that one up. And I don't know why.
I keep hearing that the first one is really good. But even with the good buzz, it has become impossible for me to watch it... Everytime I have that box in my hand, I think to myself "this is supposed to be real good, but I don't know..." and I look at the dragon and the kid and it's "maybe next time." Impossible for me to pick that one up. And I don't know why.
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2:17AM on 09/03/2014
I think it's one of the best "A Boy and X" stories ever made, right up there with E.T.: The Extra-terrestrial and The Iron Giant. Definitely worth a look.
I think it's one of the best "A Boy and X" stories ever made, right up there with E.T.: The Extra-terrestrial and The Iron Giant. Definitely worth a look.
8:53PM on 09/02/2014
Growing up alongside a series isn't necessarily a bad thing. Toy Story 1 came out in 1995 and Toy Story 3 came out in 2010.
Growing up alongside a series isn't necessarily a bad thing. Toy Story 1 came out in 1995 and Toy Story 3 came out in 2010.
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8:39PM on 09/02/2014
I've been meaning to see HTTYD2 since I enjoyed the first one, but seems family and friends have no interest. It's a shame, much like Iron Giant, where a potentially great film gets ignored when this IS the kind of movies parents should be taking there kids to see.
I plan to catch it on DVD. If I had kids, I would have taken them.
I've been meaning to see HTTYD2 since I enjoyed the first one, but seems family and friends have no interest. It's a shame, much like Iron Giant, where a potentially great film gets ignored when this IS the kind of movies parents should be taking there kids to see.
I plan to catch it on DVD. If I had kids, I would have taken them.
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10:23AM on 09/03/2014
yeah!these days american parents take kids only to movies with cute and fluffy things
yeah!these days american parents take kids only to movies with cute and fluffy things
8:05PM on 09/02/2014
HtTyD 1 was awesome. HtTyD2 is an animated masterpiece (as I said before, I haven't been moved that much by an animated film since TOY STORY 3 and THE IRON GIANT). I just can't understand why it didn't perform better in the States, especially since quality fantasy DID good business this (albeit weak) summer, like APES 2 and GotG (still, EoT bombed as well, so...)...
I can't wait for the third part where, I guess, Toothless will find another (female) Night Fury and/or his family, to complete
HtTyD 1 was awesome. HtTyD2 is an animated masterpiece (as I said before, I haven't been moved that much by an animated film since TOY STORY 3 and THE IRON GIANT). I just can't understand why it didn't perform better in the States, especially since quality fantasy DID good business this (albeit weak) summer, like APES 2 and GotG (still, EoT bombed as well, so...)...
I can't wait for the third part where, I guess, Toothless will find another (female) Night Fury and/or his family, to complete the saga (after all, the movies are SO far from the books, no need to try to find some clues in them, right ?!)
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6:02AM on 09/03/2014
I also didn't understand why the sequel didn't perform better, but I read a theory today that makes sense (at least, it makes more sense than blaming the marketing, which I didn't see a problem with). The theory basically blames it on the animated series, as children might not distinguish between the TV series and the film series (the exact quote I read was, "try explain to a five-year-old the difference between a TV series and a movie series"). In other words, families/children didn't feel a
I also didn't understand why the sequel didn't perform better, but I read a theory today that makes sense (at least, it makes more sense than blaming the marketing, which I didn't see a problem with). The theory basically blames it on the animated series, as children might not distinguish between the TV series and the film series (the exact quote I read was, "try explain to a five-year-old the difference between a TV series and a movie series"). In other words, families/children didn't feel a MASSIVE desire to rush to the cinema, as they already had plenty of continuing adventures with the characters right at home. DreamWorks over-saturated the market, as they always do, and it came back to bite them in the ass. I actually know someone (a good friend of mine's brother) who works at DreamWorks in the accounting/business side of the things, and apparently they were running around like monkeys trying to figure out what happened with the film this summer, even going so far as to blame the storytellers for making a certain sad/bold decision in the story.

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7:34AM on 09/03/2014
Long, maybe but interesting, and most probably correct... BoxOfficeMojo actually had the same (likely accurate) theory.
Long, maybe but interesting, and most probably correct... BoxOfficeMojo actually had the same (likely accurate) theory.
7:58PM on 09/02/2014
Two of the more underrated animated films of recent (in my opinion).
Two of the more underrated animated films of recent (in my opinion).
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7:14PM on 09/02/2014
Both films were incredibly well done, I just really don't understand why it didn't perform better at the box office. It was, however, a pretty ballsy move to release it Father's Day weekend....
Both films were incredibly well done, I just really don't understand why it didn't perform better at the box office. It was, however, a pretty ballsy move to release it Father's Day weekend....
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7:05PM on 09/02/2014
Loved both films, would gladly watch a third anytime!
Loved both films, would gladly watch a third anytime!
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