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How to Train Your Dragon 2

Motherless Heroes: The Strange Case of the Best Animation Feature Oscar Nominees -- 2015

David Wallechinsky | Posted 04.21.2015 | Entertainment
David Wallechinsky

This year's five Oscar nominees for Best Animated Feature have something unusual in common: in none of them is the young protagonist raised by his or her birth mother.

Why I Saw How to Train Your Dragon 2 Twice?

Malek Mouzon | Posted 01.03.2015 | Entertainment
Malek Mouzon

I know, I know, my title may sound a bit redundant but the truth is the first time I saw How to Train Your Dragon 2 I...hated it. Not loudly or emphatically but with a quiet burning dislike.

Were These Disney Characters Gay?

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 06.20.2014 | Gay Voices

Did Cinderella really want a Cinder-fella? Since the inception of Disney movies, there have been a plethora of theories around the movie studio's "...

Enjoy the View, Ignore the Story: Hour of the Wolf Movie Review of How to Train Your Dragon 2

Dan Persons | Posted 08.19.2014 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Did this new adventure -- in which the young, Viking dragon-rider Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) faces down a powerful warlord (Djimon Hounsou) and has a family reunion with his long-lost mother (Cate Blanchett) -- pay back my investment?

Djimon Hounsou's Advice for Playing a Villain

Nell Minow | Posted 08.16.2014 | Entertainment
Nell Minow

Djimon Hounsou plays bad guy Drago Bludvist, "a madman without conscience or mercy" in How to Train Your Dragon 2. We sat down in Washington D.C.'s new Capella Hotel to talk about creating a character with a voice, what acting classes get wrong, the most important message in the film for children, and what advice he would give an actor cast as a villain.

Warning: If You Plan to See How To Train Your Dragon 2, Prepare to Cry

Danai P. Maraire | Posted 06.16.2014 | Entertainment
Danai P. Maraire

As the dragon racers fly by, the audience is introduced to additions like an all-you-can eat feeding station, an aqueduct for putting out fires quickly, and a dragon armory perfect for tooth replacement or making dragon helmets.

Why Is The Villain in Dragon 2 The Only Non-White Character?

Olivia Cole | Posted 08.16.2014 | Entertainment
Olivia Cole

How to Train Your Dragon 2 could have been great. But one detail holds it back from greatness, and that's the decision of writer and director Dean DeBlois to make the only non-white character in the film the super-evil mega-villain.

'22 Jump Street' Tops Box-Office Battle Of Sequels

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 08.15.2014 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a summertime battle of sequels, a pair of kooky cops beat out flying dragons for the top spot at the North American box office...

What You Don't Want to Miss in How To Train Your Dragon 2

Denise Albert | Posted 08.12.2014 | Parents
Denise Albert

Want to share a little secret with your kids? Watch our Mamarazzi conversation with America Ferrera and Kit Harrington to find out what to tell your kids to look for when you take them to How To Train Your Dragon 2. And... as always lots of other behind the scenes information and some questions from kids!

Does 'How To Train Your Dragon 2' Hold Up To The Original?

AP | JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 06.11.2014 | Entertainment

You thought it was tricky to train a dragon? It's even trickier to take a much-admired animated film and make a sequel that feels satisfying and wort...

'How to Train Your Dragon' Character Will Come Out As Gay In Sequel

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.21.2014 | Gay Voices

A beloved "How to Train Your Dragon" character will come out as gay in a sequel to the 2010 animated smash. Writer-director Dean DeBlois told E! N...

Everything You Should Know From The First Few Days Of Cannes

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.19.2014 | Entertainment

CANNES, France (AP) — The Associated Press is all over the Cannes Film Festival — from its glitzy premieres to the celeb parties and quirky moment...

Jay Baruchel Says 'How To Train Your Dragon' Is His 'Star Wars'

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 07.17.2014 | Entertainment

CANNES, France (AP) -- Cannes is awash in glamorous celebrities who peacock on the festival's red carpet and confidently parade through its multitudes...

Stop Everything And Watch The First 5 Minutes Of 'How To Train Your Dragon 2'

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 04.21.2014 | Entertainment

Can’t wait for the premiere of “How to Train Your Dragon 2”? Well, good news. Dreamworks has released the first five minutes of the animated fil...

'How To Train Your Dragon 2' Trailer Introduces A Cool Mom

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 04.10.2014 | Entertainment

"How To Train Your Dragon 2" is destined to be a summer smash after the success of the 2010 hit, "How To Train Your Dragon," which earned $500 million...

How Rob Minkoff Turned 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman' Into the Original 'Modern Family'

Jim Hill | Posted 05.05.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

It's ironic that Mr. Peabody & Sherman has a sequence involving the Trojan horse. Because according to the director of this production, this animated feature is actually something of a Trojan horse in and of itself.

10 Trends To Look For In Movies This Year

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood may be hoping for a little less drama in 2014. 2013 was a tale of two cinemas. Blockbusters like "The Lone Ranger" and "A...

Get Your Toothless Fix With The New 'How To Train Your Dragon 2' Trailer

Posted 12.19.2013 | Entertainment

Toothless is back! The official trailer for DreamWorks Animation's "How To Train Your Dragon 2" was released on Thursday, and it's sure to make both c...

Barack Obama Talked About The Banjo With Steve Martin

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 11.28.2013 | Entertainment

GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) — President Obama has toured many a factory floor and high-tech plant during his presidency. It's part of the job. But until T...

First Trailer For 'How To Train Your Dragon 2'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 07.13.2013 | Entertainment

Hiccup and Toothless are back in an exhilarating trailer for the follow-up to 2010's "How to Train Your Dragon." The original sleeper hit became a cri...

How Cinematographer Roger Deakins Helped Blur the Line Between Live-action and Animated Features

Jim Hill | Posted 07.13.2013 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

while Deakins is quick to play down whatever small role he played in WALL•E's eventual enormous box office success, his creative contribution did not go unnoticed by others in the animation industry.