How to Train Your Dragon

2010, DreamWorks

I simply cannot say enough good about this film, as it succeeds brilliantly on every level. Dragon also stands as the finest film to emerge from DreamWorks, and gives Pixar a good run for the money. The creators clearly invested their heart and soul in the project, as evidenced by the poster art, which reflects the most emotional beat in the film, when Hiccup touches Toothless for the first time; I was choked up by the scene.

       

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How to Train Your Dragon 2

2014, DreamWorks

Amazingly—and thankfully—DreamWorks' sequel to Dragon is every bit as good, delivering the same quality in every way. And so, once again, I simply cannot say enough good about it. The 500+ people involved in its production should be commended for their outstanding efforts. And, for what it's worth, the critics agree.

Incidentally, a second sequel is in the works. However, owing to corporate restructuring and massive layoffs, the release date has been moved from June 2016 to March 2019.

       

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