How to Train Your Dragon
Have you hugged your dragon today?
When dealers and exhibitors come to conventions, they try all kinds of innovative ways to attract potential customers. Here, at Comic-Con International in San Diego, Neopets was promoting their School of Dragons game. On Saturday, July 21, their booth featured a green screen where people could wear Viking attire, have their photograph taken, and the […]
The Creative Talent Network has uploaded a video in which Cal State San Bernardino biology professor Stuart Sumida and Simon Otto, Head of Character Animation for How to Train Your Dragon, discuss developing real-life references on how dragons could fly. The presentation can be viewed here. Mark Muckenfuss wrote about Sumida’s animated career for the […]
During movie awards season, studios will upload promotions of their films for encourage industry people to vote for their films. DreamWorks has made available The Making of How to Train Your Dragon 2, a nearly hour-long documentary featuring writer/director Dean BeBlois. Click here to view in grand fashion at the awards website. The documentary comes […]
DreamWorks is boasting an innovative new process called “Apollo,” giving CG animators greater speed, ease and flexibility in manipulating their characters. Have a look: http://youtu.be/iepGUcvsWB0 See also the Bloomberg report here. And the Animation Scoop report here.
Have animated films seemed a little stale lately? Is there something about them that’s … repetitive? Animator Jacob Kafka noticed a lot have something in common: the use of first-person narrative, in which the main character addresses the movie audience, telling the story from his or her perspective. He made a video to prove his […]
DreamWorks Animation is ramping up its second phase for its How to Train Your Dragon franchise. The TV series entered its second season with a title change to DreamWorks Dragons: Defenders of Berk, trumpeted with the following trailer: The feature sequel comes June 13, 2014, moving the story ahead some five years later. Teaser trailer: […]
A Viking named Hiccup. A dragon named Toothless. Their adventures have so far spanned ten books by British author Cressida Cowell. DreamWorks produced a film version of How to Train Your Dragon, directed by Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois, which turned into a box office blockbuster in 2010. A trio of shorts followed: Legend of […]