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Merrick here...
Yahoo has posted the new trailer for HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON. This is written & directed by Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders (LILO & STITCH) and features a dragon that looks like a big Salamander (like THIS ONE). It'll be released in late March.
You can find higher res versions of the same trailer HERE.

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  • Nov. 3, 2009, 10:59 a.m. CST

    testing 1 2 3

    by xega


  • Nov. 3, 2009, 10:59 a.m. CST

    THIS is Cartoon CGI

    by sherlock_junior

    AVATAR'S CGI is NOT <p> movie looks like it could be fun.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 11 a.m. CST


    by Marxeffect

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 11:01 a.m. CST


    by mattforce7


  • Nov. 3, 2009, 11:03 a.m. CST

    it looks better than Avatar

    by ominus

    just kidding

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 11:03 a.m. CST


    by mara69

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 11:04 a.m. CST


    by mara69

    I can hardly wait; Gerard Butler is doing Stoik the Vast.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 11:05 a.m. CST

    I'll never forget the first time I learned to train my dragon...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...for a minute there I thought I broke it.<P>Less than a month later I was a professional.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 11:06 a.m. CST

    durp 3d

    by mattforce7

    Doesnt look alll bad

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 11:11 a.m. CST

    Dick In Ass

    by DickInAss

    Dick In Ass.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 11:12 a.m. CST

    I frikkin' LOVE the way the dragon is designed!

    by Royston Lodge

    And I almost always like a viking movie (Zemeckis Beowulf notwithstanding).<p> I definitely vote "yes" on this one.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 11:17 a.m. CST


    by Nairb The Movie

    I can't believe it, but this looks great. An actual story driven CGI 3-D muck mcuk.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 11:21 a.m. CST

    I haven't run the trailer but that freeze frame

    by skimn

    of the main (human) character looks at lot like Jim from The Office, no? Floppy hair, crooked grin...

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 11:37 a.m. CST

    So its STITCH on a dragon body?

    by knowthyself

    Looks like it.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 11:42 a.m. CST


    by Dr.Zeus

    That kid looks like my youngest son. He brings home every animal under the sun, and wants to keep it for a pet. The last time he brought an Eastern Box Turtle home and let it go in the house. The cat followed it around and around the house until it got bored and finally shit on it!...yep he'd definitely bring home a dragon.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 11:51 a.m. CST

    What about this freeky looking Salamander

    by Series7 <P> I'm pretty sure that is what Satan looks like.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 11:58 a.m. CST

    I just wish they didn't emphasize that stupid grin

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    that they always use in all their freakin Dreamworks movies.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 11:58 a.m. CST

    This doesn't look that good

    by Series7

    Like the story seems ok. But is it going to be Dreamworks thing now to go to the Apatow well? 10 bucks says Fat Hill plays a sid kick panda in Kung Fu Panda 2 or something. <P> The animation just looks week. People knocked Battle For Terra but that movie was pretty fucking awesome.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Yeah this is Stitch with a dragon

    by Series7

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 12:02 p.m. CST

    Fuck me Fat Hill

    by Series7

    Is already a voice in this movie same with Christopher Mintz-Plasse and terrible Kristen Wiig. Though she may be good as a voice actress?

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 1:20 p.m. CST

    Chris Sanders is obsessed with Stitch

    by FeralAngel

    I mean come on man, MOVE ON!

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 1:26 p.m. CST

    Instant porn title: How to Drain your Dragon...

    by FSJGuy

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 1:41 p.m. CST

    "Terrible Kristen Wiig?!"

    by HarryCalder

    Series7, how dare you speak of my future wife that way. Got such a comedy-geek crush on her...

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 2:25 p.m. CST

    Horrible Voice cast....

    by TheWaqman

    it also looks pretty forgettable. Though I kinda enjoyed Kung Fu Panda a bit. Bring on the next Pixar!!

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 2:44 p.m. CST

    Vikings with Scottish and American accents

    by Foodyssey

    inaccurate AND inconsistent. but still looks like it could be fun.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 2:51 p.m. CST

    At exactly 1:46 on this trailer...

    by El Mamerro

    ...yet another example of the Dreamworks face: <br> <br>

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 3:08 p.m. CST

    Gonna train yer dragon...gonna train it fine...

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    ...gonna use an oil-based paint...'cuz the dragon is pine!

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 3:10 p.m. CST


    by Series7

    You got some low ass standards then. Unless I found out she was mega rich, I'll leave Pat 2 well alone.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 4:30 p.m. CST

    this is the best animated movie preview

    by dailysportspages

    ive seen in a while.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 4:36 p.m. CST


    by darkpassenger

    had me till 3d

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 4:56 p.m. CST

    Looks like a Salamander?

    by Player01

    Nope, can't see how you go that one. Do you KNOW what a Salamander looks like? Also, while this looks fun, I HATE MEDIEVAL-STYLE SMART-MOUTHED DISNEY KIDS! Haven't we had enough of them? Didn't Shrek 3 teach us anything?

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 6:20 p.m. CST

    Looks like that Pokemon

    by Alfeetoe

    Salamence or something.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 6:31 p.m. CST

    "Pat 2" - LMAO!

    by HarryCalder

    Yeah, it's a weird thing. And when Wiig does some of her freakier characters, she can look pretty repulsive. But I've seen photos of her at rest, and she can look fairly hot. To me, anyway. Whatever. Funny chicks really do it for me. Sarah Silverman shall have my babies.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 7:25 p.m. CST

    I've actually read this book and

    by finky089

    this movie seems nothing like. Which is a good thing.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 7:37 p.m. CST

    This movie looks really good, I know I'm seeing it.

    by SoylentMean

    I'd like to see more of the dragon designs, but this trailer still looks good.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 7:39 p.m. CST

    I'm pretty sure that's supposed to be a baby dragon...

    by SoylentMean

    I'm guessing we'll see the grown up version of the dragon by the end of the movie and that it won't look like a salamander or a pokemon or whatever these naysayers are saying.

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 9:45 p.m. CST

    There is a Carlos Mencia reference

    by SmokesWithWolves

    That's the mark of real quality. Insipid pop culture nods are one thing, but that was just miserable Dreamworks. Duh duh duh

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 10:27 p.m. CST

    And so it begins ...

    by Dreamfasting

    The Hobbit isn't even filming yet and the age of dragons has begun ( but as a big fan of dragons, I'm not going to complain :) )

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 10:39 p.m. CST


    by Player01

    I still have no idea where you got Salamander from...

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 10:44 p.m. CST

    Imagine how much better this would look

    by snallyg

    if Don Bluth did it in 2D cell animation

  • Nov. 3, 2009, 11:02 p.m. CST

    I like dragons that look like DRAGONS

    by FeralAngel

    And not aliens or horned toads or salamanders or lumpy winged dinosaurs. I say the Chris Sanders dragon looks like ass and I say to hell with it. Screw you all you Sanders worshippers.

  • Nov. 4, 2009, 2:24 a.m. CST

    The boy is too annoying to bear. But I've

    by Dingbatty

    no problem with the dragon. It's shape resembles some figureheads on longships and stylized Viking "gripping beasts" (which look nothing like later Heraldic dragons). The one in the clip is sort of an amalgam of feline, reptile, and amphibian, much like Smaug in the Rankin-Bass version was a cross between a dragon and a cat.<br>The one Viking sounds like his is voiced by Craig Ferguson?

  • Nov. 4, 2009, 2:24 a.m. CST

    "he" is voiced by, meant to type

    by Dingbatty

  • Nov. 4, 2009, 6:54 a.m. CST

    Pixar vs. Dreamworks

    by AnUsulDarkley

    Seems Pixar has gone the heavy route on their last two films. Even though they are good (WALL-E and up) I enjoyed Monsters vs. Aliens better than both of the last two Pixar films. So I'm in.

  • Nov. 4, 2009, 8:25 a.m. CST

    Real dragons should be intelligent and talk

    by Nasty In The Pasty

  • Nov. 4, 2009, 9:39 a.m. CST

    As there are no real dragons

    by AnUsulDarkley

    Who's to say what a "real" dragon should be like? Can you Nasty?

  • Nov. 4, 2009, 10:07 a.m. CST

    This movie title is perfect for a porno spoof

    by YackBacker

    Love it.

  • Nov. 4, 2009, 10:52 a.m. CST

    I was really into it until I saw the "In 3-D' thing.

    by Wee Willie

    I'm already tired of 3-D. It's not that great.

  • Nov. 4, 2009, 2:52 p.m. CST

    Well... this looks like crap.

    by talonscar

    I love it when a studio grabs a title, keeps the name of a few characters, and throws the entire plot out the window to make up something new (and worse). Love it.

  • Nov. 4, 2009, 5:14 p.m. CST

    If it looked more like the typical dragon, you'd bitch about tha

    by terry1978

    Can't win for losing with these fuckers.

  • Nov. 4, 2009, 6 p.m. CST

    Don't be obtuse, AnUsulDarkley

    by Drath

    Nasty means anything worth calling a dragon should be what he says. Not saying I agree with him, Vermathrax Pajorative was just fine and didn't talk, but I agree that movies very rarely present cool talking intelligent dragons--and even when they do them right, the movie itself is often lame.---------This looks good, but I don't like the voice cast. And as always, I kind of want to see a battle between good and evil dragon riders when I see this kind of subject come up. Hope it's better than Eragon though.

  • Nov. 4, 2009, 7:04 p.m. CST


    by Bellam

    I like Vikings. I like Dragamanders. I don't like tired nebbish heroes or their tired sassy blonde love interests, nor do I like the terribly lazy Learning A Lesson About Difference And Understanding And Believing In Yourself.<br><br>But I like Vikings and Dragamanders. So there's that.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 12:15 a.m. CST

    You don't wanna compare your dragon to BIG LOB's...

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Yes, its trained.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 1:41 p.m. CST

    "American jerks are going home..."

    by Royston Lodge

    "Now we sleep for a thousand years.<p> When we wake the world will end."<p> Sorry, I had that dragon song stuck in my head and I had to let it out.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 1:49 p.m. CST

    Looks good

    by TooWhippy

    It doesn't look like a typical stupid Shrek or animal movie.