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Still shot from the movie: How To Train Your Dragon.

How To Train Your Dragon

Hiccup (voice of Jay Baruchel) is already a bit of a disappointment in his Viking community, but the teen is in danger of being cast out when he turns from the tribe's tradition of dragon slaying, and instead tries to tame one of the mythical creatures. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: A-
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: A-
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: B+
Run Time: 98
Theater Release: 26 Mar 2010
Video Release: 15 Oct 2010
MPAA Rating: PG
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How We Determine Our Grades

This animated film, which can be seen in 3D in select theaters, was produced by the same studio (DreamWorks) that created Shrek, Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda. Another father and son experience communication problems in Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs.

Other tales that include human relationships with dragons are The Water Giant: Legend of the Deep, Pete’s Dragon and Eragon.

Home Video Extra Features

How to Train Your Dragon releases to home video on October 15, 2010 in three versions:

How to Train Your Dragon (Single DVD Disc Edition) offers:

- Featurette: Behind the Scenes with the Cast and Filmmakers.

How to Train Your Dragon (Double DVD Pack) includes:

- Three Deleted Scenes

- Author Cressida Cowell Shares Her Inspiration

- Learn to Draw Toothless

- The Viking Personality Test

- Viking Winter Games

- Build Your Own 3D Dragons

How to Train Your Dragon (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Dragon Double Pack) comes with all the extras found in the Double DVD pack plus:

- Game: Legend of the BoneKnapper Dragon

- The Animators’ Corner: Picture-in-Picture, Storyboards, Behind-the-Scenes Footage and Insightful Interviews.

- Pop-Up Trivia

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About the Reviewer: Kerry Bennett

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