Do we have any How to Train a Dragon fans out there? I am a huge fan of that Dreamworks animation. Its one of my favorites. Everything about that movie is just perfect to me. So when this movie came out, I had to get it.
DRAGONS: GIFT OF THE NIGHT FURY (2011)
DIRECTOR: Tom Owens
This is a very short animation clocking in about 20+ minutes. However, for the How to Train a Dragon fans out there, this does live up to it. Its a holidays spinoff of the movie. Christmas on the island of Berk is called Snoggletog. As everyone on Berk prepares for the holidays, their traditions quite similar to ours with Christmas tree made with shields (I think) and decorations, one day the dragons all fly off and don’t come back. Hiccup accidentally gets dragged in and realize that during the winter holidays the dragons celebrate it in their own little way as well.
It gives us the same style as the movie itself. We get back all the characters like Hiccup, Astrid, Toothless, etc. It gives us a lot of fun moments and a lot of humour. I saw How to Train a Dragon before my reviewing days on here but maybe one day, I will review it since I do own the movie. Still, I think that Jay Baruchel does the voice of Hiccup amazingly well and mostly because he also gets cast into those roles. I hope this lasts for him at the very least.
Also, they do give us a little extra since it is only 22 minutes with a second feature of about 15+ minutes called Book of Dragons and teaches you about the different dragons with how the Book of Dragons came to be. They are pretty much teaching you, the audience how to be a dragon trainer so its pretty cool. I think if children are in the picture when you watch this, it’ll be a fun day for them.
Overall, this is a fun Christmas animation with all the features of the original with laughs and adventure. For me, just give me that cute look Toothless does and I’m already happy. And this one has cuteness overload.