How to Train Your Dragon is a 2010 American computer-animated action fantasy film loosely based on the 2003 book of the same name by Cressida Cowell, produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures.
The film was directed by Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois from a script by Will Davies, Sanders, and DeBlois, and stars the voices of Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, TJ Miller and Kristen Wiig.
The story takes place in a mythical Viking world where a young Viking teenager named Hiccup aspires to follow his tribe’s tradition of becoming a dragon slayer.
After finally capturing his first dragon, a Night Fury, and with his chance at the end of gaining the acceptance of the tribe, he discovers that he no longer wants to kill the dragon and instead befriends him, even calling him Toothless.
How to Train Your Dragon premiered at the Gibson Amphitheater on March 21, 2010 and opened in the United States five days later, on March 26.
The film was a commercial success, grossing nearly $ 500 million worldwide. It was widely acclaimed, being praised for its animation, voice acting, writing, musical score, and 3D sequences. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film and Best Original Score at the 83rd Academy Awards, but lost to Toy Story 3 and The Social Network, respectively. How to Train Your Dragon also won ten Annie Awards, including Best Animated Film.
Two sequels, How to Train Your Dragon 2 and How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, were released on June 13, 2014 and February 22, 2019, respectively. Like its predecessor, both sequels were widely praised and became box office hits. The success of the film has also inspired other products, becoming a franchise.