|“||We're no longer safe here. We all have to disappear. Completely off the map! We have to fight for their freedom.||”|
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, is an animated movie produced by DreamWorks Animation and the sequel to How to Train Your Dragon 2. It is the third and final installment in the movie franchise that was released in the U.S. on February 22, 2019.
|“||What began as an unlikely friendship between an adolescent Viking and a fearsome Night Fury dragon has become an epic trilogy spanning their lives. In this next chapter, Hiccup and Toothless will finally discover their true destinies: the village chief as ruler of Berk alongside Astrid, and the dragon as leader of his own kind. As both ascend, the darkest threat they've yet faced — as well as the appearance of a female Night Fury — will test the bonds of their relationship like never before.||”|
|— Official film website|
Development and Production
One year after the events of the second film, Hiccup continues to rescue dragons with his fellow Dragon Riders and friends. Even though he has fulfilled his dream of creating a utopia where humans and dragons live together, Hiccup still tries to save dragons and bring them to Berk while dreaming of finding the mythical 'Hidden World', a safe haven for dragons his late father Stoick told him about. Unfortunately, his efforts have also resulted in the island becoming severely overpopulated with dragons. Meanwhile, a white female dragon held captive by Warlords, is given to infamous dragon hunter Grimmel the Grisly as bait for him to capture Toothless for the Warlords' use as an Alpha.
Toothless discovers the female Fury (dubbed a "Light Fury" by Astrid) in the woods around Berk, the two quickly becoming enchanted with each other; yet, the Light Fury senses Hiccup's presence (him having followed Toothless) and flees. Hiccup and Tuffnut later discover Grimmel's dragon traps in the woods. Grimmel visits Hiccup that night, but the latter has prepared an ambush to capture him; Grimmel manages to escape, burning Hiccup's house in the progress. Hiccup rallies Berk's citizens and dragons to leave Berk on a quest to find the Hidden World.
Mid-journey, the Berkians discover island which they initially plan to rest on; soon, though, they decide to settle there, even if only temporarily. Seeing Toothless' inability to fly solo hindering his growing relationship with the Light Fury, Hiccup builds him an automatic tail. Upon receiving the tail, Toothless flies off, meeting the Light Fury on his own and flying with her to an unknown land. Valka, on a scouting patrol, notices Grimmel's approaching army, quickly reporting back to warn Hiccup. Hiccup and the Dragon Riders head to capture Grimmel; yet, they fall into his trap, barely escaping. Ruffnut, however, is captured but irritates Grimmel until he lets her go. Unknown to Ruffnut, she has accidentally revealed the Berkians' new location and Grimmel secretly follows her.
Hiccup and Astrid search for Toothless, finding the Hidden World and seeing Toothless and the Light Fury leading the dragons there as Alphas and mates. However, the two are soon discovered, Toothless being forced to leave and take Hiccup and Astrid back to the Berkians. Hiccup realizes his people wouldn't be safe living with dragons in the Hidden World, and moreover, have no business intruding upon the dragons' home. Suddenly, Grimmel, having followed Ruffnut, appears and captures Toothless and the Light Fury.
With Astrid's encouragement, Hiccup sets out with the Dragon Riders to stop Grimmel and his army and save Toothless, the Light Fury, and all the captured dragons. Gliding in on wingsuits, the group catch Grimmel's army off-guard, igniting a massive battle. Hiccup frees Toothless, while Grimmel drugs the Light Fury into obeying him. Hiccup and Toothless give chase; after a heated aerial duel, Grimmel tranquilizes Toothless midair. Hiccup, realizing he cannot save Toothless by himself, frees the Light Fury instead and commands her to save the Night Fury. Hiccup and Grimmel plummet to the sea with Hiccup fully accepting that this may be his end. The Light Fury, however, unexpectedly returns to save Hiccup, while allowing Grimmel to fall to his death.
The battle won, back on the island, Hiccup fully realizes that the dragons will likely never be safe in the human world and that the Hidden World is where they truly belong. With great sadness, Hiccup and Toothless bid farewell to each other as all of the Berkians set their dragons free. Toothless and the Light Fury then lead the dragons to the Hidden World. Sometime later, Hiccup and Astrid get married as the Berkians settle permanently onto their new island. Years later Hiccup, Astrid and their two children, Zephyr and Nuffink, sail across the sea to visit Toothless, the Light Fury, their three offspring and Stormfly at the edge of the Hidden World; Hiccup vows that until mankind can coexist peacefully with dragons, the dragons will stay hidden while the Berkians guard their secret.
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- Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III voiced by Jay Baruchel; AJ Kane - young - The newly crowned Viking chief of Berk and the one who initially trained the dragons. His dragon and best friend is Toothless, a Night Fury who became the Alpha Dragon after the events of the second film.
- Valka voiced by Cate Blanchett - A former dragon rescuer and Hiccup's mother, now living on Berk after twenty years of isolation. Her dragon is Cloudjumper, a Stormcutter.
- Astrid Hofferson voiced by America Ferrera - A strong, independent woman and an excellent fighter. She is also Hiccup's betrothed (fiancée) and fellow Dragon Rider. Her dragon is Stormfly, a Deadly Nadder.
- Gobber the Belch voiced by Craig Ferguson - A seasoned Viking, blacksmith, and dragon dentist. His dragon is Grump, a Hotburple.
- Fishlegs Ingerman voiced by Christopher Mintz-Plasse - One of the Dragon Riders and a bookworm on the many traits and characteristics of most dragon species. His dragon is Meatlug, a Gronckle.
- Snotlout Jorgenson voiced by Jonah Hill - One of the Dragon Riders whose pride and arrogance often get the better of him. His dragon is Hookfang, a Monstrous Nightmare.
- Tuffnut Thorston voiced by Justin Rupple - A Dragon Rider, and one of the quarrelsome fraternal twins who share a two-headed Hideous Zippleback. The head he rides is named Belch.
- Ruffnut Thorston voiced by Kristen Wiig - A Dragon Rider, and one of the quarrelsome fraternal twins who share a two-headed Hideous Zippleback. The head she rides is named Barf.
- Eret, Son of Eret voiced by Kit Harington - An ex-trapper who used to work for Drago Bludvist, but has now joined the Dragon Riders. His dragon is Skullcrusher, a Rumblehorn, who was passed over to him after Stoick's death.
- Grimmel the Grisly voiced by F. Murray Abraham - A cunning dragon hunter who is responsible for the near-extinction of the Night Furies. He has trained six Deathgrippers to be his vicious killers.
- Stoick the Vast voiced by Gerard Butler - The former Viking chief of Berk, Hiccup's late father and Valka's late husband. He was killed during the events of How to Train Your Dragon 2, but his character appears in flashbacks.
- Spitelout Jorgenson voiced by David Tennant - Snotlout's father and a member of the Hooligan Tribe.
- Phlegma the Fierce voiced by Ashley Jensen - A member of the Hooligan Tribe.
- Hoark the Haggard voiced by Kieron Elliot - A member of the Hooligan Tribe.
- Ack - A member of the Hooligan Tribe.
- Ragnar the Rock voiced by Ólafur Darri Ólafsson - A dragon poaching Warlord and an employer of Grimmel.
- Chaghatai Khan voiced by James Sie - A dragon poaching Warlord and an employer of Grimmel.
- Griselda the Grievous voiced by Julia Emelin - A dragon poaching Warlord and an employer of Grimmel.
- Ivar the Witless voiced by David Tennant - A dragon trapper who works for the Warlords.
- Unnamed Light Fury
- Barf and Belch
- Night Light Hatchlings
- Gothi's Pet
- Drago's Bewilderbeast
- Grimmel's Deathgrippers
- Rescued Crimson Goregutter
- Rescued Hobgobbler
- Clam (mentioned)
- Mouse (mentioned)
- Rabbit (mentioned)
- Rat (mentioned)
- Snake (mentioned)
- Whale (mentioned)
- Crimson Goregutter
- Deadly Nadder
- Hideous Zippleback
- Light Fury
- Monstrous Nightmare
- Night Fury
- Night Light
- Terrible Terror
- Unknown dragons
- Hidden World
- Isle of Berk
- New Berk
- Astrid's Axe
- Astrid's Dragon Scale Armor
- Astrid's Kransen
- Eret's Dragon Scale Armor
- Eret's Swords
- Fishlegs' Dragon Cards
- Fishlegs' Dragon Scale Armor
- Grimmel's Airship
- Grimmel's Crossbow
- Hiccup's Dragon Scale Armor
- Hiccup's Journal
- Hiccup's Prosthetic Leg
- Hiccup's Toy
- Magnifying Glass
- Ruffnut's Dragon Scale Armor
- Snotlout's Dragon Scale Armor
- Snotlout's Hammer
- Tuffnut's Dragon Scale Armor
- Valka's Shield
- Valka's Staff
- Viking Longship
- Rotoscopers had posted two April Fools articles on the third film:
- On April 1, 2016, Rotoscopers posted an article saying that the 3rd movie was originally going to have a PG-13 Rating. However, this was an April Fools prank, as stated behind the "Original Source" link at the bottom of the article.
- On April 1, 2017, Rotoscopers posted an article saying that the 3rd movie was being split into two movies; the second of which was due out in 2020. However, this was an April Fools prank, as stated behind the "Original Source" link at the bottom of the article. It fooled millions, however, and even IMDb launched a page for "How to Train Your Dragon 3, Part 2" until informed fans had it taken down.
- On April 17, 2018, the title How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World was confirmed.
- The film's theatrical showing will be preceded by an original DreamWorks short, though the short assigned to the movie is yet to be determined.
- Due to the recent sale to NBC Universal, DreamWorks Animation took a year and a half hiatus through 2018 to reorganize. Their first film once they were back in commission was How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.
- Jay Baruchel and America Ferrera have been confirmed as the lead voice actors in How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.
- There are going to be five books that will be tied to the third movie: World of Dragons, The Night Fury and the Light Fury, Journey to New Berk, Meet the New Dragons, and How to Train Your Dragon The Hidden World The Movie Storybook.
- The line at the beginning of the trailer, "There were dragons, when I was a boy." is a reference to how the How to Train Your Dragon books started and ended.
- On January 2, 2019, it was confirmed that Justin Rupple is replacing T.J. Miller as the voice actor of Tuffnut Thorston.
- How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World was first released on January 3, 2019 in Australia and New Zealand, mid-January in The Netherlands and was released in the UK on February 1st, 2019 and was released the USA on February 22nd, 2019.
- At the end of the film, as they are going their separate ways, Hiccup touches Toothless' snout in the exact same way he did at their first meeting.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. (Copyright - 2019). Box Office Mojo.
- ↑ About the film. (Copyright - 2018). Official film website.
- ↑ Amidi, Amid. (Date Published - November 15, 2017). Dreamworks Is Going To Start Adding Shorts In Front Of Its Theatrical Films. Cartoon Brew.
- ↑ Ostrum, Kyle. (Date Published - December 28, 2017). DreamWorks Countdown: Conclusion. Rotoscopers.
- ↑ Milligan, Mercedes. (Date Published - April 17, 2018). DreamWorks Animation Unveils Annecy 2018 Line-Up. Animation Magazine.
- ↑ Solzman, Danielle. (Date Published - January 2, 2019). Justin Rupple joins How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World cast. solzyatthemovie.
- Official film website
- How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World on Wikipedia
- How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World on Rotten Tomatoes
- How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World on Metacritic