How to Train Your Dragon:

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76 InverurieJones7th Jun 2011 02:46:17 AM from North of the Wall. , Relationship Status: And they all lived happily ever after <3
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NOHBODY: 'Which is appropriate, because Scotland is totally viking...'

Not totally, but large chunks of it, including most of the West Coast. The island where Hiccup lives is based on a couple of places in the Outer Hebrides, though it almost exactly fits most mainland Scots' perceptions of Shetland.
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77 annebeeche7th Jun 2011 04:11:49 AM from by the long tidal river
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[up]Everything you just said made complete amounts of sense.

-drops map-

-skips off into the foilage-

edited 7th Jun '11 4:12:25 AM by annebeeche

Banned entirely for telling FE that he was being rude and not contributing to the discussion. I shall watch down from the goon heavens.
78 KnownUnknown12th Mar 2012 09:03:29 PM from Here. There. Everywhere.
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It might be interesting if the sequel brings in other creatures of Norse mythology. Sea serpents, giants, elves, nature spirits...
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79 MadassAlex13th Mar 2012 11:18:47 PM from the Middle Ages.
I am vexed!
Dragons are actually pretty rare in Norse mythology; they feature much more prominently (but are still uncommon) in late medieval Christian legends. Their prominence in this film can be attributed to the osmotic quality of dragons in culture.
80 KnownUnknown14th Mar 2012 12:50:54 PM from Here. There. Everywhere.
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Apparently the Sea Monster bit is semi-covered - according to Book Of Dragons sea monsters in HTTYD are just dragons that live in the sea.
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81 UltimateFalconFart22nd Mar 2012 05:29:53 PM from The Twilight Zone , Relationship Status: Coming soon to theaters
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One of the best Dreamworks films I've seen.
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Details on the show coming in September. Mark Hamill will play book villain Alvin the Treacherous

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83 Mort0814th Jul 2012 10:58:23 AM from Oklahoma , Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
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-jaw drops- Okay, I've gotta watch this.

But then who will Kit Harington be playing in the sequel?
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Low-quality video of the Cartoon Network Big Fan Weekend preview. Holy hell, this is some of the best TV CG animation I've seen

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85 Mort0814th Jul 2012 12:19:56 PM from Oklahoma , Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
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Is it too early to call this one of the best movie-based TV shows ever?
86 KnownUnknown14th Jul 2012 12:47:32 PM from Here. There. Everywhere.
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I was not expecting the animation to be so downright amazing. Though it seems they traded backgrounds for character animation (kind of the opposite of Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness).

And September! I wasn't expecting it to be out so soon.

^ As long as they don't exaggerate the characters. Y'know, make Snotlout into so much of a jerk that he's totlly unlikeable, make Fishlegs into a wimp, that sort of thing. I don't expect them to derail them, per se, but an adaptation making a character's traits or flaws so all-consuming that they cease to be entertaining happens all the time.

Also, Mark Hamill. Playing the villain. Absolutely not surprised.

And I was expecting the main villain to be a human, probably a raider or barbarian bandit or something like that. Maybe also a dragon-hater.

edited 14th Jul '12 12:51:06 PM by KnownUnknown

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87 Mort0814th Jul 2012 12:52:24 PM from Oklahoma , Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
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[up] I don't know what they'll do about Fishlegs, but Snotlout actually wasn't that much of a jerk in Gift of the Night Fury. Who knows?
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It's pretty ambitious from a writing standpoint too. Goal is to make it so it seamlessly blends from the first film to the second as the show goes on
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89 KnownUnknown14th Jul 2012 02:34:19 PM from Here. There. Everywhere.
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Stoic initially absconds with Toothless early in the series, but he's a little to heavy for Toothless to carry, leading Stoic to take control of the massive dragon Thunderdrum.

I want to see this. Now. All of it.

Especially Stoic "absconding" with Toothless, which gives me the impression that he tries to commandeer him cop-style and ends up falling on his face because damn that guy is huge.
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I also imagine Toothless wouldn't like it. And I think Stoick might have problems working the tailfin.
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91 Sijo15th Jul 2012 08:56:55 AM from Puerto Rico
Hmm...
So is there any HTTYD/Brave fan fic yet? I mean, they seem like they could cross over easily.
92 Mort0815th Jul 2012 10:31:09 AM from Oklahoma , Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
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There's a few, I think, but I haven't read them.
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Oh my gosh this is great, I was so concerned about the characters would look but.. phew... I'm looking forward to this.
Didn't know there was going to be a series. I liked the movie except the main character, whose voice I hated and found incredibly annoying.
95 Enkufka4th Sep 2012 10:50:26 PM from Bay of White fish
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Just saw this earlier tonight, and I was wowed.
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96 TamH704th Oct 2012 10:35:18 PM from 合計虐殺 , Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
War ALWAYS changes. Man does not.
This film is unutterably beautiful. Makes me even more pissed off that the Pern series of books never got a live action or animated adaptation though...
97 Bunai5th Oct 2012 08:07:59 PM from The internet
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I love that the Thunderdrum became a part of the group, it is so cool looking. And it fits Stoick perfectly.
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98 TamH707th Oct 2012 05:48:53 AM from 合計虐殺 , Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
War ALWAYS changes. Man does not.
Listening to the soundtrack song, "Test Drive" and going "this is awesome!" made me wonder why /spit The /spit Social /spit Network won the Oscar.
99 OhnoaBear8th Oct 2012 01:03:00 PM from Exiting, pursued by a...
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So, I've been keeping up with the series and I have to say that this is the best film to TV transition I have ever seen from a work. Truly hope that the quality remains consistent.

Curious about the schedule change though. Anyone with the proper context know if a shift from Thursday to Wednesday is a good or bad sign?

Also, I wonder how they're going to do the voices in the next film. I mean, it seems like it might be a bit of a slap in the face to the TV actors to bring back the first film actors.

Added Note: Fishlegs and Meatlug are adorable.

edited 8th Oct '12 1:17:19 PM by OhnoaBear

Any fan art of a humanized grungel?

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