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Watch: New Trailer For 'How To Train Your Dragon 2' Takes Flight

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 10, 2014 11:37 AM
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How To Train Your Dragon 2
One of our 100 Most Anticipated Films Of 2014, and set to feature new music from Sigur Ros frontman Jónsi, expectations are riding pretty high on "How To Train Your Dragon 2." The first film landed four years ago, and surprised many by taking in nearly $500 million worldwide. And before you could say franchise, a TV spinoff and sequel were in development. And today brings with it a new look at the animated film.

The 100 Most Anticipated Films Of 2014

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • January 6, 2014 1:14 PM
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100 Most Anticipated Films Of 2014 (part 2)
Last week we brought you numbers 100-51 of our 100 Most Anticipated Films of 2014. And while we still have several other look-ahead-to-2014 pieces in the works for the coming days, like a Sundance preview, 2014 Films We've Already Seen, and the ever-controversial Will These Films Suck? rundown of potential lowlights, today we get on to the section that really matters--the top 50 2014 films we're looking forward to most. It's a mouthwatering selection that convinces us once again that we collectively have the greatest job in the world, and has us antsy for the January doldrums to get gone, so let's dive straight in, shall we?

Watch: New Trailer For 'How To Train Your Dragon 2' Takes To The Skies

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 19, 2013 5:41 AM
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How To Train Your Dragon 2
In the age of quick turnaround sequels, the four year wait for "How To Train Your Dragon 2" seems like an eon. But now a bonafide franchise—not only with a big screen followup, but a small screen offshoot too on Cartoon Network—DreamWorks is ready to cash in the success of the first movie. But can movie magic erupt like so much fire from the dragon's belly twice?

Sigur Ros Frontman Jonsi Working On Music For 'How To Train Your Dragon 2,' Cate Blanchett Joins Voice Cast

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 18, 2013 4:22 PM
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Given the suddenly prodigious production rate the Icelandic atmospheric rockers Sigur Ros are working at these days, it's hard to believe that frontman Jonsi has time for anything else. With the band dropping two albums in the past two years -- 2012's Valtari and 2013's Kveikur -- while touring, commissioning music videos and more, it seems that the otherwordly singer is dipping his toes back in the movie biz. In 2011, he scored Cameron Crowe's "We Bought A Zoo" and while we wait for them to reteam on the director's next effort, Jonsi is returning to the animated world.

Watch: First Teaser Trailer For 'How To Train Your Dragon 2' Flies Online

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 12, 2013 7:53 AM
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When "How To Train Your Dragon" arrived in the spring of 2010 (which feels like eons ago), could anyone have predicted it would earn nearly $500 million worldwide? Frankly, no one knew, but DreamWorks suddenly had franchise material on their hands and they didn't waste a single moment. A Cartoon Network TV series is now on the air, a standalone TV special was created and now they are bringing back Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) and the gang for another big screen adventure in "How To Train Your Dragon 2," and the first teaser trailer is here.

Third 'How To Train Your Dragon' Movie Being Eyed, While DVD Short Gets Holiday Airing At Christmas

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 2, 2012 3:31 PM
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As Disney showed earlier this week with the purchase Lucasfilm, it's all about branding, merchandising and leveraging properties so they keep generating revenue as long as possible. And that's no less true at the other major studios that continue to pursue tentpoles that can be sequelized, spun off, packaged in Happy Meals and more. All of which brings us to "How To Train Your Dragon."

DreamWorks Animation Reveals Ambitious 12-Movie Slate Including 'How To Train Your Dragon 3' & 'B.O.O.' With Seth Rogen

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 10, 2012 2:35 PM
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With 20th Century Fox recently picking up the distribution duties for DreamWorks Animation's films (following a profitable relationship with Paramount Pictures that ended somewhat sourly), it was all but a matter of time before the studio announced (via Hollywood Reporter) a fuller slate of movies for the partnership, but this is unprecedented – an ambitious, 12-movie schedule that includes three and sometimes four movies a year, including not one but two "How to Train Your Dragon" sequels and a new paranormal-themed movie starring Seth Rogen.

Amber Heard Has 'Paranoia'; Kit Harington Adds Voice To 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' & Frank Grillo Joins 'Mary And Martha'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • June 20, 2012 2:16 PM
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Amber Heard is in talks to join the thriller “Paranoia” as the female lead opposite everyone’s second favourite Hemsworth (well, except for Miley Cyrus we guess), Liam. The prolific director of “Killers,” “The Ugly Truth,” “Monster-in-Law” and “Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!,” Robert Luketic, is the man behind the camera, and Heard joins a cast which impressively already includes Gary Oldman, Harrison Ford, Lucas Till and "Nip/Tuck" star Julian McMahon. Heard most recently starred opposite Johnny Depp in “The Rum Diary” and may be remembered by many for looking pretty in the likes of “Drive Angry,” “The Ward,” and “The Joneses.” This will finally give her a chance to act rather than be little more than an accessory, as she will play Hemsworth's love interest who happens to be his ticket to spying into a rival firm in the corporate thriller.

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