<t>I agree with pretty much all of this. Even though it wasn't groundbreaking in it's originality, what made HTTYD great was the near perfect efficiency of the storytelling which focused on just a few characters (Hiccup, Toothless, Astrid, and Stoick) who were worth caring about. Although it was sti...
Posted 21 Feb 2015, 21:45 in How to Train Your Dragon 3
<r>I voted for none of the above.<br/> <br/> <B><s>[b]</s>Prequels detailing the early lives of Valka, Drago, or Eret-<e>[/b]</e></B> It's true that HTTYD 2 probably could have done a better job giving these characters backstories and fleshed out motivations, but I don't care about them nearly enoug...
Posted 01 Feb 2015, 14:17 in How to Train Your Dragon
<r><QUOTE author="Cartoon Freak" time="1422783226"><s>[quote=Cartoon Freak,(time=1422783226)]</s>Is it still the case that Dreamworks basically buy the Annie Awards, by buying memberships (and thus voting rights) for all its employees? I can't seem to find any current information, but if things are ...
Posted 01 Feb 2015, 13:58 in How to Train Your Dragon 2
<r><QUOTE author="Jill" time="1422037890"><s>[quote=Jill,(time=1422037890)]</s>I hope film distribution moves away from theaters to online distribution. Then, hopefully, film makers can make films that last as long as necessary to tell the story instead of adhering to time length set by the theaters...
Posted 23 Jan 2015, 15:15 in How to Train Your Dragon 3
<r><QUOTE author="Hope_and_Heir" time="1421381419"><s>[quote=Hope_and_Heir,(time=1421381419)]</s>Where did you guys get the fact that Valka was younger than Stoick by 10 years? Just curious cause I want to know what I missed. <e>[/quote]</e></QUOTE> Originally, the "Viking Guide" section of the offi...
Posted 16 Jan 2015, 00:29 in How to Train Your Dragon 2
<r><QUOTE author="Cartoon Freak" time="1421370750"><s>[quote=Cartoon Freak,(time=1421370750)]</s> 1. Yes, there are contradictions between the TV show and the movies. This is not one of them. Valka being married at age ten does not contradict anything within either movie. Yes, it certainly appears t...
Posted 15 Jan 2015, 21:59 in How to Train Your Dragon 2
<t>Regardless of who wins or gets nominated, I really don't care about award shows and never have. <br/> <br/> As to the topic of whether or not an Oscar for HTTYD 2 will affect the quality of HTTYD 3, here's my two cents. <br/> <br/> It seems that the main argument for a potential award negatively ...
Posted 15 Jan 2015, 21:26 in How to Train Your Dragon 2
<t>Technically, the logic of that source seems sound. The RoB quote suggests that Stoick was already married when he met Gobber, the HTTYD 2 quote shows that they knew each other at least as far back when Stoick was 20, and official sources promoting HTTYD 2 had Stoick being 10 years older than Valk...
Posted 15 Jan 2015, 17:37 in How to Train Your Dragon 2
I'm a fan of HISHE to begin with, and they delivered again with this video. Not only is it funny, wondering why Stoick had a blindside shot on Drago and chose only to punch him is a perfectly valid question.
Posted 11 Jan 2015, 14:56 in How to Train Your Dragon 2
<t>I really don't see this as confirming a post-HTTYD 2 setting at all. I think it's most likely that the article used the phrase "bridging the gap" in a confusing manner and that they meant to simply refer to the show's release date coming between HTTYD 2 and HTTYD 3 rather than anything to do with...
Posted 11 Jan 2015, 14:49 in DreamWorks Dragons