How To Train Your Dragon tells the story of a young Viking named Hiccup who befriends a wounded dragon. Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, America Ferrera, Craig Ferguson and Jonah Hill provide voice talent for the 3-D animated film, which opens next March.
Will it do for scary green dragons what Shrek did for scary green ogres? We’re sure that’s what DreamWorks is hoping, but from the trailer after the jump, it’s hard to tell. The thing that made Shrek a box office smash was the fact that it was a children’s story laced with adult humor. This one seems more action-based, which could be a misstep. We’re also thrown off by the fact that Ferrera is voicing the blonde love interest. It’s like Betty Suarez has turned into Amanda Tanen overnight.
Take a look and let us know what you think.