Sequels are hard enough, but animated sequels are arguably tougher. Why? Animation in general takes longer than live action film to make, which means that a lot of decisions about story, tone, character and more have to be made early. Do you change things up the second go-around or do you play to the formula that was already a success? There are dangers in both approaches, and in general, the genre has not always lent it self well to followups outside the Pixar realm (at least creatively; things like “Ice Age” continue to rack up money). So it will be interesting to see if “How To Train Your Dragon 2” can please the critics and audiences who loved the first movie.
Well, you can get a new taste, with a couple of fresh clips and a featurette giving you a look at what DreamWorks is putting together. Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Cate Blanchett, Djimon Honsou, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, T.J. Miller and Kristen Wiig lend their voices to the movie, which finds Hiccup and Toothless traveling the world before crossing paths with someone who is trapping dragons and hiding them away. High flying adventure will follow, we suppose.
“How To Train Your Dragon 2” opens on June 13th. Watch below.