The show is supposed to seamlessly bridge the gap between the first HTTYD film and its sequel (so it seems like we will be watching Hiccup’s awkward puberty phase until he becomes the hunk who will emerge for the sequel on June 13th).
“The television series works in tandem with the feature films and DVD specials, allowing fans to delve deeper into dragon lore. From the origin of Hiccup’s new flight suit and the secrets of his dragon blade to the young Vikings budding romance with Astrid, DreamWorks Dragons on Netflix gives viewers rich details of the larger narrative with the introduction of new dragons, exotic places and worlds unknown.”
Jay Baruchel (Hiccup), America Ferrera (Astrid), and Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Fishlegs) who are the original voice actors from HTTYD will be lending their voices to the Netflix series as well.
The only downside to this exciting development? The updated show will not be seen until 2015, a full year after the sequel is released.
Are you excited about this series and it’s new platform on Netflix?
Alissa is a student at the Rochester Institute of Technology, studying Media Arts & Technology. Her hometown is in the Middle-of-Nowhere, NY, where winter is approximately 6 months of the year. She is extremely nerdy, and loves all things animated, literary, or Harry Potter related. Her older sister spawned her love of animation by dragging her downstairs at 2 a.m. every morning and making her watch various films until their parents took them back to bed. Some of her all-time favorite films include Mulan, The LEGO Movie, Up, Tangled, and The Lion King. She also collects old Peanuts comic strips, and spends her free time reading, writing for the Rotoscopers, and working a variety of jobs. You can follow Alissa on Instagram and Twitter: @ThisAlissa. See her work here.