The “How to Train Your Dragon” Story
Ah, a new recruit! Want to train dragons, do ye? We'll see about that. Here it is:
The How to Train Your Dragon story. For certain, any story that earns over a billion dollars and is seen in some form or another by hundreds of millions of people around the world, is in every way big. The How to Train Your Dragon story, both as the original book series and the movie franchise, has connected with people by tapping into their heartfelt desires for peace and friendship through adversity, while not pretending that good things come without effort, risk and sometimes sacrifice.
By distancing the story's characters back into a mythical time of Vikings that everyday people know little about and can only imagine, the story frees itself considerably from peoples' sometimes-necessary cynicism that modern life forces upon them.
Witnessing the story's characters, from far and long ago, share mankind's most fundamental universal and relatable feelings, problems and triumphs makes the experience more personal and also more urgent.
The foundations for this story's success were strong, and allowed its tellers to offer a now receptive audience increasing ways of experiencing it again through a variety of books, (short) movies, TV series, live shows, games, soundtracks and merchandise.
The following pages will explain each category of How to Train Your Dragon related materials, various (sometimes free) ways on owning and experiencing them, as well as links to more information.
None of these links are affiliate links. This is an independent fansite and instead of trying to sell you something, we want to show you what this story can offer you personally, from a fan's perspective.
Enjoy your visit at our place, dear fellow fans and Dragon Riders!
A page on the HTTYD soundtracks is still to be added - see our Planned Updates & Updates Log for details.
Header image is a montage of a scene from the short (HTTYD) movie "Book of Dragons" and the original How to Train Your Dragon book by Cressida Cowell.
Other images found at: https://howtotrainyourdragon.fandom.com/wiki/How_to_Train_Your_Dragon_Wiki
(Accessed December 2018 - January 2019)
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