2010 was a really good year for animated films. Pixar released Toy Story 3 and DreamWorks stepped up their quality in a major way with How to Train Your Dragon. I remember walking into HTTYD with absolutely no expectations and walking out knowing that I just viewed one of my now-favorite animated films. It’s such a magical film, full of heart and laughter. It’s also is impressive from a visual standpoint and one of the best uses of 3D in terms of animated films.
Director Dean DeBlois has been hard at work on a sequel, which will be coming out next summer.
How to Train Your Dragon 2 takes place five years later and follows Hiccup and Toothless as they go on yet another adventure.
Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler and most of the original cast and crew have returned for what looks like another epic adventure.
Check out the first teaser trailer below, which barely hints at the story, but does give us enough visual beauty to drool over, while also dropping in a few great Toothless facial expressions.
How to Train Your Dragon 2 opens on June 20th, 2014.