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“How To Train Your Dragon Homecoming” All-New Holiday Special to Air This December on NBC!

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How to Train Your Dragon Homecoming (Image: PR)

Fans of the highly-successful How to Train Your Dragon franchise have new content to look forward to. How to Train Your Dragon Homecoming, a half-hour animated special, will premiere on NBC on December 3, 2019, at 8:20 PM ET/PT.

The How to Train Your Dragon Homecoming animated special will bring back beloved characters from the trilogy for the holidays. Jay Baruchel will reprise his role as the voice of Hiccup. America Ferrera is coming back as Astrid. Gerard Butler will play Stoick, Craig Ferguson is Gobber, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse is Fishlegs.

As for the timeline, the animated special is:

Taking place just before the emotional epilogue from the last installment of the film trilogy – and 10 years after the end of “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” – “How to Train Your Dragon Homecoming” opens with Hiccup and Toothless sharing stories of their special relationship with their respective families as they prepare for the Snoggletog Festival.

When it becomes clear that the new generation of Vikings doesn’t remember the bond between dragon and human, Hiccup makes a plan to celebrate dragons with a grand holiday pageant. This heartwarming idea leads to a series of hilarious and exciting events, but no matter the circumstance, everyone in New Berk – young and old alike – is reminded that dragons and humans are forever bonded.

Also, take note, How to Train Your Dragon Homecoming will be made available on DVD on December 3, 2019, and on Digital come December 4, 2019, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The Digital and DVD versions come packed with special bonus features, including an inside look at the animation test featuring the “breakout stars” of the holiday special, the baby dragons known as Night Lights.

Furthermore, the animated special will be available on Hulu beginning December 5, 2019.

The upcoming holiday special is directed by Tim Johnson (Home, Antz), written by Jonathan Groff (black-ish) and Jon Pollack (Modern Family), and associate produced by Craig Rittenbaum (DreamWorks Dragons).

With the holidays coming right up, fans can also get their hands on new geeky swag from Universal Brand Development.

DreamWorks Dragons: Hatching Baby Toothless

Baby Toothless toy
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Licensee: Spin Master
SRP: $59.99 each
Age Range: 3+
Available: Now
Retailer: Target, Mass

Hatch and train your very own baby dragon Toothless! Utilizing Hatchimals technology, Toothless comes to life inside the egg. He moves, makes sounds and his eyes light up to let you know he’s inside. Tap on the egg to hear Toothless tap back and shake it around to get him aggravated enough to hatch out of the egg! Outside of his egg, Toothless is ready for fun and adventure. Play games with him like Ask Toothless, Hot Potato, and Toothless Says. Teach him how to fly, dive bomb and plasma blast – and watch as his head, wings and ears really move! Toothless will respond with roars as you make him soar through the sky and lets out a loving purr when you place your hand over his head. After a long day of training, he gets a little hungry!

DreamWorks Dragons: Baby Dragon Plush with Plastic Egg

Baby egg
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Licensee: Spin Master
SRP: $5.99 each
Age Range: 3+
Available: Now
Retailer: Walmart, Target, Mass

Crack open a plastic dragon egg to find an adorable, 3-inch tall plush creature from DreamWorks’ How to Train You Dragon: The Hidden World! Your new friend fits in the palm of your hand and is ready to be your magical companion for dragon adventure play! When it’s time to rest, use the bottom of the egg as your dragon’s nest. The Dragon Egg Plush friends are the perfect gift for kids and dragon trainers aged 4 and up. Use your new dragon to recreate exciting scenes from the fantastical DreamWorks movie, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. Which baby dragon will you take home?

DreamWorks Dragon & Viking Set

Dragon Viking Set
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Licensee: Spin Master
SRP: $14.99
Age Range: 3+
Available: Now
Retailer: Walmart, Mass

Poseable figure and Dragon: get fired up for battle with Stormfly and Astrid! Each Viking figure has authentic armor as seen in the movie, removable weapon, and poseable head, arms, and legs. Each Dragon figure has movable wings and legs so you can create battle-ready poses. for kids and Dragon trainers aged 4 and up. You can add more heroic Dragon & Viking duos to your collection and imagine all-new adventures!

DreamWorks Dragons Hidden World Gift Set

How to train your dragon homecoming
Image: PR

Licensee: Spin Master
SRP: $29.99
Age Range: 4+
Available: Now
Retailer: Target, Mass

Swoop into battle with Toothless and Lightfury, and their Viking friend, Hiccup. For Dreamwork Dragon fans ages 4 and up! Includes: 2 Dragons, 1 Figure, 1 Crystal Accessory, 1 Weapon Accessory, 1 Projectile, Instructions, 3 x LR44 batteries.

The first How to Train Your Dragon animated film was released back in 2010. The third installment in the franchise was released in the US on February 22, 2019, and was able to gross more than $510 million at the worldwide box office. The franchise even got two animated TV series.

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Author: Farid-ul-Haq

Farid has a Double Masters in Psychology and Biotechnology as well as an M.Phil in Molecular Genetics. He is the author of numerous books including Missing in Somerville, and The Game Master of Somerville. He gives us insight into comics, books, TV shows, anime/manga, video games, and movies.


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