How to Train Your Dragon

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Name: How to Train Your Dragon
Abbreviation(s): HtTYD, HTTYD
Creator: DreamWorks
Date(s): March 26, 2010
August 7, 2012 – February 16, 2018 (animated series)
June 13, 2014 (film sequel)
June 9, 2017 (film trilogy end)
Medium: animated films, animated series
Country of Origin: United States
External Links: Wikipedia page;
Official HTTYD Site
How to Train Your Dragon Minimalist Poster by KimberlyAnne7 (2012)
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How to Train Your Dragon is a 2010 animated film produced by DreamWorks based on Cressida Cowell's How to Train Your Dragon. It stars Jay Baruchel as Hiccup, as well as Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, and David Tennant. In 2014, a sequel was released.

It is one of many fandoms to star dragons.



The books are quite different from the films, featuring a small dragon instead, and are mostly ignored by the fandom. The books' story line is focused on Hiccup becoming a Hero as he calls it "The Hard Way."


The Dreamworks film is about a meek Viking boy named Hiccup, who meets an injured Night Fury, a rare and dangerous dragon his father wants to kill. Hiccup secretly befriends the dragon, betraying Viking culture.

DreamWorks Dragons

The animated television series created by DreamWorks to bridge the gap between the first and second films. The first two seasons were subtitled Riders of Berk and Defenders of Berk. Forty episodes aired on Cartoon Network. The remaining five seasons were released exclusively on Netflix and were subtitled Race to the Edge.


There is a lot of Tumblr activity for this film. See the Tumblr tag.

A popular crossover known as Rise of the Brave Tangled Dragons, which crosses Rapunzel (from Tangled), Jack Frost (from Rise of the Guardians), Merida (from Brave), and Hiccup (from How to Train Your Dragon) together. Toothless also sometimes appears in Animashes, which is unusual for a 3D animated character.


Both Hiccup and Toothless are involved in Crossover pairings in Rise of the Brave Tangled Dragons and Animash videos.



  • blinded by the sun by Akamine_Chan. Road trip for boy and dragon. AU written for Yuletide 2012
  • Hitchups by AvannaK, Hiccup didn't see the point in stopping Astrid as she ran off towards his village—towards his father—with his most desperately protected secret. He was leaving anyway. A coming-of-age tale. Deviates from movie. Borderline bromantic-comedy.
  • A Thing Of Vikings by athingofvikings, a Longfic that explores how the events of the first movie would impact the course of real-world history. Longest fic in the HTTYD tag on AO3 as of 7 December 2022.



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