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‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ Officially Announced

DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. today announced plans to bring the epic action-adventure of Hiccup and his courageous Viking tribe as well as Toothless and the other beloved dragon characters on the Island of Berk back to the big screen in 3D with the sequel to How to Train Your Dragon in 2013.

The second chapter to the critically acclaimed 2010 blockbuster, How to Train Your Dragon - which has grossed nearly $500 million at the worldwide box office - will again feature the all-star voice talents of Jay Baruchel, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, T.J. Miller and Kristen Wiig.

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EXCLUSIVE: ‘The Dry Land’ Cast and Crew Video Interviews

In the seven years since the invasion of Iraq began there have been several films made about the occupation and the soldiers who are fighting for our freedom. The films have varied from action movies like The Kingdom, Green Zone too more dramatic films like The Messenger and the Oscar winning best picture The Hurt Locker. Now from independent filmmaker Ryan Piers Williams and actress/producer America Ferrera (Ugly Betty) comes The Dry Land, which opens in theaters on July 30th and explores the struggle that many of our soldiers have adjusting to civilian life once they come home war. We recently had an opportunity to sit down and speak with Piers Williams and Ferrera as well as her co-stars Ryan O'Nan (The Unusuals) and Wilmer Valderrama (That '70s Show) about the new film, it's difficult subject matter and the repercussions of the Iraq war. To watch our exclusive interview please click on the video clip below.

James (Ryan O'Nan) returns from Iraq to face a new battle-reintegrating into his small-town life in Texas. His wife (America Ferrera), his mother (Melissa Leo), and his friend (Jason Ritter) provide support, but they can't fully understand the pain and suffering he feels since his tour of duty ended. Lonely, James reconnects with an army buddy (Wilmer Valderrama), who provides him with compassion and camaraderie during his battle to process his experiences in Iraq. But their reunion also exposes the different ways that war affects people at least on the surface. The Dry Land is about one man's fight within his own terrain-his country, home, and mind-and his journey to rebuild what he's lost.

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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ Cast & Crew Featurette

From the studio that brought you Shrek, Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda comes How to Train Your Dragon, opening in theaters on March 26th. Set in the mythical world of burly Vikings and wild dragons, and based on the book by Cressida Cowell, the action comedy tells the story of Hiccup, a Viking teenager who doesn't exactly fit in with his tribe's longstanding tradition of heroic dragon slayers. We recently had the opportunity to sit down and speak with the film's stars, Jay Baruchel (She's Out Of My League), America Ferrera (Ugly Betty) and Craig Ferguson (The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson) as well as the film's directors Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois to talk about the new film, it's talented cast, the challenges of adapting the popular book, and what it takes to actually fight dragons. To watch our exclusive interview please click on the video clip below.

Meet Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III (Baruchel), heir of the Viking chiefdom, but a boy with one very big problem: a hero he is not. How to Train Your Dragon is the riotous story of Hiccup's quest to hunt down the fiercest dragon, bring it into submission, and hopefully pass his initiation. Instead, he ends up with the smallest, most ornery dragon, (it's even toothless), and befriends the beast. The Vikings' world is turned upside down when Hiccup's encounter with the dragon challenges the way they view the world and forces them to begin to look at it from an entirely different point of view. Based on the book by Cressida Cowell. Starring Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jonah Hill and Kristen Wiig. Directed by Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois, How To Train Your Dragon opens in theaters on March 26th.

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