Animation Progression For How To Train Your Dragon

I've always thought it was cool to see how an animated film comes into being. DreamWorks hooked us up with a couple of frames of animation progression for their new 3D hit, How To Train Your Dragon. It's amazing how this stuff gets from the sketched storyboard to the finished polished CGI stage. After the jump, you can check out another couple of progression examples and just be amazed at the talent it takes to make these films. Click on the picture to see the photos bigger.

A Viking teenager named Hiccup lives on the island of Berk, where fighting dragons is a way of life. The teen's smarts and offbeat sense of humor don't sit too well with his tribe or its chief... who just happens to be Hiccup's father. However, when Hiccup is included in Dragon Training with the other Viking teens, he sees his chance to prove he has what it takes to be a fighter. But when he encounters (and ultimately befriends) an injured dragon, his world is flipped upside down, and what started out as Hiccup's one shot to prove himself turns into an opportunity to set a new course for the future of the entire tribe.

How To Train Your Dragon was directed by Christopher Sanders and Dean DeBlois. It features the voices of Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, and Craig Ferguson.

The movie flies into theaters on March 26th.