Dragon Directors DeBlois & Sanders Talk


Our woman-about-town Reesa Cruz-Hawkins made her way out to a roundtable interview with How To Train Your Dragon directors Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders a couple of weeks ago when they headed into the Dallas, TX are for a press tour they're on. Director DeBlois is probably most well-known as the director of Disney's Lilo & Stitch; writer of Mulan, Lilo & Stitch, and the Stitch! animated series; and animation artwork on Atlantis: The Lost Empire,Thumbelina, and A Troll in Central Park. Sanders has worked on Lilo & Stitch the movie and TV series as director; art and animation work for The Rescuers Down Under, Lilo & Stitch, Garfield: His 9 Lives, Muppet Babies, and Beauty and the Beast; and writer for Stitch!, Lilo & Stitch, Mulan, The Lion King, Aladdin, and Beauty and the Beast. Needless to say, these guys are extremely talented and it was an honor to get to sit in on this interview.You can download the entire interview right here.

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.

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