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FIRST LOOK: DreamWorks “Dragons: Riders of Berk”

DreamWorks Dragons: Riders of Berk premieres Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network. The Academy Award®-nominated film, How To Train Your Dragon, which grossed approximately $500 million at the worldwide box office and opened as the #1 film in over 30 countries, serves as the launching pad for the third episodic television series from DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) and its first-ever on Cartoon Network.

This weekly animated series follows the continuing adventures of Hiccup and his dragon Toothless on the Viking island of Berk, along with the band of dragon trainers, all of whom now have dragons of their own! Through their training, the kids develop special bonds with their dragons by learning about each dragon’s unique powers, discovering entirely new species and battling against new villains as they explore whole new worlds they never dreamed existed.

DreamWorks Dragons: Riders of Berk features an all-star line-up of voice talent, including Jay Baruchel (Hiccup), America Ferrera (Astrid), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Fishlegs) and T.J. Miller (Tuffnut), all of whom are original cast members from the feature film, which was among the top ten movies at the global box office in 2010. In addition, Tim Conway (Mulch), Chris Edgerly (Gobber), Mark Hamill (Alvin the Treacherous), Julie Marcus (Ruffnut), Nolan North(Stoick), Zach Pearlman (Snotlout), Stephen Root (Mildew) and Tom Wilson (Bucket) voice main characters throughout the series.

DreamWorks Animation’s much-anticipated sequel to How To Train Your Dragon is scheduled to be released in theaters on June 20, 2014.

DreamWorks Dragons: Riders of Berk is produced by DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. Art Brown and Douglas Sloan are show runners. The series is co-executive produced by Sandra Rabins. Anthony Bell serves as supervising director.

  • Sarah J

    Eh. I’d be more inclined to watch this if it wasn’t CGI. Maybe the writing will be good, maybe not, but CGI is something that just doesn’t look good unless you can go all out, which TV shows can never do. So most CGI TV shows tend to be, well, a bit of an eyesore. I really enjoyed the movie so I’ll probably give the show a chance, though.

  • Russell H

    The title seems awfully close to that of classic sf novel DRAGONRIDERS OF PERN by Anne McCaffrey. Possible confusion and possible copyright/trademark infringement issues?

  • Scarabim

    I love Dreamwork’s “Dragon” series and its spinoffs, especially the EXCELLENT Christmas special. (Well, I didn’t love the short about the Boneknapper dragon. Very weak writing in that one). But this new series intrigues me and I’ll definitely be tuning in. It sounds like they’re doing the movie justice. Kudos to DW!