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How to Train Your Dragon

25/05/2009. Contributed by Jessica Martin

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DreamWorks Animation, the Nest is told, is in the early development stages on a live arena show based on its 2010 movie, How to Train Your Dragon. DreamWorks Animation is collaborating with the Australia-based Global Creatures, a firm specialising in live theatrical productions employing animatronic technology, to do the arena show.

Global Creatures; Carmen Pavlovic told the Nest, "We believe we have created a new genre in entertainment and hope to bring ground breaking product to arenas for years to come. A collaboration between our companies is a natural fit. DreamWorks Animation is a world leader in family oriented entertainment and Global Creatures is developing family shows for international arena touring. We are thrilled with the opportunity to combine our theatrical innovation with a creative juggernaut such as DreamWorks Animation. We hope audiences will be as excited by Dragons as they have been by Dinosaurs."

DreamWorks Animation COO Ann Daly added, "Global Creatures is the creative force behind the award winning Walking with Dinosaurs, the arena spectacular. They are at the cutting edge in creating life-like animatronics and we are extremely excited to be bringing our Dragons to life. With our collaboration, it will give us the unique opportunity to connect with our family audiences in cities around the country in fresh and inventive ways."

How to Train Your Dragon is an adventure comedy set in the mythical world of vikings and dragons, based on the book by Cressida Cowell. The story centres on a scrawny teenager, who lives on the island of Berk, where fighting dragons is a way of life.

Initiation is coming, and this is his one chance to prove his worthiness to his tribe and father. But when he encounters, and ultimately befriends, an injured dragon, his world is turned upside down. The film will star Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, America Ferrara, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Craig Ferguson, Kristen Wiig and T.J. Miller.

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