=UPDATED with info about new tie-in toys celebrating the ‘How To Train Your Dragon’ franchise.-Some exciting news today for fans of the popular DreamWorks animated film trilogy ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ as Universal and NBC have just announced that the gang will be returning for a new Holiday Special set to air on NBC December 3, 2019. The new special ‘How To Train Your Dragon: Homecoming’ will also feature numerous returning voice cast members such as Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Gerard Butler and Craig Ferguson. Continue on below to check out the full announcement for the Holiday Special with some additional details, plus the official artwork.
Below you can check out the official artwork/poster for ‘How To Train Your Dragon: Homecoming’, which is followed by the official announcement for the Holiday Special.
We’ve also updated the post with some new information about related tie-in toys celebrating the beloved ‘How To Train Your Dragon’ franchise. You can find pictures and details about the new toys below the announcement for ‘Homecoming’
ALL-NEW HOLIDAY SPECIAL
‘HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON HOMECOMING’ BASED ON THE
HUGELY POPULAR DREAMWORKS ANIMATION FILM TRILOGY
TO AIR ON NBC DEC. 3 AT 8:30 PM ET/PT
Original Cast Members Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Gerard Butler and Craig Ferguson Return in Animated Half-Hour Epic Adventure
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – Oct. 10, 2019 – “How to Train Your Dragon Homecoming,” a half-hour animated special that brings the beloved characters of DreamWorks Animation’s critically acclaimed “How to Train Your Dragon” film trilogy back together for the holidays, is set to premiere this holiday season on NBC on Dec. 3, 2019, at 8:30 PM ET/PT.
“How to Train Your Dragon Homecoming” will feature the return of Jay Baruchel as the voice of Hiccup, America Ferrera as Astrid, Gerard Butler as Stoick, Craig Ferguson as Gobber, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Fishlegs. Taking place just before the emotional epilogue from the last installment of the film trilogy – and 10 years after the end of “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” – “How to Train Your Dragon Homecoming” opens with Hiccup and Toothless sharing stories of their special relationship with their respective families as they prepare for the Snoggletog Festival.
When it becomes clear that the new generation of Vikings doesn’t remember the bond between dragon and human, Hiccup makes a plan to celebrate dragons with a grand holiday pageant. This heartwarming idea leads to a series of hilarious and exciting events, but no matter the circumstance, everyone in New Berk – young and old alike – is reminded that dragons and humans are forever bonded.
DreamWorks Animation’s “How to Train Your Dragon” film trilogy has earned more than $500 million domestically, including a $55 million opening weekend for the third film when it was released in February.
“How to Train Your Dragon Homecoming” also will be available on DVD Dec. 3, 2019, and on Digital Dec. 4, 2019, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The Digital and DVD versions come packed with special bonus features, including an inside look at the animation test featuring the breakout stars of the holiday special, the baby dragons known as Night Lights.
“How to Train Your Dragon Homecoming” will be available on Hulu beginning Dec. 5, 2019.
The holiday special is directed by Tim Johnson (Home, Antz), written by Jonathan Groff (black-ish) and Jon Pollack (Modern Family), and associate produced by Craig Rittenbaum (DreamWorks Dragons).
ABOUT DREAMWORKS ANIMATION
DreamWorks Animation (DWA), a division of the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, within NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation, is a global family entertainment company with feature film and television brands. The company’s deep portfolio of intellectual property is supported by a robust, worldwide consumer products practice, which includes licensing, and location-based entertainment venues around the world. DWA’s film heritage includes many of the world’s most beloved characters and franchises, including “Shrek,” “Madagascar,” “Kung Fu Panda,” “How to Train Your Dragon,” “Trolls” and “The Boss Baby,” and have amassed more than $15 billion in global box office receipts. DreamWorks Animation’s television business has quickly become one of the world’s leading producers of high-quality, animated family programming, reaching consumers in more than 190 countries. Creating a diverse array of original content in a variety of formats and delivering deep, fully immersive worlds served up with compelling characters, the studio has garnered 25 Emmy Awards since inception in 2013.
In addition to the upcoming Holiday Special airing on NBC, Universal Brand Development has also released a number of new toys celebrating the beloved franchise. You can find details about some of the new products below!
DreamWorks Dragons: Hatching Baby Toothless Licensee: Spin Master SRP: $59.99 each Age Range: 3+ Available: Now Retailer: Target, Mass
Hatch and train your very own baby dragon Toothless! Utilizing Hatchimals technology, Toothless comes to life inside the egg. He moves, makes sounds and his eyes light up to let you know he’s inside. Tap on the egg to hear Toothless tap back and shake it around to get him aggravated enough to hatch out of the egg! Outside of his egg, Toothless is ready for fun and adventure. Play games with him like Ask Toothless, Hot Potato, and Toothless Says. Teach him how to fly, dive bomb and plasma blast – and watch as his head, wings and ears really move! Toothless will respond with roars as you make him soar through the sky and lets out a loving purr when you place your hand over his head. After a long day of training, he gets a little hungry!
DreamWorks Dragons: Baby Dragon Plush with Plastic Egg Licensee: Spin Master SRP: $5.99 each Age Range: 3+ Available: Now
Retailer: Walmart, Target, Mass
Crack open a plastic dragon egg to find an adorable, 3-inch tall plush creature from DreamWorks’ How to Train You Dragon: The Hidden World! Your new friend fits in the palm of your hand and is ready to be your magical companion for dragon adventure play! When it’s time to rest, use the bottom of the egg as your dragon’s nest. The Dragon Egg Plush friends are the perfect gift for kids and dragon trainers aged 4 and up. Use your new dragon to recreate exciting scenes from the fantastical DreamWorks movie, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. Which baby dragon will you take home?
DreamWorks Dragon & Viking Set Licensee: Spin Master SRP: $14.99 Age Range: 3+ Available: Now
Retailer: Walmart, Mass
Poseable figure and Dragon: get fired up for battle with Stormfly and Astrid! Each Viking figure has authentic armor as seen in the movie, removable weapon, and poseable head, arms, and legs. Each Dragon figure has movable wings and legs so you can create battle-ready poses. for kids and Dragon trainers aged 4 and up. You can add more heroic Dragon & Viking duos to your collection and imagine all-new adventures!
DreamWorks Dragons Hidden World Gift Set Licensee: Spin Master SRP: $29.99 Age Range: 4+ Available: Now Retailer: Target, Mass
Swoop into battle with Toothless and Lightfury, and their Viking friend, Hiccup. For Dreamwork Dragon fans ages 4 and up! Includes: 2 Dragons, 1 Figure, 1 Crystal Accessory, 1 Weapon Accessory, 1 Projectile, Instructions, 3 x LR44 batteries.