How To Train Your Dragon Coming to Cartoon Network
Posted on October 15, 2010 by Sara Chris
Cartoon Network has announced its plans to turn the DreamWorks Animation feature film How To Train Your Dragon, into a weekly series starting in 2012. The announcement comes after the film, which depicts a story about a young Viking named Hiccup and his uncommon friendship with a dragon called Toothless, grossed nearly $500 million in the worldwide market.
How To Train Your Dragon, a novel by Cressida Cowell, combines the power of mythical dragons, incredible adventure and comedy into a genuine children’s story. The young Viking boy Hiccup betrays tradition when he finds a companion in a usually deadly foe – a fearless dragon he names Toothless. In the story, the two must rally their combined prowess to defend both of their worlds against an untimely demise.
In the series How To Train Your Dragon, Cartoon Network plans on bringing the originality from the big screen to the television series while exploring and developing new and exciting storylines. Cartoon Network is a cable network television station hosted by Turner Broadcasting System and can be found in over 97 million U.S. homes and 166 countries worldwide. Cartoon Network also offers channel space to Adult Swim, which airs original animated and live action content viewable for individuals in the age range of 18-34 from 10 P.M. to 6 A.M. DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. is a company that makes CG animated films with a very high success rate. Among their box office hits are Kung Fu Panda, Finding Nemo, and Shrek. DreamWorks has also been listed in FORTUNE® Magazine for two years consecutively as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For.”
How To Train Your Dragon is now available on Blu-Ray and DVD.