DreamWorks Animation announced today during its First Quarter financial results that they will be making a sequel to the hit CGI animated film How To Train Your Dragon, and that it will be released in theaters in 2013.
I absolutely loved How to Train Your Dragon! It’s one of the best movies of the year, and I can see why they would want to make a sequel. I kind of expected it to happen. After all, the movie made $375 million dollars worldwide so far. My only problem is that they are going to take this franchise and beat it into the ground eventually killing the dragon off. I’m afraid they are going to do the same this with the Dragon as they did with Shrek. I loved the first Shrek film, now I could care less about it. The fourth and final film is about to be released, and I don’t give crap. My love for Shrek has turned into hatred. I didn’t want that to happen, and I certainly didn’t expect it too, but it did. Now there’s a chance that it will happen to How to Train Your Dragon. I hope I'm wrong.
Here is the official statement that was released,
2010 is off to a strong start, thanks in large part to the performance of How to Train Your Dragon which – having grossed nearly $375 million to date in worldwide box office – has become DreamWorks Animation's next franchise. We plan to release the sequel theatrically in 2013," said Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks Animation. "3D continues to have a tremendous impact on the industry at large and we are now looking forward with great anticipation to bringing 'Shrek Forever After,' the final chapter in our beloved 'Shrek' series and the first in 3D, to audiences across the globe next month.
So this is going to be the new franchise that they beat to death. As for the whole 3D aspect of it, this is a movie that was just as good in 2D as it was in 3D. I can’t stress to people enough that 3D is not what makes a good movie! It's the story, that's all that matters.
What are your thoughts on DreamWorks Animation moving forward with How to Train Your Dragon 2?