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First 'How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World' Trailer Takes Flight

This has been one heck of a week for animation lovers. Within a matter of days, eagerly anticipated trailers for the Wreck It Ralph and The Lego Movie sequels have arrived, alongside the full trailer for Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse. Quite possibly most eagerly awaited trailer of all, however, is the first trailer for How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. And now, the wait is over at last.

After years of radio silence, we've recently started to get our first look at Dean DeBlois' trilogy-closer, including a poster and stills. Ahead of next week's first public screening of footage from the film at Annecy, the first trailer is finally here, too.

If you were expecting a teaser trailer that would keep many of the film's secrets under wraps.. this definitely isn't that. This trailer covers an awful lot of ground- catching up with the villagers of Berk and their dragons, introduces us to the hidden dragon world of the title and introducing us to Toothless' love interest, The Light Fury.. and that's just in the first minute or so.

The trailer is chock full of gorgeous animation, stunning new locations, and lots of moments that remind you just what makes this one of the most beloved franchises in animation. It's being described as the "Epic Conclusion" to the series, and it looks like it will more than live up to that billing.

But with the opening voiceover featuring Hiccup saying "There were dragons when I was a boy...", there's also a bittersweet feel to proceedings. Be prepared: this is going to be quite the emotional ride. And if you're not sold on the idea of Toothless having a girlfriend, his adorable mating dance (and the prospect of Dragon Babies) should go some way to winning you over. 

The film is written and directed by Dean DeBlois, and will feature the voices of Jay Baruchel, America Ferrara, Cate Blanchett, Djimon Hounsou, F Murray Abraham and more.

How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is due to swoop into cinemas in the UK on February 1, 2019 with the United States following on March 1.

Poster and Synopsis: 

From DreamWorks Animation comes a surprising tale about growing up, finding the courage to face the unknown…and how nothing can ever train you to let go.  What began as an unlikely friendship between an adolescent Viking and a fearsome Night Fury dragon has become an epic adventure spanning their lives.  Welcome to the most astonishing chapter of one of the most beloved animated franchises in film history: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. 
Now chief and ruler of Berk alongside Astrid, Hiccup has created a gloriously chaotic dragon utopia.  When the sudden appearance of female Light Fury coincides with the darkest threat their village has ever faced, Hiccup and Toothless must leave the only home they’ve known and journey to a hidden world thought only to exist in myth.  As their true destines are revealed, dragon and rider will fight together—to the very ends of the Earth—to protect everything they’ve grown to treasure.
For How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, series director Dean DeBlois returns alongside the all-star cast.  The film is produced by Brad Lewis (Ratatouille, ANTZ) and Bonnie Arnold (Toy Story, How to Train Your Dragon,How to Train Your Dragon 2).