Book of Dragons
So you want to be a dragon trainer do you? Prepare yourself for adventure, excitement and training as Hiccup, Astrid, Toothless and Gobber tell the legend behind the Book of Dragons and reveal insider training secrets about new, never-before-seen dragons.
Another short for How To Train Your Dragon which gives a lot of more background into the dragons themselves. It's very interesting for fans of the film, and whilst it isn't telling much of a story, it's animated really well.
Just a Pokedex for Dragons.
Nice animations and drawings but a massive lack of story and message.
The jokes weren't working for me, either.
A little better than the Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon but nothing close to the Gift of the Night Fury. This one is just a lot of information about dragons and scenes from the film. Still, I was curious about the Changewing Dragon (the one that's like a chameleon) and I hope it appears in the next film.
This isn't really a short film in that it doesn't have a "story" - it's an animated lesson on dragons with lots of "facts" and goofy dialog. The animation was fun, though - it combines 2D-style with the usual 3D. Worth watching just for the animation study.
Appears on the same DVD/Blu-ray as Gift of the Night Fury. This one, like Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five, uses a lot of 2D animation (think Samurai Jack style) to just expand the Dragon univerve. Again, it's just fine, but inessential.