Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury
The Viking town of Berk, now enjoying its new alliance with the dragons, is preparing for its annual winter holiday of Snoggletog. However, that spirit is threatened when all the dragons, except Toothless who needs Hiccup to help him, suddenly fly away for some reason. While Astrid ineffectually tries to salvage the occasion, Hiccup decides to build Toothless a new prosthetic to allow him to fly independently, only to have the dragon take off as well. However, as the holiday approaches, Hiccup finds himself swept up to learn the dragons' secret the hard way and to find a solution to bring them home early.
I think I might have preferred this short to the film, a little bit. Or at least I wish it was part of the actual film.
As a Christmas release, Gift Of The Night Fury gives us a little background into the Vikings own Christmas rituals. Whilst not very Christmassy to the rest of us, it tells a lovely story that actually left me a little emotional. Now I want a dragon more than anything.
Christmas special to "How to train your dragon". Less funny than the other shorts but with a better story telling.
Makes me wondering one more time where I have heard the tune before, which is playing when he set of the first flight.
I love How to Train Your Dragon so when I came across this short I had to watch it. Man, was this a delight. I really enjoy the plot of the whole franchise and every time I watch any part of it I can't help but smile.
Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury expands upon the background and story of the island of Berk which I fully enjoyed. We learn about the Vikings winter and the holiday that comes with it while also discovering more about the once-feared-dragons and their rituals.
This little short is a great hold-me-over until How to Train Your Dragon 2 comes out in 2014.
Adorable Christmas short sequel to How To Train Your Dragon, on iPlayer until 5pm today. Christmas really suits the original film's theme of making friends with something instead of fighting it.
It has some plotlines which have great potential for comical overanalysis* (and so much plot for 20 minutes!), there is some lovely detail in the houses, more so than in the film, and it's extremely cute and heartwarming. :)
* Is Toothless an unfortunate image of the 1930's "happy slave" stereotype? Or is their relationship unhealthily codependant?
And the whole thing has to be a teaser for a sequel where we meet other adorable Night Furies.
Nae dragons, ken?
Hilarious and touching.
Short for "How to train your dragon". So cute!
For geeks and geeks only. This is a cute short film with a lot of funny gags, cute moments, and geeky nods. It's not nearly as polished as the main film, and it's a little bit corny, but for fans of HTTYD, it's fun. A smattering of crude humor/romance, like the main film. Oh, and the baby dragons are adorable.
Acceptable but inessential How to Train Your Dragon Christmas special. If you love Dragon you'll surely be fine with it.