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“We changed Astrid’s haircut, which can really change the look of a person. She was difficult because her changes were so subtle.” –Nico Marlet, character designer
Concept art by Nico Marlet

“We changed Astrid’s haircut, which can really change the look of a person. She was difficult because her changes were so subtle.” –Nico Marlet, character designer

Concept art by Nico Marlet

“One of my favorite things about animation is that the boundaries are as limitless as our imaginations. If we can dream it, we can make it. And if we do it well, audiences will believe it wholeheartedly.” –Dean DeBlois, director
Concept art by Pierre-Olivier Vincent

“One of my favorite things about animation is that the boundaries are as limitless as our imaginations. If we can dream it, we can make it. And if we do it well, audiences will believe it wholeheartedly.” –Dean DeBlois, director

Concept art by Pierre-Olivier Vincent

“We had to create believable creatures that you could connect with emotionally. I wanted the audience to believe Toothless is a real creature that someone could fall in love with, the way people might fall in love with their horse, dog, or cat.” –Simon Otto, head of character animation
Storyboards by Tron Mai, Ryan Savas, Paul Fisher & Johane Matte

“We had to create believable creatures that you could connect with emotionally. I wanted the audience to believe Toothless is a real creature that someone could fall in love with, the way people might fall in love with their horse, dog, or cat.” –Simon Otto, head of character animation

Storyboards by Tron Mai, Ryan Savas, Paul Fisher & Johane Matte

“Keeping to the idea of shooting like a live-action film is really evident in the flying scenes, especially in that moment where Cloudjumper flies around. If you are shooting against the sun, you have to let him go into silhouette. It’s much more cinematic, more like what you would get in a live-action film.” –Pablo Valle, head of lighting
Concept art by Pierre-Olivier Vincent

“Keeping to the idea of shooting like a live-action film is really evident in the flying scenes, especially in that moment where Cloudjumper flies around. If you are shooting against the sun, you have to let him go into silhouette. It’s much more cinematic, more like what you would get in a live-action film.” –Pablo Valle, head of lighting

Concept art by Pierre-Olivier Vincent

“The filmmakers did a phenomenal job taking us into this magical, mysterious, dangerous fantasy world and giving us this incredible tale of courage and tolerance, and of the strength and power of family, friendship, and loyalty.” –Gerard Butler, voice of Stoick
Concept art by Pierre-Olivier Vincent

“The filmmakers did a phenomenal job taking us into this magical, mysterious, dangerous fantasy world and giving us this incredible tale of courage and tolerance, and of the strength and power of family, friendship, and loyalty.” –Gerard Butler, voice of Stoick

Concept art by Pierre-Olivier Vincent