How to Train Your Dragon 2 will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX 3D format to be released June 13.
IMAX Corporation, DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox have announced that How to Train Your Dragon 2, the thrilling second chapter of the How to Train Your Dragon trilogy, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX 3D format and released into IMAX theatres internationally starting June 13.
Dean DeBlois returns to direct the follow-up to the 2010 global hit How to Train Your Dragon, which grossed nearly $495 million at the global box office and more than $277 million internationally. Stars Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, T.J. Miller, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Kristen Wiig reprise their respective voice roles, joined this time by Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett, Djimon Honsou and Kit Harington.
How to Train Your Dragon 2 returns to the fantastical world of the heroic Viking Hiccup and his faithful dragon, Toothless. The inseparable duo must protect the peace -- and save the future of men and dragons from the power-hungry Drago.
"Filmmaker Dean DeBlois has crafted a fun, action-fueled spectacle that kids of all ages are going to love," said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment. "We're pleased to once again be partnering with Jeffrey Katzenberg and our friends at DreamWorks Animation to bring this exciting animated film to life for fans of the How to Train Your Dragon franchise as well as international IMAX audiences."
The IMAX 3D release of How to Train Your Dragon 2 will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience with proprietary IMAX DMR (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.
Source: IMAX Corporation
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.