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Universal Delays DreamWorks Animation’s ‘How to Train Your Dragon 3,’ Sets ‘Everest’ Feature

‘How To Train Your Dragon 3’ delayed to March 1, 2019; Oriental DreamWorks feature ‘Everest’ set for September 27, 2019.

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DreamWorks Animation’s How To Train Your Dragon 3 has been delayed to March 1, 2019, according to a report by Deadline.

Previously set for release on May 18, 2018, director Dean DeBlois is returning to helm the third feature in DWA’s highly profitable How to Train Your Dragon franchise.

Here’s the official logline for the film: “As Hiccup fulfills his dream of creating a peaceful dragon utopia, Toothless’ discovery of an untamed, elusive mate draws the Night Fury away. When danger mounts at home and Hiccup’s reign as village chief is tested, both dragon and rider must make impossible decisions to save their kind.”

Parent company Universal has also reportedly set Oriental DreamWorks feature Everest on its release schedule for September 27, 2019. Directed by Tim Johnson (Home, Over The Hedge) and Todd Wilderman (Open Season 2) from a script written by William Davies (How to Train Your Dragon, Puss In Boots), Everest will be produced by Suzanne Buirgy (Home, Kung Fu Panda 2).

The animated movie “will take moviegoers on 3000-mile journey from Shanghai to the breathtaking Himalayan snowscapes. A group of misfits encounter a young Yeti named Everest, and they set off to reunite the magical creature with his family on the mountain of his namesake.”

In the meantime, DreamWorks Animation’s The Boss Baby is due for arrival from former distribution partner 20th Century Fox on March 31, followed by Captain Underpants on June 2. Universal will release Larrikins on February 16, 2018.

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.