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WATCH: New VFX Breakdown Reel from ‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’

DreamWorks Animation shares never-before posted online video revealing some of the digital magic behind a number of the Oscar-nominated film’s signature shots.

Watch and enjoy this never-before posted online VFX breakdown reel from DreamWorks Animation's Oscar-nominated How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, the final chapter in director Dean DeBlois' epic Dragons trilogy. VFX supervisor Dave Walvoord and his team helped produce the studio’s most beautiful and visually sophisticated film to date, filled with complex and detailed characters, environments, lighting and effects – one scene alone had 1,500 dragons! And what about that fire! The film is produced by Brad Lewis (Ratatouille, ANTZ) and Bonnie Arnold (Toy Story, How to Train Your Dragon, How to Train Your Dragon 2).

When you have a moment, check out AWN’s article detailing how the studio’s proprietary rendering tool helped power the film’s breathtaking visuals in How MoonRay Became the Hidden Superpower Behind ‘How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’

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Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.