NBC will air a How to Train Your Dragon Holiday Special and your kids are going to be obsessed! Come December, it's time to head back to the Isle of Berk with all your favorite characters.
How to Train Your Dragon was originally a book by British author Cressida Cowell. The book was published in 2003 and by 2010, DreamWorks Animation had produced a computer-animated action fantasy film based on the story. It was distributed by Paramount Pictures and very well received, early nearly $500 million worldwide.
How to Train Your Dragon was nominated for a van Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Score. It also won ten Annie Awards, including Best Animated Feature. In short, it was super popular.
Two sequels followed, seeing similar success as the first film. How to Train Your Dragon 2 was released in 2014 and How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World came out in 2019. At the end of the latest sequel, characters Hiccup and Toothless share stories of their special relationship with their respective families while they prepare for the Snoggletog Festival. The holiday special, How to Train Your Dragon Homecoming picks up right there.
How to Train Your Dragon Homecoming premieres on NBC at 8:30 p.m. local time on December 3. It will be available on Hulu beginning December 5, or you can set your DVR to record it.
In the holiday special, the dragons begin to realize that the new generation is unaware of the past bond between dragons and humans. To fix this, Hiccup plans a holiday pageant to celebrate the dragons.
In the end, Hiccup is successful and all of the residents of New Berk, whether young or old, come to realize that dragons and humans share a special bond that lasts forever.
However, Hiccup does not reach this point without first undergoing a series of obstacles. The plotline is full of both hilarious and exciting events before ultimately leading to the pageant's success.
Mark your calendars for December 3!