Just last week, GeekMom Jackie shared the teaser trailer for How to Train Your Dragon 2. Now, the franchise is about to invade even more of your space. Now, I mean this in a loving way. If my son is going to be frothing over a cartoon, this is the one I’d want in our regular rotation. After all, I cried like a baby during the first film’s theatrical run. (Did I mention that I went by myself?)
Well now you can cry, laugh or snort, all in the privacy of your own home.
Fox just released Dragons: Riders of Berk – Part 1 and Dragons: Riders of Berk – Part 2 on DVD. You should know that these are two separate releases. Part 1 has episodes 1 through 11, with Part 2 packing in 12 through 20.
All 20 episodes have a lot of the same vocal talent from the film, including Jay Baruchel (Hiccup), America Ferrera (Astrid) and Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Fishlegs). Each disc also comes with its own set of extras.
If you have a little (or big) fan in your house, you can add a little extra excitement by downloading the free DreamWorks Animation Augmented Reality app. Available for iOS and Android devices, this app can bring select DreamWorks movie posters to life. For instance, if you scan the image below, you’ll get a little preview for the new Dragons DVDs! (We also used it on Rise of the Guardians and Turbo images. It’s pretty cool!)
To get your Dragon on without an actual app, JumpStart has School of Dragons. This is a brand-new multiplayer online game, which is based on the How to Train Your Dragon franchise. Just create a user name and password, and soon you’ll be training with the other characters, experiencing a dragon-racing competition, and discovering the scientific method in a “fiery” way — by gathering up essential skills in earth, life and physical sciences.
Right now, School of Dragons can be played on all web browsers. JumpStart plans to launch seamless online and mobile gameplay sometime later this summer.