Top 50 Dragon Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Dragon facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Dragon film message.

When the Dreamworks logo appears on screen with the boy sitting in the crescent moon at the beginning of 'How To Train Your Dragon' (2010), a Night Fury can briefly be see flying through the night sky in the lower right of the screen.

In Red Dragon, Phillip Seymour Hoffman's character writes that the Tooth Fairy will "go down in flames." Shortly after, he was kidnapped, glued to a wheelchair, set on fire, and rolled down the street by the Tooth Fairy. He went down in flames.

Dragon Trivia

These trivia from Reddit and other sources can be used as questions with answers in quizzes or games.

  1. Hiccup almost died when he fell into the fire caused by the Red Death's exploding body. Parallels, in How to Train Your Dragon 2, Hiccup almost died when Drago's Bewilderbeast shot him with an icy blast, a completely opposite way. Both times Toothless protected him.

Dragon Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - That joke just slipped right past me the first time I saw the movie. Ruffnut (the girl) has a crush on Eret (the guy)
    That joke just slipped right past me the first time I saw the movie. Ruffnut (the girl) has a crush on Eret (the guy)
  • 1 - At the end of the movie you can see Stoic riding his dragon, Skullcrusher, in a tapestry behind the chiefs seat at the dragon racing arena
    At the end of the movie you can see Stoic riding his dragon, Skullcrusher, in a tapestry behind the chiefs seat at the dragon racing arena
  • 1 - Stylised animations demonstrate what each group of visual artists does (eg character effects: simulates hair and cloth; digimatte makes digital backgrounds, crowds... make crowds, etc)
    Stylised animations demonstrate what each group of visual artists does (eg character effects: simulates hair and cloth; digimatte makes digital backgrounds, crowds... make crowds, etc)
  • Toothless' mating dance is inspired in one of nine steps of the Carolas' Parotia mating dance.

  • 1 - Drago's bewilderbeast can be found in the hidden world in How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World" (2019)
    Drago's bewilderbeast can be found in the hidden world in How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World" (2019)

Dragon Hidden Details

Whis--a literal space alien--eats sushi using a fork. In Japanese culture, doing so is considered an almost stereotypical 'foreigner' gesture.

1 - How to train your dragon 2 wasn't only a pretty looking sequel, it was a testament to animation and cinematography.
How to train your dragon 2 wasn't only a pretty looking sequel, it was a testament to animation and cinematography.

An FBI agent suggests using Sodium Amytal (Truth Serum) on Lecter. Will Graham dismisses this, as the last time they used the serum on Lecter to find the location of a victim, he gave them a recipe for dip. It's likely Hannibal isn't lying and the victim was part of the recipe.

1 - When Toothless draws the light fury's face, Hiccup responds with "oh now you can draw", a callback to the first movie when Toothless tried to draw Hiccup's face. You can see the eyes and nose.
When Toothless draws the light fury's face, Hiccup responds with "oh now you can draw", a callback to the first movie when Toothless tried to draw Hiccup's face. You can see the eyes and nose.

Stoick wears a helmet made from his missing wife's armor because "it keeps her close." In HTTYD 2 (2014), when they are unexpectedly reunited after 20 years, Stoick immediately removes his helmet upon seeing her -- he no longer needs it as a reminder of his wife.

Stoick stabs a map to emphasize finding the Dragon's Nest, then when they sail for it using the map later, the hole is still present.

1 - Hiccup declares he can't kill dragons while Stoick and the other Vikings boast about all the dragons they've killed. Ironically, Hiccup is the only Viking to kill a dragon during the entire movie.
Hiccup declares he can't kill dragons while Stoick and the other Vikings boast about all the dragons they've killed. Ironically, Hiccup is the only Viking to kill a dragon during the entire movie.

Composer John Powell inserts the movie's first new theme at the moment Hiccup opens the map to new worlds. All the music before that scene is taken from the first movie to help viewers get reacquainted with the Viking world.

1 - I don't know if this is a stretch, but in the How To Train Your Dragon series of films, the first one (2010) ends in the morning, the second one at midday and the last one at sunset; this may be symbolizing a beginning, middle and end to the story.
I don't know if this is a stretch, but in the How To Train Your Dragon series of films, the first one (2010) ends in the morning, the second one at midday and the last one at sunset; this may be symbolizing a beginning, middle and end to the story.

During the dinner scene in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, a faint scream from one of the victims can be heard but the killer attributes it to the wind and "something left open"

In How to Train Your Dragon 2, Valka recognizes Hiccup as her son when she discovers his scar near his chin. In Valka's flashback, she sees her dragon Cloudjumper get startled when playing with hiccup which ended up giving him the scar. The same scar can be seen in How to Train Your Dragon 1.

1 - Once Gogeta Turns Super Saiyan Blue, Broly Does Not Land a Single Blow for the Remainder of Their Fight (Which is About 4 Minutes and 45 Seconds)
Once Gogeta Turns Super Saiyan Blue, Broly Does Not Land a Single Blow for the Remainder of Their Fight (Which is About 4 Minutes and 45 Seconds)
1 - During the king of the dragons scene in the hidden world, there is a brief shot of the alpha that Toothless defeated in the previous movie.
During the king of the dragons scene in the hidden world, there is a brief shot of the alpha that Toothless defeated in the previous movie.
1 - The character Videl wears a devil top. Videl is an anagram of Devil, plus her father's name is Hercule Satan.
The character Videl wears a devil top. Videl is an anagram of Devil, plus her father's name is Hercule Satan.
1 - When Stoick checks for hiccup's heart beat after he defeated the Red Death, you can faintly hear a drum beat in the soundtrack after stoick hears a heartbeat.
When Stoick checks for hiccup's heart beat after he defeated the Red Death, you can faintly hear a drum beat in the soundtrack after stoick hears a heartbeat.

Hiccup gains symbolic "wings" the moment he puts the prosthetic tail on toothless

1 - Eret, Son of Eret can be seen massaging his branding scar as the team uncomfortably watch Drago being engulfed in Hookfang's flames during his taming. Eret probably received the red-hot brand with the help of dragon fire thus triggering some possible PTSD.
Eret, Son of Eret can be seen massaging his branding scar as the team uncomfortably watch Drago being engulfed in Hookfang's flames during his taming. Eret probably received the red-hot brand with the help of dragon fire thus triggering some possible PTSD.
1 - - Bruce Lee wears dark blue when sneaking around in the dark because black actually stands out more.
- Bruce Lee wears dark blue when sneaking around in the dark because black actually stands out more.
1 - The final fight, the spots where Toothless shoots the Red Death are the same spots its wings rip apart at as it tries to stop its fall.
The final fight, the spots where Toothless shoots the Red Death are the same spots its wings rip apart at as it tries to stop its fall.
1 - Drago's Bewilderbeest destroys one of the Viking statues in front of Berk. It's been replaced with a dragon-looking statue in the third film (2019).
Drago's Bewilderbeest destroys one of the Viking statues in front of Berk. It's been replaced with a dragon-looking statue in the third film (2019).

Storm fly turns her head to the side to look at Astrid because Deadly Nadder dragons have a blind spot in front of their nose.

1 - Stoick manages to spot Hiccup's helmet floating in water, even though it is made of both iron, and leather, which should have sunk.
Stoick manages to spot Hiccup's helmet floating in water, even though it is made of both iron, and leather, which should have sunk.
1 - Broly's dad Paragus doesn't look elderly, however in the new movie, Dragon Ball Super: Broly that reintroduces Broly, Paragus is an elder because it's 20 years later than the old movie
Broly's dad Paragus doesn't look elderly, however in the new movie, Dragon Ball Super: Broly that reintroduces Broly, Paragus is an elder because it's 20 years later than the old movie

Hiccup and Drago are direct parallels to each other.

When Stoik and Valka are dancing their familiar dance, Valka isn't used to Stoik's extra volume of his beard until they get close

Donnie Yen fights with his father after losing an arm. His father was played by Jimmy Wang Yu, who starred in the "One Armed Swordsman" series in the 70's.

When calming the pack of dragons surrounding him in the ice caves, Hiccup has to reload his sword Inferno with another Zippleback gas canister, because he had used up the previous one demonstrating the weapon to Eret son of Eret.

1 - Gogeta assumes both Goku and Vegeta's iconic fighting stances
Gogeta assumes both Goku and Vegeta's iconic fighting stances

In this scene in How to Train Your Dragon 3 you can clearly see (from mark 2:30-2:33) Toothless eyes are following Hiccup's son while he is been thrown in the air

1 - The stamped papers Shu Lien shows to the guards at the Beijing city gate shows the date, "In the 43rd year of the reign of (Emperor) Qianlong, the sixth month, the eighth day," which is June or July in the year 1778.
The stamped papers Shu Lien shows to the guards at the Beijing city gate shows the date, "In the 43rd year of the reign of (Emperor) Qianlong, the sixth month, the eighth day," which is June or July in the year 1778.

Cool detail for characters clothes.

1 - The cat, presumably killed by Martin Vanger, appears to be arranged in the shape of a swastika.
The cat, presumably killed by Martin Vanger, appears to be arranged in the shape of a swastika.

Plays in a dystopian future of 2007 in which a TV host announces Madonna's divorce. Madonna really went on to get divorced from Guy Ritchie in 2007

Stoick tells the story of the first time he encountered Drago Bludvist. As he recalls Drago's words, the flashback of Drago speaks almost in-sync to Stoick's narration e.g "man of the people" at 0:24.

In the guillotine scene Han and Roper have very similarly colored outfits, signifying their similar moral standing. But Roper's outfit is a lighter shade of navy blue, as opposed to, Han's darker colored navy, which shows Roper's moral standing is a little better

Dragon poster
Dragon poster

Dragon Plot

A papermaker gets involved with a murder case concerning two criminals leading to a determined detective suspecting him and the former's vicious father searching for him

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Dragon. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director Peter Ho-Sun Chan
Stars Donnie Yen, Wei Tang, Jia-Min Li, Wei Zheng
IMDB score 7.1