Top 31 How To Train Your Dragon Movie Facts

Following is our collection of How To Train Your 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 How To Train Your 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.

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.

How To Train Your Dragon Trivia

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  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.

How To Train Your 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)

How To Train Your Dragon Hidden Details

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.

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 - 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 - 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 - 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).
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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

1 - Hiccup is referred to as in the only use for the dragons as their toothpick - that's why he end up calling his dragon "Toothless", because it has no interest in using him.
Hiccup is referred to as in the only use for the dragons as their toothpick - that's why he end up calling his dragon "Toothless", because it has no interest in using him.
1 - Valka's tears fall like they do in live action movies, not how they fall when someone's actually crying.
Valka's tears fall like they do in live action movies, not how they fall when someone's actually crying.

Hiccup, is seen writing with his left hand

How To Train Your Dragon poster
How To Train Your Dragon poster

How To Train Your Dragon Plot

A hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of How To Train Your 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 Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Director Dean DeBlois
Stars Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera
IMDB score 8.1