GenreAnimation, Short, Comedy ProducerBonnie Arnold CountryUnited States
Release dateNovember 15, 2011 WriterSteve Hickner, Bart Coughlin, Joshua Pruett, Cressida Cowell (book) CastJay Baruchel (Hiccup (voice)), Jim Cummings (Bork (voice)), Craig Ferguson (Gobber (voice)), America Ferrera (Astrid (voice)), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Fishlegs (voice)), Tress MacNeille (Bork's Wife (voice)) Similar moviesYour Highness, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Mulan, Cinderella, Prince Bayaya, Ghidrah, the Three-Headed Monster
TaglineAll New Dragons
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Book of Dragons is a computer-animated/2D-animated short film based on the How to Train Your Dragon franchise. It was produced by DreamWorks Animation and directed by Steve Hickner. The short was released on November 15, 2011, on DVD and Blu-ray, along with Gift of the Night Fury, another short film based on the Dragons.
Happening after the events in How to Train Your Dragon, the short shows Hiccup, Astrid, Fishlegs, Toothless and Gobber telling the legend behind the Book of Dragons with the misadventures of its author, Bork the Bold. In addition to Bork's discoveries, the young Vikings reveal their own training methods they developed with new, never before seen dragons. The short shows a total of 14 dragons, each spread into 7 classes: Stoker (Terrible Terror, Monstrous Nightmare), Boulder (Gronckle, Whispering Death), Fear (Hideous Zippleback, Snaptrapper), Sharp (Deadly Nadder, Timberjack), Tidal (Scauldron, Thunderdrum), Mystery (Changewing, Boneknapper) and Strike (Skrill, Night Fury). But there are new dragons that are not in the book that are shown in the cartoon series.