The full trailer for Dreamworks' 3D animated extravaganza How to Train Your Dragon has just gone online over at Yahoo. Go and have a look. We'll still be here when you get back.
Adapted from the first of Cressida Cowell's ace novels, it's the story of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, a bookish Viking who finds he's not altogether on board with the whole dragon-killing Viking ethos, when he befriends cute fire-breather Toothless. Not a good idea when failing the Dragon Initiation Programme results in exile from your tribe.
The voice cast includes Jay Baruchel as Hiccup, Gerard Butler as his father Stoick the Vast, Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Hiccup's best friend Fishlegs, and Craig Ferguson as pirate trainer Gobber the Belch.
Not a great deal of Viking verisimilitude on display here: Hooligan Village on the island of Berk (not far from Cannibal Island and Meathead Island) unsurprisingly looks like it'd be at home in the fairytale fantasy world of the Shrek films. But Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders, who were behind Lilo and Stitch, look to have produced a fun adventure. There are eight books in the series so far, so expect further instalments. This one's out on March 31st.