"2010 is off to a strong start, thanks in large part to the performance of How to Train Your Dragon, which - having grossed nearly $375 million to date in worldwide box office - has become DreamWorks Animation's next franchise. We plan to release the sequel theatrically in 2013," DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg said yesterday in a press release.
The move was really a forgone conclusion, as author Cressida Cowell, who penned the series of children's books, let it be known last month that the studio had already bought the rigths to the whole saga.
"They bought them all before Christmas," said Cowell. "I think we're covered. They bought all of them."
PopcornBiz loved this movie,so it's hard to get too cranky about this development. Honestly, it's "How to Train Your Dragon 4" that we're dreading.