Monday, November 2, 2009

TRAILER: How To Train Your Dragon...

This is why I hate Dreamworks a little bit. Right down at the pit right by my gut, there is a little spot of hatred for the casting directors over at Dreamworks, and How To Train Your Dragon is a perfect example.

First, the reason I would see this film, and his name is Chris Sander's. Best known for coming up with the really great animated film, Lilo and Stitch, as well as the original idea for Bolt, aka American Dog, this guy is a really interesting up and coming animation film director, and one that will hopefully have a long career. Except this may set him back a bit, at least in my eyes.

Not only do I think Dreamworks is throwing it's sphere of influence all around this project, but I also think that instead of casting voices that work for the characters, they go right back to casting simply on name, which makes for a really jarring and horrible trailer. People on Twitter are all up in arms over the Prince of Persia trailer, but I think this trailer is the one that you all need to avoid veiwing. Sure, the film look fine, but hat makes Pixar so great, heart and great voice work, are nowhere to be found on this abortion of an animated trailer.

Here's that synopsis:

From the studio that brought you “Shrek,” “Madagascar” and “Kung Fu Panda” comes “How To Train Your Dragon” — an adventure comedy set in the mythical world of burly Vikings and wild dragons, based on the book by Cressida Cowell. The story centers around a Viking teenager, who lives on the island of Berk, where fighting dragons is a way of life. Initiation is coming, and this is his one chance to prove his worthiness to his tribe and father. But when he encounters, and ultimately befriends, an injured dragon, his world is turned upside down. The voice cast includes Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Craig Ferguson, Kristen Wiig, and America Ferrera.

Go see something good!

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