"DreamWorks Dragons: Riders of Berk" Brings High-Flying, Fire-Breathing Fun to Cartoon Network Tuesday, Sept. 4
New Animated Series Inspired By Beloved Feature Film, How To Train Your Dragon
DreamWorks Dragons: Riders of Berk premieres Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network. The Academy Award(R)-nominated film, How To Train Your Dragon, which grossed approximately $500 million at the worldwide box office and opened as the #1 film in over 30 countries, serves as the launching pad for the third episodic television series from DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) and its first-ever on Cartoon Network.
This weekly animated series follows the continuing adventures of Hiccup and his dragon Toothless on the Viking island of Berk, along with the band of dragon trainers, all of whom now have dragons of their own! Through their training, the kids develop special bonds with their dragons by learning about each dragon's unique powers, discovering entirely new species and battling against new villains as they explore whole new worlds they never dreamed existed.
DreamWorks Dragons: Riders of Berk features an all-star line-up of voice talent, including Jay Baruchel (Hiccup), America Ferrera (Astrid), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Fishlegs) and T.J. Miller (Tuffnut), all of whom are original cast members from the feature film, which was among the top ten movies at the global box office in 2010. In addition, Tim Conway (Mulch), Chris Edgerly (Gobber), Mark Hamill (Alvin the Treacherous), Julie Marcus (Ruffnut), Nolan North (Stoick), Zach Pearlman (Snotlout), Stephen Root (Mildew) and Tom Wilson (Bucket) voice main characters throughout the series.
DreamWorks Animation's much-anticipated sequel to How To Train Your Dragon is scheduled to be released in theaters on June 20, 2014.
DreamWorks Dragons: Riders of Berk is produced by DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. Art Brown and Douglas Sloan are show runners. The series is co-executive produced by Sandra Rabins. Anthony Bell serves as supervising director.
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DreamWorks Animation creates high-quality entertainment, including CG animated feature films, television specials and series, live entertainment properties and online virtual worlds, meant for audiences around the world. The Company has world-class creative talent, a strong and experienced management team and advanced filmmaking technology and techniques. DreamWorks Animation has been named one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" by FORTUNE(R) Magazine for four consecutive years. In 2012, DreamWorks Animation ranks #14 on the list. All of DreamWorks Animation's feature films are now being produced in 3D. The Company has theatrically released a total of 24 animated feature films, including the franchise properties of Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon. The Company's theatrical releases for the current year are Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted on June 8, 2012 and Rise of the Guardians on November 21, 2012.