Dragons: Dawn Of The Dragon Racers (2014)

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A hunt for a lost sheep turns into a competition between Hiccup and friends as they compete to become the first Dragon Racing champion of Berk.

"Dragons: Dawn Of The Dragon Racers" is a 17 minutes brief movie premiered in 2014 as part of the "How to Train Your Dragon" franchise by DreamWorks Animation. The movie was directed by Elaine Bogan and John Sanford and works as a prequel to the 2nd film in the series, introducing the enjoyable and adventurous sport of dragon racing.

The plot is set in the Viking occupied Isle of Berk, where dragon-human double life has become commonplace after the events of the very first film. The story starts with a group of young Viking pals, Hiccup, Astrid, Fishlegs, Snotlout, and Ruffnut & Tuffnut, making preparations for the annual dragon celebration.

The Accidental Discovery of Dragon Racing
However, an unintentional disturbance caused by Sheep being chased by dragons inadvertently causes the development of dragon racing. The good friends engage in a passionate chase of the Sheep, utilizing dragons to capture and store them in their baskets. This amazing and haphazard occasion gets the attention of Stoick, Hiccup's dad and the village chief, who finds the potential of dragon racing stimulating as a crowd pleaser.

The Inception and Evolution of Dragon Racing
Delighted by the unintentional game, it slowly ends up being a pattern in the town, leading to the creation of a new sport - Dragon Racing. This hectic sport involves dragon riders going after as numerous Sheep as possible and disposing them into their baskets, eventually contending against one another to be the winner.

Over time, Dragon Racing develops into an arranged sport with rules and a league of its own, mainly governed by friendly competition between Astrid and Snotlout's teams.

By the end of the film, Dragon Racing develop into a considerable part of the Berk tradition and a major source of enjoyment and recreation for its inhabitants. This short film contributes in paving the way for "How to Train Your Dragon 2" and introducing Dragon Racing as an essential aspect of Berk's culture, consequently significantly adding to the series' story.

In general, "Dragons: Dawn Of The Dragon Racers" successfully presents an absorbing and innovative story. The film, however short, supplies a considerable shift point and a much deeper point of view into the developing life and culture in Berk, blending adventure, fun, and festivity against the background of a treasured human-dragon bond. The movie stands not just as an amusing watch however also as an essential link in the franchise that builds up the facility for "How to Train Your Dragon 2."

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