How to Train Your Dragon: Homecoming (2019)

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It's been ten years since the dragons moved to the Hidden World, and even though Toothless doesn't live in New Berk anymore, Hiccup continues the holiday traditions he once shared with his best friend. But the Vikings of New Berk were beginning to forget about their friendship with dragons. Hiccup, Astrid, and Gobber know just what to do to keep the dragons in the villagers' hearts. And across the sea, the dragons have a plan of their own...

"How to Train Your Dragon: Homecoming" is a 2019 animated American television special directed by Tim Johnson and is based on the 'How to Train Your Dragon' book series by Cressida Cowell. Regardless of the film's short runtime of 22 minutes, it handles to inform an engaging story of reunion, relationship, and the profound bond in between dragons and humans. The motion picture's story happens prior to the epilogue of the 3rd film, 'How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.'

Plot Summary
A number of years have actually passed because young Viking Hiccup and his dragon Toothless separated to enable dragons to live free in the Hidden World, while humans resided in the town, New Berk. Hiccup and his partner Astrid now have 2 kids, Zephyr and Nuffink, who have grown up with stories of dragons however have actually never seen one.

The story hones in on the Snoggletog celebration - the Viking version of Christmas - where Snoggletog logs (captivated trunks of a tree) are talented to commemorate togetherness. After discovering his children afraid of dragons due to an old Viking legend that states dragons come back every Snoggletog to cause damage, Hiccup chooses to set up a surprise play that speaks about his friendship with Toothless to alter their perception. Here, Hiccup decorates a Toothless outfit, Gobber plays the Light Fury, and Astrid, their children.

Dragon Reunion
On the other hand, Toothless and the Light Fury have 3 offspring in the Hidden World. When his youngest boy discovers a lost Snoggletog log drifting in the ocean, Toothless acknowledges it belonged to Hiccup. This discovery sets off previous memories of New Berk, stimulating a yearning in Toothless to visit Hiccup, leading to the dragon household taking a trip there.

Climax and Conclusion
Back in New Berk, throughout the dragon-themed performance, the real Toothless and his family get here, incorrect initially for being part of the play. The play, combined with the real appearance of the dragons, helps reconcile the dragons' image in Zephyr and Nuffink's minds. Hiccup and Toothless share a heartfelt reunion, with their particular families getting acquainted. The exchange ends with Toothless, his family, and all dragons flying back to the Hidden World, reinforcing the mutual decision that dragons and people need to live individually for general safety. In the end, Hiccup and Astrid assure their kids that dragons will constantly remain in their hearts and stories, supporting the bond that people and dragons shared.

Significance and Reception
"How to Train Your Dragon: Homecoming" functions as an emotional bridge, filling the story gap between the end of 'The Hidden World' and its epilogue. It explores themes of approval, relationship, and co-existence while embedding aspects of humor and experience. The special received a warm reception from audiences who delighted in reviewing their beloved characters and appreciated the narrative's emotional depth and familial bonds displayed throughout.

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