DVD: How to Train Your Dragon, For retail & rental (Dreamworks)

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Inspired by Cressida Cowell's children's novels, this Dreamworks cartoon is set in a Viking village which is regularly terrorised by dragons.

The hero is young Hiccup (voiced by Jay Baruchel) who learn that dragons are essentially flying, fire-breathing dogs. This is a beautifully animated comedy with an uncluttered, irresistible story, as opposed to Dreamworks's typical formula of pop songs, wisecracking rodents, and endless allusions to other films.