'How to Train your Dragon' is officially THE sleeper hit of the year so far. What looked like another run of the mill computer animated film has proved to be anything but. Critics love it, audiences love it and I haven't even seen it! On the back of this success, Dreamworks have decided they want to get a sequel out as quick as is humanly possible (Which turns out to be about 3 years. Those animators are a lazy bunch).
Here's what Dreamworks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg had to say.
"2010 is off to a strong start, thanks in large part to the performance of 'How to Train Your Dragon,' which – having grossed nearly $375 million to date in worldwide box office – has become DreamWorks Animation's next franchise. We plan to release the sequel theatrically in 2013,"
Talking of milking a franchise for everything its worth, Katzenberg also mentioned the upcoming Shrek film called 'Shrek Forever After'. Or as I like to call it, 'Shrek F**k Off Forever'
"3D continues to have a tremendous impact on the industry at large and we are now looking forward with great anticipation to bringing 'Shrek Forever After,' the final chapter in our beloved 'Shrek' series and the first in 3D, to audiences across the globe next month."
'Shrek Forever After' is due out some time in May. As if you care.