This article is dedicated to the lovable dragon, who stars in the book series, and the Hollywood feature film “How To Train Your Dragon”. There weren’t many websites dedicated to this fantastic movie, so we decided to put up this article. In July 2013, a long awaited sequel to the first movie was revealed to be in production. After reading that news, we knew that we had to get everyone up to date, and to make sure that fans old and new could get all the latest info!
To start off though, we will be talking about Toothless, and how exactly he came about being in the movie. After that we will check out some great Toothless related merchandise that is currently available online, so you can skip right onto that section if you like.
Who or what is the Toothless Dragon?
Now some of you may have kids or grandkids who keep going on about the Toothless Dragon, and you may be wondering who he is. Or your friends might have mentioned him before, but you have never seen the movie so you didn’t quite understand all the fuss. Toothless is one of the stars of the 2010 movie “How To Train Your Dragon”. The basic plot of the movie revolves around a boy named Hiccup. Hiccup is a young teenager who lives in a Viking village, and is the son of the leader of the village. This Viking village is frequently attacked by dragons, and every young boy is trained to fight these dragons in order to protect the village. Hiccup is your typical misfit however, who is somewhat small and not really the fighting type. When it comes time for him to defend the village against a dragon attack, he uses his own weapon to try and stop the dragons. Having thought he failed to catch any dragons after that battle, he later discovers that he has wounded one, which is now stuck in a small valley near his home. The particular dragon he has wounded is known as a “Night Fury”, which is considered to be the most rare and intelligent dragon of all. It turns out he has injured the dragons tail fin, which meant the dragon could no longer fly.
Feeling pity, and ashamed of what he has done, he can not bring himself to kill this majestic creature. Instead he decides to start feeding the dragon, and the two develop an unlikely bond. Their friendship soon grows, and Hiccup names the dragon Toothless, a reference to his retractable teeth! As the movie goes along, Hiccup discovers that the dragons are very misunderstood, and that they both have a common enemy which is the cause of both their problems. Hiccup also manages to make a tail fin adapter, which he attaches to the Toothless dragon to help him learn to fly again. The tail fin adapter is controlled by Hiccup while he is riding on the back of Toothless, which is quite a sight! I think we will leave it there, so we don’t ruin the entire movie for anyone who hasn’t seen it yet!
It is safe to say that it is a fantastic movie as it was nominated for two Oscars. One Oscar was for best animated film of the year, and the other was for the fantastic soundtrack. It has also received 19 other awards in total, and was nominated for a further 32 other awards. So if you haven’t seen the film yet, what are you waiting for? Go and rent it right now, or head over to Amazon and get the !
Some awesome Toothless Dragon products!
So now that you have some idea of who Toothless really is, lets have a look at some of the great products we have found on the web which involve our favorite dragon!