Distributor: Paramount Pictures Directors: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders Writers: William Davies, Dean DeBlois Starring: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Christopher Mintz-Plasse Genre: Family, Fantasy, Animation Rated: PG-13 In January 2010, the visual effects juggernaut Avatar hit theaters. Two months later came How to Train Your Dragon. While not as immediately groundbreaking as the unprecedented success of…

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Distributor: Universal Pictures Director: Dean DeBlois Writer: Dean DeBlois Starring: Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Cate Blanchett, Craig Ferguson, Jonah Hill, Kit Harington, F. Murray Abraham Genre: Fantasy Rating: PG As an animation studio, DreamWorks’ crown of jewels is adorned with some fairly faded stones. Sure, Shrek was a real hit in its heyday, but unlike the earlier works…

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