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‘How to Train Your Dragon 3’ Proves How to Finish a Trilogy

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While not exactly a golden rule, it is known fact that if a movie does well in the box office, chances are good that it will be followed by sequel and more often than not, we’ve come to expect that the sequel won’t measure up to the original. Add a third movie to the mix and you’re just asking for trouble. With animated movies, the expectations are often even lower. (Is anyone really surprised that the Ice Age movies keep getting worse?) But sometimes, as is the case with the Disney/Pixar Toy Story movies, we’re pleasantly surprised. Now you can add How to Train Your Dragon to that short list too.

One thing that DreamWorks Animation has understood about this series is that the story comes first, the hijinks come later. The very first Dragon movie proved that way back in 2010 with a strong story and with each chapter that has come after it, that story just keeps getting better. What started out as a cute kid’s story has become a powerful trilogy. We've seen these chara…

This Day in Pop Culture for May 27

"The Three Little Pigs" was released on May 27, 1933.

Walt Disney's 'The Three Little Pigs' is Released

Walt Disney’s classic Silly Symphony short, The Three Little Pigs, was released on this day in 1933. Created with a cost of $22,000, the film made $250,000. The short won the 1934 Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film. The song, “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf,” written by Frank Churchill was a huge hit and was often used as an anthem against the Great Depression and as a statement against Adolf Hitler. The names of the characters are Fiddler Pig, Fifer Pig, Practical Pig and Zeke Midas Wolf.

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