Dragons: Defenders of Berk Part 1 DVD review

As a fan of the movie How to Train Your Dragon, I had high expectations for this spinoff of the film franchise. I was not let down. Within the first few minutes of watching the second season (you can catch up on the events from season one pretty quickly), I was charmed. It’s cute, it’s funny and the animation is flawless. Another plus is that most of the original voice cast from the film reprise their roles, including Jay Baruchel as Hiccup and America Ferrera as Astrid.

Continuing from the events that took place in season one, Hiccup and his fellow dragon riders still protect Berk and train at the dragon academy. Alvin and the Outcast Tribe have possession of the Book of Dragons and it is only a matter of time before he learns how to train his own dragons and unleash them on Berk. Viewers are introduced to new and more ferocious dragons such as a vengeful Screaming Death and The Skrill. All of the episodes in this first half of the season are enjoyable, funny and very well written. For fans of the show and the  first season, which first aired in 2010 on The Cartoon Network, it does a fantastic job of continuing the story.

Extras on this DVD include “SuperFly” Dragon Mash-up, Dragon Tracker Part 3, Evolution of Screaming Death and World of Dreamworks Animation. I especially enjoyed Evolution of Screaming Death and World of Dreamworks Animation. Kids and adults alike will love watching this over and over again. ~Tarah Bleier

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  1. Connie Hanlon • March 24, 2014 @ 10:31 AM

    I just love the message behind these movies!

  2. Christina B. • March 24, 2014 @ 10:39 AM

    I’m a fan of this because I love dragons, animation, and that they continued on with the story after the film!

  3. Shannon • March 24, 2014 @ 10:40 AM

    Love the series and the first movie was great! It is funny but also there are lessons to learn.

  4. Francis Chai • March 24, 2014 @ 10:42 AM

    My son and I have watched the movie and waiting for the sequel that will be released in June 2014. We both played the game too. It was so awesome, my son loved it so much. He likes Hiccup and Toothless. Hope to win have this DVD for him. Thanks for the giveaway.

  5. Angela Leong • March 24, 2014 @ 10:46 AM

    Loved the series and the movies, the story told was great, and now waiting for the movie’s sequel.

  6. Mathew Hennig • March 24, 2014 @ 10:47 AM

    I’m a fan because my kids love the How To Train Your Dragon franchise.

  7. Kelly Johnson • March 24, 2014 @ 10:48 AM

    My kids loved the movie and they PVR every episode….they love it!! OK me too!!

  8. ameirah • March 24, 2014 @ 11:00 AM

    Loved the movies. & my girl loves dragons & could watch these everyday. What a great series to own.. thnx

  9. Vijay • March 24, 2014 @ 11:00 AM

    Looks interesting…definitely interested in checking this out!

  10. Lori • March 24, 2014 @ 11:00 AM

    My kids and I hace watched and re-watched How to Train your Dragon so many times! I can’t believe we have not seen this movie yet! I am sure it will become an instant favourite at our house too. The first movie had such a great message for kids and adults alike!

  11. Gary S • March 24, 2014 @ 11:06 AM

    Haven’t seen the series but I loved the original movie and watch the blu-ray whenever I can.

  12. Jennifer I. • March 24, 2014 @ 11:34 AM

    We love the original movie, have tshirts, pjs and ALL of the books! We watch the cartoon on tv and cant wait for the new movies. My kids would love this!

  13. Wayne Lecoy • March 24, 2014 @ 12:15 PM

    It would be great to win a copy of
    the Dragons:Defenders of Berk Part 1 DVD.
    I am a fan of the How to Train Your Dragon franchise
    because it’s entertaining and the characters are interesting.
    Although it is intended for a younger audience
    adults find these movies
    and television episodes enjoyable to watch.
    Thank you for having this giveaway!!!!!!!!!!

  14. Toby • March 24, 2014 @ 12:37 PM

    The animation is wonderful and great entertainment for the whole family!

  15. Kirsten • March 24, 2014 @ 1:02 PM

    I’m a fan because I think it’s funny and my little brother is obsessed with how to train your dragon and can’t wait for the new movie.

  16. Sarah Courchesne • March 24, 2014 @ 1:04 PM

    Well, Im 25 and cant wait to see this movie.
    I lovee the first one and I wont lie I watched the tv show too.

    Your review of the movie makes it sound exciting as a sequel to the first!!

    Im excited to watch it with the child I nanny for 🙂

    She loves the dragons!!

  17. Laurie • March 24, 2014 @ 1:17 PM

    My kids love the movie and the shows!

  18. Rogina • March 24, 2014 @ 1:55 PM

    This is a series I can sit down and watch with my 4 year old son and actually enjoy.It is funny,the action is great and age appropriate and toothless is adorable.We love playing dragons and vikings and I myself have a little toothless toy standing giard over my kitchen.we are big fans and are eagerly awaiting the continuation of the series and the upcoming sequel!

  19. Cheryl Germain • March 24, 2014 @ 1:56 PM

    The little ones I care for love the TV show and I like the positive messages.

  20. Lily Leung • March 24, 2014 @ 5:37 PM

    My child and I loved the series and the movie. It is funny and best story. My 8 year old also play the game on XBOX, is challenging and loved it!!

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    Got to say that mvie is by far the most funny animated movie around. We love watching it as a family many many times over. Always a favorite!

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