Cartoon Network announced today that DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon will be coming to the network as a weekly series in both domestic and international regions beginning in 2012. The film grossed $493.2 million at the worldwide box office and will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on October 15, 2010.
“Great characters and captivating story telling along with state of the art animation is what we love giving our audience,” said Stuart Snyder, President/COO of Turner’s Animation, Young Adults & Kids Business. “The ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ weekly series definitely falls into that category of giving our viewers around the globe something they can’t find anywhere else on television and DreamWorks Animation is a proven leader in taking this art form to the next level. We are ecstatic to be bringing this project to our network and working with everyone at DreamWorks Animation.”
“‘How to Train Your Dragon’ has already captured the hearts and minds of audiences around the world and we are thrilled to join together with Cartoon Network to expand on this amazing movie in a television series of its own,” commented Ann Daly, COO of DreamWorks Animation. “It is incredibly exciting to be able to bring viewers deeper into the world of dragons and tell new stories each week inspired by our characters from the film.”
Source: Cartoon Network, Comingsoon.net