How to Train Your Dragon script
Synopsis: Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) is a Norse teenager from the island of Berk, where fighting dragons is a way of life. His progressive views and weird sense of humor make him a misfit, despite the fact that his father (Gerard Butler) is chief of the clan. Tossed into dragon-fighting school, he endeavors to prove himself as a true Viking, but when he befriends an injured dragon he names Toothless, he has the chance to plot a new course for his people's future.

FADE IN:

EXT. NORTH SEA/VILLAGE - NIGHT

We skim above a dark, wild ocean. The camera turns toward a

lone island, Berk. It is a gigantic shard of rock jutting

straight out of the water.

HICCUP (V.O.)

This, is Berk. It’s twelve days

North of hopeless, and a few

degrees South of freezing to death.

It’s located solidly on the

meridian of misery.

The camera drifts over rolling hills to reveal a small

village nestled on an outcropping of sea mounts.

HICCUP (V.O.) (CONT’D)

My village. In a word, sturdy.

And it’s been here for seven

generations, but every single

building is new.

The camera drifts closer, circling.

HICCUP (V.O.) (CONT’D)

We have fishing, hunting, and a

charming view of the sunsets. The

only problems are the pests. You

see, most places have mice or

mosquitos. We have...

Sheep graze peacefully on a hillside. Suddenly one is

snatched.

CUT TO:

INT. STOICK’S HOUSE - CONTINUOUS

A door is pulled open... as a DRAGON swoops directly toward

it, BLASTING FIRE. The door is SLAMMED. The fire shoots

through the slats of wood, illuminating HICCUP, a gangly

teenage Viking.

HICCUP:

...dragons.

EXT. STOICK’S HOUSE

He reopens the sizzling door, as leaps off of the front

porch. He weaves through the erupting mayhem as Vikings pour

out of the buildings, ready for a fight.

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More dragons swarm in, setting rooftops alight and hauling

off sheep.

HICCUP (V.O.)

Most people would leave. Not us.

We’re Vikings. We have stubbornness

issues.

Vikings sound the alarm. Viking men and women pour out into

the streets, axes in hand.

ON HICCUP darting through alleys, staying under eaves, making

his way through the battle.

HICCUP (V.O.) (CONT’D)

My name’s Hiccup. Great name, I

know. But it’s not the worst.

Parents believe a hideous name will

frighten off gnomes and trolls.

Like our charming Viking demeanor

wouldn’t do that.

Dragons sweep back and forth, dodging axes and blasting the

Vikings who throw them. A burly warrior gets tossed in an

explosion, knocking Hiccup to the ground.

VIKING:

(fierce)

Arggghhhhh!

(cheery, insane)

Mornin'!

Hiccup gets to his feet and continues to rush past gigantic

men and women.

HICCUP (V.O.)

Meet the neighbors. Hoark the

Haggard...

HOARK:

What are you doing out!?

HICCUP:

... Burnthair the Broad...

BURNTHAIR:

Get inside!

HICCUP:

... Phlegma the Fierce...

PHLEGMA THE FIERCE

Get back inside!

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HICCUP:

.... Ack.

He passes a silent ox of a viking, picking his ear.

HICCUP (CONT’D)

Yep, just Ack.

Enter STOICK, the biggest Viking of all. He yanks Hiccup from

the path of a strafing dragon and holds aloft to the crowd.

STOICK:

Hiccup!?

(accusingly; to the crowd)

What is he doing out again?!

(to Hiccup)

What are you doing out?! Get

inside!

The flames light up his scowling face and matted red beard.

He sets Hiccup down and turns to the sky, searching.

HICCUP (V.O.)

(in awe)

That’s Stoick the Vast. Chief of

the tribe. They say that when he

was a baby he popped a dragon’s

head clean off of its shoulders.

Do I believe it?

Stoick grabs a wooden cart and hurls it, knocking the

strafing dragon out of the sky.

HICCUP (V.O.) (CONT'D)

Yes I do.

An EXPLOSION forces Vikings to DUCK. Stoick stands firm,

brushing flaming debris off of his shoulder.

STOICK:

(barking; to his men)

What have we got?

VIKING #1

Gronkles. Nadders. Zipplebacks. Oh,

and Hoark saw a Monstrous

Nightmare.

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Will Davies

William Davies is an English screenwriter and film producer. He has written and co-written a number of films including 1988's Twins, The Real McCoy, Johnny English, Alien Autopsy, Flushed Away, How to ... more…

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