Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury

Synopsis: The Viking town of Berk, now enjoying its new alliance with the dragons, is preparing for its annual winter holiday of Snoggletog. However, that spirit is threatened when all the dragons, except Toothless who needs Hiccup to help him, suddenly fly away for some reason. While Astrid ineffectually tries to salvage the occasion, Hiccup decides to build Toothless a new prosthetic to allow him to fly independently, only to have the dragon take off as well. However, as the holiday approaches, Hiccup finds himself swept up to learn the dragons' secret the hard way and to find a solution to bring them home early.
Director(s): Tom Owens
Production: DreamWorks Animation
  2 nominations.
22 min

[Hiccup] This is Berk,

boasting the kind of balmy,

fun-in-the-sun climate

that will give you frostbite

on your spleen.

The one upside

is our annual holiday.

We call it Snoggletog.

Why we chose such a stupid name

remains a mystery.

- But with the war long over...

- [dragon roaring, pounding]

...and dragons living amongst

us, this year's Snoggletog...

...promises to be

one to remember.

OK, OK! I'm coming!

- Good morning, Mr. Bossy.

- [chortling]

[mimics chortling]

Do you always have to wake me up

so early to go flying...?

Stupid leg.

Thanks, buddy. I'm OK.

- Yeah, we can go flying now.

- [gurgles]

Eww! Eww!

What?! Eww!


[Hiccup] Come on!

Let's see what you got today!

Yeah! OK, you ready?


Yes! Finally!

Yes, yes... No, no!

That one a wee bit higher!

- Here?

- There! That's the spot!

[child] Roar!

[roars ferociously]

[child giggling]

Attaboy, Meatlug.

Are you ready, girl?

By Odin's beard, Gobber,

Vikings spending the winter

holiday with dragons!

- What would the fathers say?

- They'd think we'd

lost our minds.

[chuckling] Well done!

Well done. All of you!

I never thought I'd

live to see this day:

peace on the island of Berk.

This will surely be the greatest

holiday we've ever seen.

- [all cheering, laughing]

- [dragons moaning]

What the...?

[dragons chittering, screeching]

What in Thor's name?


Come back!

What are you doing?


- [boy 1] What's going on?

- [boy 2] What's happening?

Where's Hiccup?

What do you say, bud?

Wanna go again?

- Whoa!

- [dragons roaring]


Whoa! Whoa! Whoa!

Oh, no, my helmet!



No, no, no, no! No, no, no!

Whoa, whoa, wait!

Toothless! Stop!

We'll get it later, buddy.

We need to get back

and find out what's going on.

What's the matter?

Where are you going?

No, no, no, don't leave,

Stormfly! Don't go! Please?

- Astrid!

- Hiccup! What's going on?

Where are they going?

- Why did they leave?

- What's happening?!

What if they never come back?!

- Stop, please!

- Calm down!

Give him a chance to speak!

Hiccup, where are

all of our dragons going?

Dad, I don't know.

[dragons chattering]

Where'd they go?

Snoggletog is ruined!

It's not ruined!

We're Vikings!

We've been perfectly happy

celebrating without dragons

for generations.

And there's no reason

we can't do it again.

Now, we don't know

where they've gone off to.

But we have to have faith

that they'll be back again soon.

- Am I right?

- You're right! We are Vikings!

- [jangling]

- We're tough...

most of the time.

[man] Let's sing

some Snoggletog songs.

- That was depressing.

- I know.

I was looking forward

to spending the holiday

with Stormfly.

[whistling melody]

What are you so happy about?

Don't you miss Meatlug?


Oh, yeah.

I miss him so much!

Well, good night.

I've got an idea. Let's come up

with a bunch of new holiday


- You know, to bury the sadness.

- [all groan]

Actually, Astrid might

be onto something.

Easy for you to say. Your dragon

can't go anywhere without you.

Must be nice.

Yak nog! Get your yak nog!

Come on! Get a frothy,

delicious cup of cheer!

Hey, you guys, try

this tasty new beverage

I made for the holiday.

- What's the smell? Is that you?

- It's yak nog!

If I drink that, I'm gonna

yak nog all over the place.

Maybe you'd rather taste

a punch in the face?

Astrid, it sounds delightful.

I'd love a mug.


You can really taste the yak.

- Yum! What is that?

- You wanna try some?

It's my new traditional drink.

Oh, you know, um,

I have suddenly and inexplicably

changed my mind.

Well, you don't know

what you're missing.

I bet Hiccup will love this.

Are you crying?

- Hiccup?

- Yeah, I'm over here,

Astrid. Coming.

Here. Happy holidays.

From me to you.

- Thank you, milady.

- What are you up to?

OK, you're gonna

think I'm crazy,

but I just couldn't stop

thinking about what Tuffnut

said last night.

Toothless can't come

and go like the other dragons,

and that's just not fair.

I was up all night,

and I think I found

a way to fix that.

No way!

You built him a new tail?

So he's gonna be able

to fly without you!



Wow! What a great gift.

What if he never comes back?

- What am I saying?

Of course he will.

- Mm-hmm.

Well, I'm gonna go spread

some more holiday cheer.

You're amazing!



Toothless! Come on down, bud!

I got something for you.

What do you think of that? Yeah.

Would you just settle down!

Toothless, come on, bud.

Let me get this on you.

Yeah. You are going

to love this.


[roaring, grunting]

No, no, no! Toothless, stop!

Please, wait! Toothless, please!

[confused grunt]

There you go. See? Got it?

Toothless... Whoa!


[pounding continues]


I knew you'd come back!



Morning, son.

Hey, Dad.

Glad you're up.

I was looking for your helmet.

My... my helmet?

Odin needs a place

to put your goodies.

Yeah, right, I'll...

get on that.


Hold on.

Hold on. All right, come on.

What's on your mind?

Out with it.

It's been three days, Dad.

I just thought Toothless

would be back by now.

I'm sure he's with

the other dragons.


I wish I could be that sure.

Listen, I know what it's like

to miss someone you love this

time of year.

But what do we do when they

can't be here for the holiday?

Rate this script:3.3 / 3 votes

Adam F. Goldberg

Adam Frederick Goldberg (born April 2, 1976) is an American television and film producer and writer, best known as the creator and showrunner of the television series Breaking In and The Goldbergs, the latter of which is a biopic on his own childhood. more…

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