DreamWorks is making sure their How To Train Your Dragon franchise is sticking around for awhile. Here are a few excerpts from the press release:
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.
“‘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.”
In the “How to Train Your Dragon” television series on Cartoon Network, the characters and worlds originally created for the big screen will be explored and further developed in a number of exciting ways that will be revealed over time. TV audiences will be taken on original, new adventures with Hiccup and Toothless every week.
2012 is obviously a ways off, so we can only speculate on whether or not HTTYD will transition well into the small screen. While Disney has been known in the past to turn their big films into regular season series (some did well, others not so much), this will only be the second one done by DreamWorks — the first being The Penguins of Madagascar.
Still, a nice little announcement on the eve of the film’s October 15th DVD and Blu-ray release.