On the eve of the WORLD PREMIERE of one of the entertainment world’s most ambitious productions, the Seven Network will air How To Train Your Dragon Comes To Life. This exclusive television special delves behind the scenes during the creation of the spellbinding show How to Train Your Dragon Arena Spectacular. This arena show is an epic adventure based on Dreamworks' highly successful animated feature film How To Train Your Dragon. It will bring high-flying, fire-breathing dragons to life in an unprecedented live entertainment event!
Cast member Sarah McCreanor meets a dragon.
The television special will feature the cast and crew preparing for the show’s WORLD PREMIERE in Melbourne in March. The star dragon of the show TOOTHLESS, will be introduced to viewers with his dark colour, piercing eyes, and lovable nature. He is indeed the dragon that the audience will irresistibly fall in love with.
Audiences will also get a glimpse into what it takes to bring these mythical beasts to life via animatronics and 'voodoo' puppetry. They will marvel at how these enormous creatures are brought to life through theatrical magic and ground breaking engineering. Audiences will also meet the entire cast as well as their favourite dragons from the film.
Cast members Rarmian Newton, Riley Miner, Sarah McCreanor and Gemma Nguyen look at various aspects of the production and how the engineers and creative team mount a spectacle of this size – from the massive wall-to-floor projections, to the amazing flying rig, to the dragons themselves.
Dreamworks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, award-winning theatre director Nigel Jamieson and Creature designer Sonny Tilders, also take you behind-the-scenes in this special for a rare look at how theatrical magic can transform an arena stage into a mythical world with dragons, vikings and images that will leave audiences in awe.
The exclusive television event How To Train Your Dragon Comes To Life
airs nationally at 6.30pm Saturday 4th February on the 7 Network
The must-see HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON ARENA SPECTACULAR will begin its World tour in Australia in March 2012 and tickets are on sale now from Ticketek.com.au or 132 849.
Ticket prices range from $49.90 to $99.90.
MELBOURNE March 2 to March 11 Hisense Arena
SYDNEY March 16 to March 25 All Phones Arena
BRISBANE March 28 to April 1 Brisbane Entertainment Centre