‘How to Train Your Dragon’ Holiday Special Coming to NBC

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The beloved characters of How to Train Your Dragon will return this December in a half-hour animated special How to Train Your Dragon Homecoming. The holiday special will see the return of Jay Baruchel as the voice of Hiccup, America Ferrera as Astrid, Gerard Butler as Stoick, Craig Ferguson as Gobber, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Fishlegs.

Homecoming takes place just before the emotional epilogue from the final installment of the film trilogy – and 10 years after the end of How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. The special opens with Hiccup and Toothless sharing stories of their special relationship with their respective families as they prepare for the Snoggletog Festival.

When it becomes clear that the new generation of Vikings doesn’t remember the bond between dragon and human, Hiccup makes a plan to celebrate dragons with a grand holiday pageant. This heartwarming idea leads to a series of hilarious and exciting events, but no matter the circumstance, everyone in New Berk – young and old alike – is reminded that dragons and humans are forever bonded.

How to Train Your Dragon Homecoming is set to premiere this holiday season on NBC on December 3, at 8:30 PM ET. It will also be available on DVD December 3, and on Digital December 4. Both the Digital and DVD versions are packed with special bonus features, including an inside look at the animation test featuring the breakout stars of the holiday special, the baby dragons known as Night Lights. Homecoming will be available to stream on Hulu December 5 for the whole family to enjoy all holiday season.

Brianna

Brianna works full time in the publishing industry, passionately building books to bring to the masses. Her first fandom was Harry Potter, which she joined at age 11. Her love for books took her abroad to earn her Masters Degree at University College London, after which she lived in New York City, and now resides in Austin. She loves all things fandom including Supernatural, Doctor Who, and more. Ever the introvert, she can usually be found reading, playing with her dog, listening to music and practicing yoga. Brianna joined the Nerds and Beyond staff in 2018 where she unites her love for all things "nerd" with her passion for writing. Find her on Twitter here: @bookbag09

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