SIGGRAPH 2014 to Host Panel and Screening of “How to Train Your Dragon 2”

At SIGGRAPH 2014, DreamWorks Animation presents a behind-the-scenes discussion on the feature animated film, “How To Train Your Dragon 2” (June 2014). Writer/Director Dean DeBlois charts the nuanced filmmaking necessary to fully realize this next adventure in the secret and emotional world of dragons. 

Featuring DeBlois, Gil Zimmerman (Head of Layout), Simon Otto (Head of Character Animation) and Dave Walvoord (VFX Supervisor), the panel will discuss the creative contributions that went into advancing the complexity and believability of the storytelling and the cinematography, as well as the leap forward the animators were able to make using Apollo, DreamWorks Animation’s ground-breaking next generation animation system.

Then, catch a special viewing of “How to Train Your Dragon 2” at SIGGRAPH 2014, Wednesday night, 13 August, 8-10 pm.

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