The first movie I ever took Holden to see in a theater was “How to Train Your Dragon”. He was only a little over 2 years old, and Parker was just an itty bitty baby. I knew it was a little early for him to sit through a feature-length film, but after nights where all of us got no rest, being up with a new baby and all, I felt like he really needed some quality time. Much to my surprise, he sat quietly through the whole movie, completely amazed by the dragons on the big screen. I’ve always loved that memory.
By the time the second movie came out, Parker was a seasoned pro in the theater, but that was the only one, to this day, he’s sat quietly through. I don’t know what it is about my boys and dragons, but man- it’s awesome. If you want them to just FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS HOLY BE QUIET, pop some dragons on the TV and they’re good to go. There was a “How to Train Your Dragon” series on TV for a while, but it was on at weird times, and the boys never could seem to get into it. As much as I love the characters (and the continuity was there), the animation left a lot to be desired. It’s hard to go from feature-film budget animation, to small-screen budget animation.
That slightly-sour feeling stuck with me when I heard about the HTTYD series coming to Netflix- an all-new one, completely separate storyline from the movies and TV series. Would it hold up? Would it be better? WORSE? PLEASE DON’T LET IT BE WORSE!
My kids have this nasty habit of getting hooked on ONE show on Netflix and binge-watching it until I want to kill it with fire (Magic Schoolbus, anyone?)- and no, I have NO idea where they learned that- so I can tell you VERY honestly that the new Netflix “How to Train Your Dragon: Race to the Edge” series? It’s pretty frickin’ good. And the animation is soooooooooooo so so so much better. It takes place in between the first and second movie (Yay! Stoick the Vast is back!), and introduces you to all new worlds and dragons. My kids are already bugging out for more episodes.
Ready for another adventure?
Dive deeper into the unknown with these picks.
Can’t get enough dragons? Find more epic dragon movies with a little help from our friends atCommon Sense Media.
New on Netflix for Kids and Families
▪ Penguins of Madagascar: The Movie (7/15)
▪ H2O: Mermaid Adventures: Season 2 (7/15)
▪ Turbo FAST (new episodes 7/31)
Getting my hair done today! Honestly more excited that my husband has to pick up the kids from school than I am about a fresh 'do
17 Stupidly Impossible Things our Kids Think we can do that we… well… can’t. goo.gl/fb/RrkM47
The fact that this is accurate for my life means it's finally happened: I've become my mother. pic.twitter.com/xrIGOoM5Q9
Vacation season is upon is! This is just your friendly reminder that trips with kids are NOT vacations. holdinholden.com/2016/03/vaca…
If you've ever dreamed of having a smaller, angrier version of yourself that you have to argue with over booger eating, kids are for you.
Repeat for infinity while yelling "I JUST CLEANED THAT" pic.twitter.com/pmfEpm3hJU
I love it when my kid is proud of his new accomplishments. I just wish he wouldn't come into my room at 5am to yell them at me while I sleep
Don't grow up- it's a trap! holdinholden.com/2017/05/10-w…
FYI: When I said "enough with the cold weather! It's MAY! Give us heat!" I didn't mean that I wanted to take a vacation to Satan's anus.