The Animators For HTTYD Argued About Whether Dragons Are More Like Cats Or Dogs (Kitties And Doggos)

I'm sure something we can all agree on is that Toothless is super, duper cute! Is he as cute as a cat or a dog though?
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Original Article:
www.factfiend.com/animators-train-dragon-argued-whether-dragons-like-cats-dogs/
Source:
www.reddit.com/r/MovieDetails/comments/7yfwsn/the_toothless_animation_for_this_scene_in_how_to/
www.animationmentor.com/blog/animating-toothless-insider-tips-from-how-to-train-your-dragon-2/
www.empireonline.com/movies/features/train-dragon-designs/
nationalzoo.si.edu/animals/king-cobra#:~:text=The%20snakes%20eaten%20by%20the,cobras%20eat%20mice%20and%20rats.
www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/2wxv5v/til_that_to_help_illustrate_the_hippo_ballerina/
www.nationalgeographic.co.uk/animals/2019/06/puppy-dog-eyes-evolved-so-dogs-could-communicate-us
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monsters,_Inc.
Images:
How To Train Your Dragon,
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_to_Train_Your_Dragon_(film)
How To Train Your Dragon 2,
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_to_Train_Your_Dragon_2
Toothless,
howtotrainyourdragon.fandom.com/wiki/Toothless_(Franchise)
Hiccup,
howtotrainyourdragon.fandom.com/wiki/Hiccup_Horrendous_Haddock_III_(Franchise)
Cat,
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat
Dog,
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dog
Wombat,
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wombat
King Cobra,
commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:12_-_The_Mystical_King_Cobra_and_Coffee_Forests.jpg
Kangaroo,
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kangaroo
Big Foot,
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Patterson%E2%80%93Gimlin_film_frame_352.jpg
Sulley,
monstersinc.fandom.com/wiki/James_P._Sullivan
Fantasia,
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fantasia_(1940_film)
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_to_Train_Your_Dragon:_The_Hidden_World
Videos:
How To Train Your Dragon (2010),
www.imdb.com/title/tt0892769/
How To Train Your Dragon 2 (2014),
www.imdb.com/title/tt1646971/
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019),
www.imdb.com/title/tt2386490/
Fantasia (1940),
www.imdb.com/title/tt0032455/
Cat Falls Over Wearing Harness (2019),
trvision.net/detail/video-MVLm76b3WRs.html
Cat Gets His Head Stuck (2017),
trvision.net/detail/video-Zljgcc-RnFA.html, trvision.net/detail/video-YPyXHiEYJj8.html
How To Train Your OwlKitty (2018),
trvision.net/detail/video-yptkdgHsyjk.html
Animators Stuck Tape To Cats Tail,
www.reddit.com/r/MovieDetails/comments/7yfwsn/the_toothless_animation_for_this_scene_in_how_to/
Music:
"Two Finger Johnny" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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  • I remember being really confused when I saw the trailer for the movie. I remember reading the books, and it's completely different, Toothless is tiny, and dragons actually have a language that hiccup understands. Really the only things that seem to be similar are the names.

    Josh SmithJosh Smith2 gün önce
  • .Toothless is both cat and dog so dat/cog

    Games PlayGames Play12 gün önce
  • There are historical references to dragons but they are all like old roman records or writings of monks and describe them as just really big snakes. So the most historically accurate depiction of a dragon is a "Thicc Danger Noodle"

    Andrew-Paul ClementsAndrew-Paul Clements15 gün önce
  • But did they even read the book its based on? No one even realizes there were books and they were a huge part of my childhood years before the movie came out. Then I couldn't sit through more than a few minutes of the movie cuz it's like they took all the names and fully changed the story. Sorry for the bit of a rant.

    Samantha JohnsonSamantha Johnson18 gün önce
  • Does anyone know abt the how to train your dragons books

    Emmett KetlerEmmett Ketler20 gün önce
    • I do but haven't read it yet

      Le MeowLe Meow10 gün önce
  • my dad's dog once got off his leash and came home with the shoulder blade of a cow. he looked so pleased with himself I couldn't bare to take it away. however hence forth he was known as thief. cuz you know he just stole it from another dog, who was probably still on it's leash. lol fucking thief.

    Jason GuentherJason Guenther20 gün önce
  • its pretty much hard coded in humans to find most baby animals cute because human babies are weak and unable to fend for themselves for years

    teejaye110teejaye11022 gün önce
  • Has anyone mentioned how much this man looks like Greg Barnett from the Scranton, PA punk band The Menzingers?

    Oliver ConlonOliver Conlon29 gün önce
  • I'd like to believe they behave like monitor lizards

    Morgan WesthoffMorgan WesthoffAylar önce
  • Toothless is more like a dog... He turns around before he lies down, he cocks his head when he hears a new noise or when he’s thinking, and he’s NOT EVIL! ...dog.

    Sarah ColvinSarah ColvinAylar önce
  • He's definitely a cat!

    The Ap-SapThe Ap-SapAylar önce
  • If i start eating humans do i become king human

    Yan LarocheYan LarocheAylar önce
    • no but you do get put on the goverment's watch list

      Le MeowLe Meow10 gün önce
  • Most of the dragons are dogs, except the furies, who are 100% cats

    CrazyLumbyJackCrazyLumbyJackAylar önce
  • Toothless is a dog

    shadowdarkriashadowdarkriaAylar önce
  • Depends on the brain, tendency, and physiology of the dragon I guess, correct me if I'm wrong

    Constantine Petra Dewananda HaryantoConstantine Petra Dewananda HaryantoAylar önce
  • i got 1:34 into this then i paused it and went to watch the movie.

    Capt'n CraggyCapt'n CraggyAylar önce
    • of course came back to finish the episode though ;)

      Capt'n CraggyCapt'n CraggyAylar önce
  • I feel like snake or lizards are a better choice.

    Cade GoldenCade GoldenAylar önce
  • The thing I loved about the end of HTTYD3 was the voiceover by Hiccup that starts with "There were dragons when I was a boy." What I love about it, is that is how the original book starts off. The films are "inspired by", but also completely different from the books, but that section of dialog at the end of the final movie is a really nice nod back to where it all started.

    Christopher BeckfordChristopher BeckfordAylar önce
  • I always thought that the animators could just look at the books for reference lol. Toothless is definitely more cat-like in them, at least for the most part

    Rhianna CahillRhianna CahillAylar önce
  • Although I love all the trilogy of movies I really wish they'd make another series of them that are based on the books since they're so different in story, characters and themes.

    B r u hB r u hAylar önce
  • I like the way the differentbspecies of dragons are adapted to survive i love the ecology of fictional creatures wich is one of the many reasons that i am adicted to monster hunter since i started 4 ultimate (besides pounding the face of that beutifull creature with a giant fricken hammer and making armour out of its body)

    Vincent PeyVincent PeyAylar önce
  • "3rd and final film" *4th already in development.*

    Stephen BordersStephen BordersAylar önce
  • yeah, kink shaming is fine. this shit if fucked up.

    Phantasm KarkoffPhantasm KarkoffAylar önce
  • I think the dragons are like foxes because a fox is just a dog mixed with a cat

    Raine SilverflockRaine SilverflockAylar önce
  • .....so it's the BBEG

    Cameron RoderCameron RoderAylar önce
  • Toothless is more like a dog to me the panting play bow wagging of tail hes more of a dog realy

    xXwhitedynamite2xXwhitedynamite2Aylar önce
  • 4:43 well hick up shot him

    Tucker CreechTucker CreechAylar önce
  • Why not both?

    Felix360Felix360Aylar önce
  • Dragons are neither. They are reptiles, so they would act as such. Like humans are interesting, but at the same time, not what they were looking for.

    That Guy AgainThat Guy AgainAylar önce
  • Httyd is the best film franchise ever and if i wasnt on a flight with other people i would have cried outright

    Fabricated LightningFabricated LightningAylar önce
  • RIP Mitch Hedberg

    Jon ThysellJon ThysellAylar önce
  • Different breeds would be more dog-like or cat like. We just didn’t see enough! XD

    Luis-Raul Diaz-RiosLuis-Raul Diaz-RiosAylar önce
  • you know what? as a really big httyd fan 'fuck that one in particular' is actually a really good point lmaoooo

    Roman JohnsonRoman JohnsonAylar önce
  • He has the curiosity of a cat, loyalty of a dog, body of a salamander, and wings of a bat.

    ZulfburhtZulfburhtAylar önce
  • Httyd is one of the best movies in my opinion

    Lewis MysteryLewis MysteryAylar önce
  • Httyd is ace

    coopdegamercoopdegamerAylar önce
  • My cat will not eat out of his bowl if he can see the bottom of the bowl. It must be full enough to cover the whole bottom.

    Mandy McNamerMandy McNamerAylar önce
  • The Red Death was awesome though

    Omega PrimeOmega PrimeAylar önce
  • "Are they like dogs or cats?" Honestly, I really think they're reptiles

    Anakin80042 FuryAnakin80042 FuryAylar önce
    • Paraphrase P.M. Seymour “Anything they see IZ A DOG or IZ A CAT”

      Luis-Raul Diaz-RiosLuis-Raul Diaz-RiosAylar önce
  • True dragon locomotion is also probably hard to puzzle out, as we don't have any large, six-limbed animals to use as a reference.

    Aaron HamricAaron HamricAylar önce
  • I saw the Red Death as the creators confirming that Dragons were as individual as the Vikings they raided. There are evil humans, there are evil dragons. You just have to understand which is which before fixing the problem.

    Rusty .ThebaniteRusty .ThebaniteAylar önce
  • I don't see the wombat either but damn they're quick. They'll chase you around the backyard, headbutt you, try and nimble but it hurts although that one was only playing and not wild. A wild one, it'll just avoid you.

    Josh CumminsJosh CumminsAylar önce
  • I think Toothless looks and acts VERY much like a cat

    misolgit 69misolgit 69Aylar önce
  • Question: Why couldn't the dragons just act like Really Smart/socialized Pet Lizards with slight mammal traits? Answer: Don't be silly! You can't train an Lizard! Me: Pulls up Hundreds of videos showing Trained intelligent/almost dog-like Reptiles. DreamWorks: Oh shit.

    Ryan OzogRyan OzogAylar önce
  • I think Nisha (sp?) was right, def cats. Also cats can totally by as loyal and playful as dogs. My old cat Ciri (named after The Witcher) would literally 1) wait for me at the window every day when I left for work, 2) follow me all around the house whenever I was home, 3) drag her toys over to me to let me she wanted me to play with her more, and 4) always wanted to be sleeping on or near me. It really just depends on how well you can read their body language, how consistent you are (cats are very much creatures of habit), and whether or not you play with them regularly/well (most folks think cats get bored of playing easily but more often than not if you have something like a wand with a string and feather on it and you're moving it well ,not too fast that they never catch it and not too slow that they're bored with some variety, they'll want to play with you till they're completely exhausted. If they leave the room or walk away they are likely trying to hide so they can ambush the "prey" when it is least likely to expect it. Most folks will quit at that point because they think the cat walked away because it was bored when in reality the cat just popped into the other room so it could hug the wall and listen and wait for its chance to strike). Most of the cats I've known would happily play for 1-2 hours, till they were literally panting from exhaustion.

    G&S GamingG&S GamingAylar önce
  • Httyd 3 proved that making toothless more like a dog was the worst choice dreamwrks could have made. God toothless in httyd 3 sucks ass I'm not even kidding

    Yume KaidaYume KaidaAylar önce
  • I would have thought they'd be more like lizards, but I've never been the smartest guy.

    Austin CannonAustin CannonAylar önce
  • All the Vikings heard in the beginning was a sonic build up to his plasma blast. Honestly it *is* a terrifying concept to not know what or where your enemy is but being able to hear a couple seconds ahead of an explosion Is crazy.

    1 Out Of 7.7 Billion1 Out Of 7.7 BillionAylar önce
  • tree = big stick change my mind

    Wonky ChonkWonky ChonkAylar önce
  • Cats don't steal. The giver is just sometimes unaware of their gift.

    B.B.Aylar önce
  • They don’t behave like neither cats nor dogs, they behave like foxes

    Moose the FoxMoose the FoxAylar önce
  • My cat will be in the other room asleep ill walk into the living room with food and the next thing i know shes sitting on the couch right behind my shoulder like what you got to eat? I want some? Chirping away

    Ckbtony 1983Ckbtony 1983Aylar önce
  • I just had a random thought and thought it would be a good fact fiend focus Cereal mascot battle royale

    Coherent RamblingsCoherent RamblingsAylar önce
  • Stormfly reminds me of a parrot

    Amit GilbertAmit GilbertAylar önce
  • Depends on if your dragon obeys you or if it lives free. Dogs obey. People don’t like cats.

    Twilight Gardens presentationsTwilight Gardens presentationsAylar önce
  • My take away here......”where the fuck did they find a 400lbs belly dancer? And who’s dumbass sanctioned that person being allowed to belly dance?”

    DEF Mistwalker Eevee Nation Gaming!DEF Mistwalker Eevee Nation Gaming!Aylar önce
  • The unholy offspring of lightning and death itself!

    Pablo NevesPablo NevesAylar önce
  • In the first movie when Toothless dive bombs a house he gives off a Stuka vibe cos of the sound and the speed.

    Liam CorcoranLiam CorcoranAylar önce
  • Pounces on things, especially light. Has an equivalent of catnip called dragonnip. Prefers and can create its own warm bedding. I think we are in possession of cat mate

    Omicra From OmicronOmicra From OmicronAylar önce
    • Ah but my man. He fetches tho. And he licks hiccups face that’s dog my dude I agree tho he’s definitely a cat

      Katie RonnieKatie RonnieAylar önce
  • Fun fact, I was just a kid when the first movie came out and was OBSESSED with it. Now I've watched every episode of all the shows and all the movies and I feel like as a reward, the final season of Race To The Edge came out right on my birthday. Amazing.

    Blink AbyssBlink AbyssAylar önce
  • Fun fact about cats: they don't normally get vocal with other cats. Yeah, they'll sometimes growl or hiss, but the meowing is usually just reserved for the kittens to help the parents/children locate each other. Grown cats are typically silent toward each other, especially in the wild. House cats, on the other hand, are extremely vocal because they've learned that's how humans communicate.

    ZielionZielionAylar önce
  • actually, hiccup shot down toothless, that's why he was injured

    kicksejakicksejaAylar önce
  • As much as I love it wen fictional animal are made to act like pre-existing pets, like cats or dogs, I do sort of wish the people making these works would just give them a behaviour all their own 😊

    JeremyJeremyAylar önce
  • Both they have the cuteness of a cat as well as the expert death glare of cats but the loyalty and friendship of dogs. :3

    Shannon 6201Shannon 6201Aylar önce
  • The cgi cat videos are from the OwlKitty channel, & that guy inserts his cat into many other scenea. My favorite is when she took the place of the pottery wheel in Patrick Swayze's "Ghost."

    Iain NumberIain NumberAylar önce
  • I too am a fan of Mitch Hedberg R.I.P.

    Æron deManÆron deManAylar önce
  • Tbh this argument makes perfect sense

    Mr PiggMr PiggAylar önce
  • @2:28 it was my 1 yr old's favorite part. She's older now ofc. She had a dance she did to mimic what toothless and hiccup did around the lines drawn. I have it on video and it's one of my favorite moments bc of her. Love this video btw ☺️

    Lynn HLynn HAylar önce
  • Gods, such a good film series. Happy to see people still talking about it... also, yeah, Night Furies are giant doggos.

    Time BrainTime BrainAylar önce
  • Size: Unknown. Speed: Unknown. The unholy offspring of lightning and death itself. Never engage this dragon. Your only chance, hide and pray it does not find you.

    Hunter VHunter VAylar önce
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