How to Train Your Dragon 2 is the 3D CGI action fantasy film released in 2014, loosely based on the book series of the same name by Cressida Cowell. It is the sequel to the massively successful 2010 computer-animated film How to Train Your Dragon and the second in the trilogy. How to Train Your Dragon 2 takes place five years after the first film, featuring Hiccup and his friends as young adults.The film is written and directed by Dean DeBlois, and stars the voices of Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, a.o. The film was recently released and received positive reviews.
Composer John Powell, who earned his first Academy Award nomination for his music in the original How To Train Your Dragon movie, returned to score the sequel. The score was conducted by Gavin Greenaway and recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London with a 120 piece orchestra, a 100-voice choir, and a wide array of ethnic instruments, including celtic harp, uilleann pipes, tin whistle, bodhrán, and bagpipes.
Sigur Rós lead vocalist, Jónsi, who wrote and performed the song "Sticks & Stones" for the original movie, provided two new original songs for the sequel in collaboration with Powell. The track "Where No One Goes" is not only written, but also performed by Jónsi and Powell. Belarusian-Norwegian artist Alexander Rybak, who voices Hiccup in Norwegian, also wrote and performed the song "Into A Fantasy".
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