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Disclosure:  Thanks to DreamWorks and Fox Home Entertainment for partnering up with us to spread the word on this sweet new release & sending us a DVD for review purposes. We've been huge fans of DRAGONS: DEFENDERS OF BERK since day 1. 

Got your DVD yet?  This recent release just came out March 25th, and it's a keeper, with Never-Before-Seen Dragons and Exclusive Offers for The School of Dragons Online Game! My kids were thrilled with the games and extras on the DVD and the code for on line play. And I was jazzed to have all of our favorite episodes available to replay at will. Click here for our past DRAGONS: DEFENDERS OF BERK coverage.

Dragons: Defenders of Berk is one of my tweens' favorite shows and I must confess... mine too. It's a blog stopper. There are three shows my kids dig that I'll stop work for and watch with them. Dragons: Defenders of Berk, Phineas and Ferb, and Gravity Falls.  They're all excellent, have great animation, they're entertaining, and they are so well written. So, we're super stoked to announce that “DreamWorks Dragons: Defenders of Berk Part 1″ is now out on DVD!!  We're also more than a bit excited about the film sequel coming in June.  

DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon fans can soar higher than ever before when Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment releases on DVD the first part of the award-winning top-rated TV series, DreamWorks DRAGONS: DEFENDERS OF BERK. Available everywhere March 25, the DVD kicks off the franchise’s “Year of the Dragon” which will continue with the highly anticipated film sequel arriving in theaters this June as well as Dragon game apps, books and other fan experiences releasing throughout the year. The DVD of the 2013 Annie Award winner for Best Animated Television Production for Children is loaded with exciting bonus content for the whole family to enjoy and contains 10 epic adventures and four all-new dragons.

Based on the DreamWorks Animation Academy Award® nominated movie How to Train Your Dragon, DRAGONS: DEFENDERS OF BERK PART 1 follows Hiccup and his fellow dragon trainers as they battle to protect their island home. The young Vikings must put their dragon training skills to the test to defeat dangerous and surprising new enemies! The series features original voice talent from the film including Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera and Christopher Mintz-Plasse and will include, Zack Pearlman and more.

Defenders of Berk, and the previously released Riders of Berk, is a must-own for any Dragons fan to catch up before the summer event when How to Train Your Dragon 2 hits theatres June 13th! The DVD is jam-packed with special features that dive deeper into the exciting world of Dragons, including Dragon Tracker Part 3 featuring an in-depth look at the Screaming Death, Fireworm Queen, Flightmare and Skrill dragons; Evolution of Screaming Death, a featurette with visual effects supervisor David Jones who explains the history behind this interesting and scary dragon; and the “SuperFly” Dragon Mash-up music video. When it comes to action and excitement, the sky’s the limit in this high-flying animated TV series.

Fans that purchase the DVD will also get a Digital HD UltraVioletcode for the title and an offer for exclusive battle gear and one month’s free subscription to School of Dragons, the online game from JumpStart based on DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon franchise. With cinema-like graphics and an immersive 3D world, it takes more than courage to train a dragon but brains as well. For more information, visit http://www.schoolofdragons.com.

DreamWorks Dragons: Defenders of Berk Part 1 DVD Features:

Dragon Tracker Part 3

Evolution of Screaming Death

"SuperFly" Dragon Mash-Up

Sneak Peek

DreamWorks Animation creates high-quality entertainment, including CG animated feature films, television specials and series and live entertainment properties, meant for audiences around the world. The Company has world-class creative talent, a strong and experienced management team and advanced filmmaking technology and techniques. DreamWorks Animation has been named one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” by FORTUNE® Magazine for five consecutive years. In 2013, DreamWorks Animation ranks #12 on the list. All of DreamWorks Animation’s feature films are produced in 3D. The Company has theatrically released a total of 26 animated feature films, including the franchise properties of Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon, Puss In Boots, and The Croods.

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is the industry leading worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox produced, acquired and third party partner film and television programing. Each year TCFHE expands its award-winning global product portfolio with the introduction of new entertainment content through established and emerging formats including DVD, Blu-ray™ and DigitalHD™. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is a subsidiary of 21st Century Fox.

Since 1991, JumpStart has been dedicated to enhancing children’s lives through engaging educational games. Today, JumpStart designs games under its two flagship brands JumpStart® and Math Blaster®. These games immerse children in magical 3D worlds filled with adventure, exploration, and most importantly, learning. JumpStart’s products are available online and through various platforms such as Nintendo Wii™, iOS® and Android™. JumpStart has become a prominent force in children’s educational gaming and is trusted and tested by teachers and parents alike, helping millions of children learn. A subsidiary of Knowledge Holdings, Inc., the company is privately held and based in Torrance, California. For more information, go to www.jumpstart.com.

DreamWorks Dragons: Defenders of Berk Part 1 DVD 
Street Date:
March 25, 2014

Screen Format:
Widescreen 1.78:1
English 5.1 Dolby Digital
Closed Captioned:

Disclosure:  Thanks again to DreamWorks and Fox Home Entertainment for partnering up with us to spread the word on this sweet new release & sending us a DVD for review purposes. We've been huge fans of DRAGONS: DEFENDERS OF BERK since day 1. 

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