How to Train Your Dragon writer Cressida Cowell’s shocking reveal
The author of How to Train Your Dragon, Cressida Cowell, has made a startling disclosure. She said that I believed the dragons existed. DreamWorks Animation’s highly successful trilogy of animated films had their books as source material. British writer Cressida Cowell created a unique world of How to Train Your Dragon.
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, the film was released last year. The film, written by Cressida Cowell, continued the adventures of Dragon Toothless, The Hidden World. The film described the trilogy and the bond between Hiccup and Toothless almost rightly. Kingdom Berk Village is now a utopia where former enemies, humans, and dragons live together. When a whole new threat arises, everyone has to save up to hiccups and toothless. Cressida Cowell was asked some questions, which she answered very satisfactorily.
So how did you approach films?
This was about 2005. They contacted my agent. And so when I initially talked to them, they were not just talking a funny story about it, about the Vikings and the Dragons. They spoke of things that I felt are essential, as the relationship between father and son. This was not what I was expecting. I never wrote books thinking that they were going to be made into a film.
Was there any doubt?
Movies that will make you cry. I thought it was worth the risk. I feel that they have done something great. By the way, films and books are different mediums. So readers are all about language, which does not necessarily translate into film. We should see them and the screen as two other things. But I wanted them to make films that were thinking and emotion.
Taking care of children is difficult. How do you manage it?
I also make my stories very visually. Even though they are for elder children, I show them full pictures because children are so imaginative. I never talk to children because they are as intelligent as we are. This is why Hiccup is so attractive and reliable because he is like many children you know in real life. I am also aware that they can do other things with their time to make my character as much as possible, and readers should care about what happens to them.
The colorful world associated with Vikings and dragons?
I used to watch and visualize dragons in caves and makeup stories about Vikings and dragons. So it came from a natural place, and my father and I inspired Stoick and Hiccup’s relationship. A natural place inspired it. My father was an environmentalist. His job was in London, but his heart was in the jungle. He would take me to a deserted island off Scotland’s west coast, and we were abandoned by a local sailor and picked up again two weeks later. And this was the island when the Vikings first invaded Great Britain. And I believed that dragons existed.