Into the DragonVerse is an American live action/computer animated/traditionally hand-drawn animated action adventure musical comedy fantasy crossover film based on the traditionally animated show, Ruby: The Incredible Night Fury and its sister show, The Land Before Time: Adventures in the Big City and was directed by Brad Bird, and Dean DeBlois and produced by FiddleGriff Animation, Universal Animation Studios, DreamWorks Animation and Amblin Entertainment, and distributed by Universal Pictures and 20th Century Studios. The film usually combines uses of traditional 2D hand drawn animation (Land Before Time characters and other characters) Computer animation (for Night Fury Ruby and How to Train Your Dragon characters) and live action (Humans and the world). The animation was done in-house at FiddleGriff’s main studio in Los Angeles, California while additional overseas animation services were provided by Toon City Animation.
The film stars Meghan Strange, Issac Ryan Brown, Tom Holland, Will Ryan, Rob Paulsen, Stephen Merchant, Reba McEntire, Jess Harnell, Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Jack Gore, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jonah Hill, T.J. Miller, Jeff Bennett and Kristen Wiig.
The film features characters from other dragon related franchises and main characters from the forgotten Marvel comic series, DinoSquad. Of course not to mention various FiddleGriff characters...
The film takes place between the first and second seasons.
When Victor Veloci unleashes his most evil scheme yet by attempting to collide and destroy all the known MultiVerses, Ruby, the gang, and the DinoSquad team with a group of rebels known as The Freedom Fighters and embark on an amazing adventure through various MultiVerses to stop Veloci‘s evil plan. You might also see some familiar characters along the way...
- Tom Holland as Peter Parker / Spider-Man, a Marvel Comics superhero from the Spider-Man series.
- Kirsten Dunst as Mary Jane Watson
- Theodore Chrisman as Nav, a member of the Freedom Fighters
- Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Dr. Drake
- Al Roker as News Anchorman
- Nolan North as News Chopper
- Jeff Bennett as Professor Wilson
- Corey Burton as Theodore Ross, the general of the U.S. Military.
- Meghan Strange as Ruby the pink, young Oviraptor. She has the power to transform into a Night Fury dragon.
- Issac Ryan Brown as Chomper the purple, young Tyrannosaurus Rex.
- Will Ryan as Petrie the young Pteranodon.
- Rob Paulsen as Guido the Microraptor/Ruby's Father the Oviraptor
- Stephen Merchant as Pterano, the Pteranodon and Petrie's uncle
- Reba McEntire as Etta the Pteranodon
- Jess Harnell as Swooper, a blind, elderly Harpactognathus
- Jack Gore as Littlefoot, an Apatosaurus.
- Jay Baruchel as Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, a 15-year-old human Viking boy
- America Ferrera as Astrid Hofferson, a 15-year-old human Viking girl
- Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Fishlegs Ingerman, a 14-year-old Viking human
- Jonah Hill as Snotlout Jorgenson, a 15-year-old Viking human
- T.J. Miller and Kristen Wiig as Tuffnut and Ruffnut Thorston, a pair of 14-year-old quarrelsome Viking human twins.
- Tara Strong as Virgil the dragon
- Nika Futterman as Ruby's Mother the Oviraptor
- Tom Kenny as Angel Dust, a member of the Freedom Fighters
- Joanne Moynihan as Ms. Moynihan
- Fiona Flagstaff as Fiona
- Tress MacNeille as Petrie's Mother, a Pteranodon
- Kingston Calypso
- Go Beyond by Elton John (Theme Song)
- You’re One of Us by Alan Menken
- Kids in America by No Secrets
- Bad Girls by Donna Summers
- Here Comes The Sun by The Beatles (Finale scene)
The score is composed by John Powell and Mark Mothersbraugh.
- The Doctor of Fury (Opening Credits)
- Street Thugs at 3 O’ Clock!
- It’s Pizza Time
- God Bless America
- The Evil General
- Something’s Wrong!
- Meanwhile at the DinoSquad HQ...
Trivia and Fun Facts
- This is the first Land Before Time film since the original 1988 film to feature an on-screen character death.
- Executive Producer Theodore Chrisman has described the film as ”This is what happens when you combine both SpiderVerse and Who Framed Roger Rabbit together into one awesome movie.”
- During its theatrical run, the film was accompanied by a short film called Roller Coaster Demon, which is based off FiddleGriff’s other animated series, Satina.
- This was Brad Bird’s first non-Pixar film since Tomorrowland (2015). It is also his first non-Disney film since The Iron Giant (1999).
- At $250,000,000, Into the DragonVerse holds the record as FiddleGriff Animation’s most expensive movie to date.
- This is the first Land Before Time film to be rated PG by the MPA.
- This is the second Land Before Time film to use the Amblin Entertainment logo at the end.
- This is the fourth film in which Petrie cries.
- Littlefoot was originally not going to be included in the film, but he was eventually added because of fan demand.
- Tobey Magure was unable to reprise his role as Spider-Man due to his involvement in Doctor Strange and the MultiVerse, so Tom Holland plays him instead.
PG for Sci-Fi Action/Violence, Animated Blood, Thematic Material, Crude and Suggestive Humor, Mild Language, Brief Images of Smoking and a Drug Reference.
- (Toothless charges up his plasma blast, right in front of Doofah and Foobie)
- Loofah: LOOK OUT!!!
- (Loofah pushes them out of the way, but unfortunately. The plasma blast hits Loofah)
- Wild Arms: Loofah, NOOO!!!!!
- (The gang runs up to the burned Loofah next to a flickering street light)
- Littlefoot: Loofah...
- Loofah: [Coughs] Guys, come closer...
- Doofah: What is it?
- Loofah: [Sighs] I’m sorry I let this happen. I needed to save you guys, but i had to make a choice, let you both go, or I go. So I chose to go... [Coughs]
- Petrie: No...
- Loofah: I’m sorry, Petrie. I’m afraid my time here is over. I’ve had tons of fun with you guys. I just wanted to rescue my friends. (Holds Doofah and Foobie’s hand) I promise I’ll always remember you in the afterlife... Always... (Loofah lets out a dying groan and lies stiff on the ground, dead)
- Fishlegs: No!
- (Tuffnut lowers his hat in respect)
- Guido: [Sighs] There he goes.
- Etta: Hopefully he’ll live a happier life in heaven...
- (the flickering street light goes out)
- (Hiccup enters the scene and is horrified to see the dead body of Loofah)
- Hiccup: What happened here?
- Doofah: It’s Loofah, he scarified himself trying to save me and Foobie!
- (Toothless recovers from his savage state)
- Hiccup: What?!
- (He examines Loofah’s dead body, seeing a plasma mark on his chest right at the heart with a little bit of blood oozing out. He is immediately filled with rage)
- Hiccup: (To Toothless) You— Ruined— Everything...
- (Toothless groans)
- Hiccup: How could you?! You killed an innocent dinosaur? YOU KILLED SOMEONE!!! WHAT IN THE MIGHTY NAME OF HERCULES IS WRONG WITH YOU, YOU SLIMY, STUPID, FAT SCALY IDIOT!!!
- [Everyone Gasps]
- Astrid: Take it easy, Hiccup...
- Hiccup: NO, I WON’T TAKE IT EASY!!!! HE KILLED A DINO!!! I SHOULD'VE NEVER TRUSTED HIM!!! HE’S A MONSTER!!!
- (Toothless gasps in sadness)
- Littlefoot: No, it looks like you’re the monster.
- Tuffnutt: What you did to Toothless, we didn’t sign up for!
- Astrid: Our plan was to catch Veloci, that was it!!!
- Hiccup: I SHOULD'VE NEVER JOINED YOU!!
- Littlefoot: Never joined you? I’m proud you joined us in the first place! What you did to Toothless was unacceptable, he never meant harm!!!
- Snotlout: Yeah, dummyhead!!!
- (Hiccup, in a fury of rage suddenly snaps and slashes Snotlout’s right arm)
- Snotlout: (gasps as he sees a long bleeding slash wound on his right arm)
- Littlefoot: WHAT DID YOU DO TO SNOTLOUT!?!?!
- Hiccup: Enough is enough. We’re going home...
- Astrid: But Hiccup...
- Hiccup: I said— ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!! (Throws his fire sword on the ground and leaves)
- Astrid: I’m so sorry, guys...
- Littlefoot: It’s OK, we should’ve never met Hiccup anyway.
- Swooper: [Cries]
- (Professor Wilson, and the other dragons watch in sadness)
- Universal Pictures and 20th Century Studios present
- a FiddleGriff Animation production
- in association with Universal Animation Studios, DreamWorks Animation and Amblin Entertainment
- Into the DragonVerse
- Starring Meghan Strange
- Issac Brown, Will Ryan, Rob Paulson, Reba McEntire, Tom Holland
- Stephen Merchant, Jess Harrell, Jack Gore, Jay Barachel, America Ferrera
- Christopher M. Plasse, Jonah Hill, T.J. Miller, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Bennett, Jamie Foxx
- Richard S. Horvitz, Corey Burton and Kelsey Grammer
- Animation Director: Don Bluth
- Production Designer: Theodore Chrisman
- Production Manager: Charles Grovsener
- Editors: John C. Mare and Marshall Harvey
- Main Title designed by: Theodore Chrisman
- Animation: Chris Sanders
- (MPA, Dolby Vision/Atmos)
- Assistant Director: Derrick J. Wyatt
- Multiplane Camera Operator: Gilman Grossman
- Technical Supervisor: Gary Goldman
- Clean-Up Animation: Derrick J. Wyatt
- Sound Designer: Gary Rydstrom
- Digital Cel Supervisor: Chris Sanders
- Director of Photography: Matthew J. Lloyd
- Background Designer: Gilman Grossman
- Assistant Editor: Kathleen Kennedy
- Special Effects Provided by: After Effects
- Score Composed by: John Powell and Mark Mothersbraugh
- Original Songs written by: Alan Menken
- Theme Song sung by: Elton John
- Ruby: The Incredible Night Fury theme played by: Michael Tavera
- Screenplay by: Brad Bird
- Based on the TV Series by: FiddleGriff Animation
- Produced by: Steven Spielberg and Gary Goldman
- Directed by: Brad Bird and Dean DeBlois