DreamWorks Animation was at one point the only major competitor that Disney had. Occasionally there was a Warner Brothers or a Fox movie that could attract attention, but from the late 1990s through the early 2010s, Disney and DreamWorks were neck to neck in crafting stories that everyone could enjoy.
Not every film was a ballpark, but the Shrek and Kung Fu Panda series were seen as the flagship characters from DreamWorks that everyone could recognize. Shrek’s face would appear on clothing and popsicles while anything Kung Fu Panda related had been made into every kind of toy. While I like both movies, neither are my favorite.
My favorite DreamWorks animated movie has to be How to Train Your Dragon.
Having not written a review on it before, I’ll do a quick summary. For every reason, I should hate How to Train Your Dragon, as it contains many of the clich