DreamWorks Animation announced today a sequel to the critically acclaimed 3D box office hit How to Train Your Dragon, to debut in theaters in 2013:
“2010 is off to a strong start, thanks in large part to the performance of ‘How to Train Your Dragon,’ which – having grossed nearly $375 million to date in worldwide box office – has become DreamWorks Animation’s next franchise. We plan to release the sequel theatrically in 2013,” said Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks Animation. “3D continues to have a tremendous impact on the industry at large and we are now looking forward with great anticipation to bringing ‘Shrek Forever After,’ the final chapter in our beloved ‘Shrek’ series and the first in 3D, to audiences across the globe next month.”
How to Train Your Dragon has grossed nearly $180 million domestically and more than $372 million worldwide thus far.