Dragons: Riders Of Berks, the spin off cartoon series from the animated feature film How To Train Your Dragon has started airing on Cartoon Network in the UK and Australia. David Tennant had a small part in the movie as Spitelout which he reprises for episode twelve of the TV series.
In the UK the series began on March 2nd. Episodes premiere on Saturdays at 10.30am with a 6.30pm repeat, and a further repeat on Mondays at 6.30pm. David's episode, Thawfest, is expected to début on Saturday May 11th.
In Australia the series began on February 9th with episodes premièring on Saturdays at 6.30pm on Cartoon Network, only on Foxtel.
About the series
This weekly animated series follows the continuing adventures of Hiccup and his dragon Toothless on the Viking island of Berk, along with the band of dragon trainers, all of whom now have dragons of their own! Through their training, the kids develop special bonds with their dragons by learning about each dragon's unique powers, discovering entirely new species and battling against new villains as they explore whole new worlds they never dreamed existed.
DreamWorks Dragons: Riders of Berk features an all-star line-up of voice talent, including Jay Baruchel (Hiccup), America Ferrera (Astrid), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Fishlegs) and T.J. Miller (Tuffnut), all of whom are original cast members from the feature film, which was among the top ten movies at the global box office in 2010. In addition, Tim Conway (Mulch), Chris Edgerly (Gobber), Mark Hamill (Alvin the Treacherous), Julie Marcus (Ruffnut), Nolan North (Stoick), Zach Pearlman (Snotlout), Stephen Root (Mildew) and Tom Wilson (Bucket) voice main characters throughout the series.
DreamWorks Animation's much-anticipated sequel to How To Train Your Dragon is scheduled to be released in theatres on June 2014.
DreamWorks Dragons: Riders of Berk is produced by DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. Art Brown and Douglas Sloan are show runners. The series is co-executive produced by Sandra Rabins. Anthony Bell serves as supervising director.
The movie and TV show are inspired by the novels of Cressida Cowell. David Tennant has narrated eight of the audiobooks in the series so far with a ninth pending release later this year.
Thanks to Cressida Cowell for the UK information.