News that is not news: I love the movie How to Train Your Dragon. It is awesome and by far my favorite thing that Dreamworks has ever done (granted, there is not much competition for that title).
News that IS news: I learned this very morn that there's a stage/arena version of it opening down in Australia this year. And here's the thing--it looks AMAZING. Look at Hiccup and Toothless, who is an animatronic/puppet.
Amazing, right?? I thought it was some kind of Photoshop job. If you want to blow your mind further (seriously, mine was blown), you can watch a video of a nadder in action via this article. It's huge! And amazing! Did I mention it's amazing? It breathes smoke! And fire! They aren't as cute as they are in the movie, but I can't believe how real they look.
I expect John Hammond will show up with an explanation at any minute.