News that I have been waiting for came last night while I was sleeping that one of my favourite movies of 2010 is indeed going to get a sequel. Dreamworks Animation have announced that Cressida Cowell’s, How to Train Your Dragon will indeed get a sequel. The only thing is we’ll have to wait until 2013 to see it! Cressida originally five books so there is still some great new material to tell.

The first movie came out this year and I absolutely loved it. In fact im yet to find anyone who didn’t. According to Dreamworks, the first movie has brought in nearly 5m so it’s no wonder that they want to make another one.

Dreamworks made the announcement when releasing their first quarter financial results:

“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.”

This has made me happy! No news yet on who’s direct but I assume they’ll get Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois back on the job. Roll on 2013!