Hiccup's strength lies in his intellect and his smart mind rather than his demure physique and his occasional bouts of wit alienate most of the tribe though he desperately wishes to be included in their dragon hunts. Hiccup is finally selected with other young teens to undertake Dragon Training but instead of relying on brawn invents a dragon catching machine which manages to down a young dragon. Once up close with the dragon, Hiccup finds he is unable to kill the beast, eventually befriending the animal and naming it Toothless. As you can imagine, this does not go down well with the rest of the tribe.
Apparently for the first half of production the film did in fact follow the book closely but then changes were made half way through to reflect the final rendition of the film. Dreamworks had a major
success with 2008's beautiful production Kung Fu Panda and How To Train Your Dragon is similarly spectacular.
How To Train Your Dragon stars the voice talents of Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Gerard Butler, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Craig Ferguson.