This delightful show based on the broadly acclaimed film, was a successful exercise in creating an entire set out of projected moving imagery in support of live performers and the rather large automated dragons. It was the only way to deliver a live theatrical show that flowed like a film, but with the magic of real life creatures. The two worlds were cleverly designed and integrated to deliver the illusion of real flying and gravity defying adventure.
The show combined elements of cinema and theatre in a magical and immersive experience that effectively established a new genre. Produced by Global Creatures and Dreamworks, the show travelled across North America and Australasia in 2012 and 2013 and became the stadium spectacle that redefined the genre.