The Dragons are back in an all new animated series Dreamworks Dragons Rescue Riders. A whole new generation of viewers will get to see Dragon Riders soar through the sky with their best friends. Honestly it is very exciting, especially since we get to see the only two kids in the world that can speak Dragon, Dak and Leyla! Dragons Rescue Riders will be coming to Netflix September 27 with 14 half hour episodes! Check out the images and the Trailer below to get a first look at the exciting new series.
NOTE: SPOILERS BELOW
Dragons Rescue Riders is all about a pair or twins, Dak and Lelya, who were raised by dragons. Thankful for the dragon’s help, Dak and Leyla, along with their dragon friends Winger, Summer, Cutter and Burple,, pay the kindness forward by rescuing other dragons they find in trouble. Eventually, their rescue expands to rescuing humans after they find a home on the island of Huttsgalor.
Each episode of Dragons Rescue Riders features epic rescues that take creativity, courage, friendship, and teamwork. In fact, teamwork is probably the most important skill to have as a rescuer. Dak and Leyla often demonstrate how teamwork saves the day. For example,in the episode “Deep Trouble,” it takes teamwork to figure out how to exit an impossible cave maze. By working together, everyone escapes alive and safe.
This exciting Netflix series brings back everything I love about How to Train Your Dragon, which happens to be all the different dragons. With all the rescues, we get to see all kinds of Dragon species. For example, in the episode “Boo to You” we get to see a Slink Wing, which has red eyes and chameleon like scales. It is so cool. Oh how Fishlegs would love this.
While I am missing Hiccup and Toothless and the rest of the original gang, the new characters, Dak and Leyla, are wonderful characters that connect to a younger audience. Leyla is often the smart analytical one that thinks before she acts. Dak does things on the fly. He often uses his instincts and gut feelings to get the job done. Because of these different characteristics, Dak and Leyla do clash at times, but they always find a way to work together.
I am sure many of the How to Train Your Dragon fans are going to love this show. It might be kiddish, but still adorable and fun to watch. The kids in the audience will love the characters, the stories, and the dragons. Be prepared for the desire to binge watch all the episodes in one sitting.
More about Dragons Rescue Riders:
Emmy®-Award winner Jack Thomas (Dragons: Race to the Edge, The Fairly OddParents) serves as executive producer and showrunner, and Brian K. Roberts (VeggieTales in the House) serves as co-executive producer and showrunner.
DreamWorks Dragons Rescue Riders features the voice talents of Nicolas Cantu (The Amazing World of Gumball, Sofia The First) as “Dak,” who is in charge of training the Rescue Riders and Brennley Brown (The Voice, Sofia The First) as “Leyla,” Dak’s twin who is a whiz on all things dragons. Voicing the young dragons are Marsai Martin (Little, Black-ish) as “Aggro,” Zach Callison (Steven Universe, The Goldbergs) as “Winger,” Skai Jackson (Jessie, Bunk’d) as “Summer, ” Noah Bentley (Adam Ruins Everything) as “Burple,” Andre Robinson (Dragons: Race to the Edge, Niko and the Sword of Light) as “Cutter.”
Additional cast includes Carlos Alazraqui (Where’s Waldo?, Happy Feet), Moira Quirk (Castlevania), Roshon Fegan (Shake it Up, Insecure) and Brad Grusnick (Bunnicula). The series features an array of guest stars, including John C. MicGinley (Scrubs, Chicago P.D.), Tara Strong (The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, The Fairly OddParents), Grey Griffin (She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, DC Superhero Girls), Jacob Hopkins (The Goldbergs), Sam Lavagnino (Bravest Warriors), Patton Oswalt (Veronica Mars, Veep), Brian Posehn (The Big Bang Theory) among others.
DreamWorks Dragons Rescue Riders opens a brand new chapter in DreamWorks Animation’s Academy® Award-nominated and Golden Globe®-winning How to Train Your Dragon franchise. All 14 half-hour episodes from the debut season of DreamWorks Dragons Rescue Riders heat up Netflix on September 27, 2019.
The list of episodes:
- The Nest
- Deep Trouble
- Boo to You
- Where There’s Smoke
- Heavy Metal
- Iced Out
- Sick Day
- Bad Egg
- Home Alone
- Slobber Power
- Crash Course
- Furious Fun
- Grumblegard Part 1
- Grumblegard part 2