I recently had the chance to talk to Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders, directors of HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON. This was a real thrill, mainly because I had already followed Chris' artwork for a while, and have been a huge fan of LILO & STITCH, which both me previously helmed. They came to Dallas for part of a press tour for the new film, and participated in a roundtable interview with select members of the press. The following video was recorded by Devin Pike of Redcarpetcrash.com, and you mostly just hear the questions I asked and the questions Devin asked. Honestly, I could have talked to these guys for hours. I strongly recommend you check out HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON, especially in 3-D. It's easily one of my favorite CG-animated movies of all time.
Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started Bigfanboy.com, which has become one of the Dallas film community's leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and Bigfanboy.com regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Con and Sci-Fi Expo conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.
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