Al Nelson is the creator of the sounds for the dragons in How to Train Your Dragon, Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon, Gift of the Night Fury, and How to Train Your Dragon 2. Each dragon has its own unique sounds which also should fit to the size, gender, personality and many other properties of these special reptiles. A great challenge - especially when there are no real dragons which can be recorded. He is also known for many Pixar movies, such as: Finding Nemo, Up, and many others.
For How to Train Your Dragon, he won the Golden Reel Award for the Best Sound Editing in Feature Film Animation. He was also nominated for a Golden Reel for Best Sound Editing - Direct to Video for Gift of the Night Fury.