Dean Deblois is a Canadian Oscar-nominated and Golden Globe-winning film director, producer, screenwriter, and animator. He is the writer and director of How to Train Your Dragon 2 and How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. He also co-wrote and co-directed the original How to Train Your Dragon film along with Chris Sanders.


Dean DeBlois was born in Aylmer, Quebec, Canada on June 7, 1970. When he was young, he took a strong interest in comic books, which would later help him with his drawing ability.

Selected Filmography

Year Title Role(s) Notes
1989 The Raccoons
  • Assistant animator
TV series
The Teddy Bears' Picnic
  • Animator
1990 The Nutcracker Prince
  • Assistant animator
  • Layout artist
Feature film
1994 Thumbelina
  • Layout artist
Musical feature film
A Troll in Central Park Feature film
1998 Mulan
  • Story co-head
2001 Atlantis: The Lost Empire
  • Story artist
2002 Lilo & Stitch
  • Co-writer
  • Director
2003 Stitch! The Movie
  • Characters - uncredited
2003—2006 Lilo & Stitch: The Series TV series
2005 Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch Feature film
2006 Leroy & Stitch Video short
2007 Heima
  • Director
  • Camera operator
Documentary film
2008—2012 Stitch!
  • Characters - uncredited
Television series
2010 Go Quiet
  • Director
  • Editor
  • Camera operator
Music film
2014 Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes
  • Characters: Stitch
Video game

Dragons Franchise Filmography

Year Title Role(s) Notes
2010 How to Train Your Dragon
  • Screenplay co-writer
  • Director
Feature film
2011 Gift of the Night Fury
  • Executive Producer
Short film; holiday special
2014 How to Train Your Dragon 2
  • Screenplay writer
  • Director
  • Executive Producer
Feature film
2019 How to Train Your Dragon:
The Hidden World
Feature film; in production


External Links

  1. "Almost there!". (Date Posted - September 7, 2018). Twitter.

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