One of my favorite things about animation is that the boundaries are as limitless as our imaginations. If we can dream it, we can make it. And if we do it well, audiences will believe it wholeheartedly.
  — Dean DeBlois  

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 Television series
The Teddy Bears' Picnic Animator Song
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
2005 Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch Feature film
2006 Leroy & Stitch Short film
2003-2006 Lilo & Stitch: The Series Television series
2007 Heima
  • Director
  • Camera operator
Documentary film
2010 Go Quiet
  • Director
  • Editor
  • Camera operator
Musical feature film
2008-2012 Stitch! Characters - uncredited Television series
2014 Disney Infinity:
Marvel Super Heroes
Characters: Stitch Video game

DreamWorks Dragons 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
2014 How to Train Your Dragon 2
  • Screenplay writer
  • Director
  • Executive producer
Feature film
2019 How to Train Your Dragon:
The Hidden World



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

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