Dean DeBlois

Dean DeBlois (born June 7, 1970) is a Canadian film director, film producer, screenwriter, animator, camera operator, and editor. He is best known for co-writing and co-directing The Oscar-nominated animated films Lilo & Stitch (Walt Disney Feature Animation) and How to Train Your Dragon (Dreamworks Animation), and for directing the acclaimed Sigur Rós documentary/music film Heima.

How to Train Your Dragon (2010)


As the son of a Viking leader on the cusp of manhood, shy Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III faces a rite of passage: he must kill a dragon to prove his warrior mettle. But after downing a feared dragon, he realizes that he no longer wants to destroy it, and instead ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dean DeBlois  •  Chris Sanders
CAST:  Jay Baruchel  •  Gerard Butler  •  Craig Ferguson  •  America Ferrera

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)


The thrilling second chapter of the epic How To Train Your Dragon trilogy brings back the fantastical world of Hiccup and Toothless five years later. While Astrid, Snotlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races (the island's new ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dean DeBlois
CAST:  Gerard Butler  •  Kristen Wiig  •  Jonah Hill  •  Cate Blanchett

Lilo & Stitch (2002)


As Stitch, a runaway genetic experiment from a faraway planet, wreaks havoc on the Hawaiian Islands, he becomes the mischievous adopted alien "puppy" of an independent little girl named Lilo and learns about loyalty, friendship, and 'ohana, the Hawaiian tradition ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dean DeBlois  •  Chris Sanders
CAST:  Daveigh Chase  •  Chris Sanders  •  Tia Carrere  •  David Ogden Stiers

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019)

As Hiccup fulfills his dream of creating a peaceful dragon utopia, Toothless’ discovery of an untamed, elusive mate draws the Night Fury away. When danger mounts at home and Hiccup’s reign as village chief is tested, both dragon and rider must make impossible ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dean DeBlois
CAST:  Jay Baruchel  •  Craig Ferguson  •  Gerard Butler  •  America Ferrera

Jónsi: Go Quiet (2010)

Jonsi awakens to a trashed house in the wake of his New Year's Eve party. He avoids cleaning up and instead plays songs that reflect the night before, the bittersweetness of new year, and the melancholy of one gone by.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dean DeBlois
CAST:  Jon Thor Birgisson

Heima (2007)

Ethereal post-rock pioneers Sigur Rós play a string of impromptu gigs in their native Iceland after finishing a world tour in 2006. As they travel through the country, the band visits a wide variety of venues, from a large outdoor festival to a coffee shop.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dean DeBlois
CAST:  Jon Thor Birgisson  •  Georg Holm  •  Kjartan Sveinsson  •  Orri P. Dyrason

Floyd Norman: An Animated Life (2016)

Animator. Storyman. Troublemaker. At 80 years old, see how Disney Legend Floyd Norman, the first African-American animator at Disney, continues to impact animation and stir up "trouble" after the company forced him to retire at age 65.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Erik Sharkey  •  Michael Fiore
CAST:  Cosmo Anzilotti  •  Jane Baer  •  David Bossert  •  Suzanne Bothke

The Story Room: The Making of 'Lilo & Stitch' (2005)

An in-depth look at the making of Lilo & Stitch (2002).  (more)

CAST:  Chris Sanders  •  Dean DeBlois  •  Clark Spencer  •  Pam Coats

Where No One Goes: The Making of How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2015)

A documentary about the making of Dreamworks' How to Train Your Dragon 2.  (more)

CAST:  Dean DeBlois

Micronauts (2021)

Film based on the toy line.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dean DeBlois

Treasure Island

A new adpatation of the classic pirate novel  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dean DeBlois