How to Train Your Dragon Sequel Planned

Despite a slow start, “How to Train Your Dragon” has emerged as one of the year’s biggest box-office draws and plans to franchise it out are already in the works reports the trades.

Talking on a conference call to discuss quarterly earnings, DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg sais that a TV series is in the works along with a movie sequel for release in the second half of 2013.

Dreamworks is also developing an online virtual world and a live arena show along the lines of the “Walking with Dinosaurs” show at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

“Dragon”, the best-reviewed film in the DWA’s history, has pulled in $180 million at the domestic box-office.