‘How to Train Your Dragon 3,’ ‘Everest’ Get Release Dates From Universal

Both animated films will hit in 2019, which marks a 10-month push for the latest “Dragon” installment

Last Updated: December 5, 2016 @ 6:40 PM

Universal Pictures has dated two animated films for 2019 debuts, which includes a date push for the latest in the “How to Train Your Dragon” franchise.

The third “Dragon” film, which counts voice cast members like Jay Baruchel and Cate Blanchett, moves from a previously scheduled May 18, 2018 to March 1, 2019. Dean DeBlois returns to direct.

The first two films combined have exceed $1 billion at the worldwide box office, per Box Office Mojo.

The studio also dated  “Everest,” an animated epic about a magical Yeti discovered by a traveling mission who must be returned to his family. That will roll out on Sept. 27, 2019.

Tim Johnson (“Home,” “Over the Hedge”) and co-directed by Todd Wilderman (“Open Season 2”), the animated comedy-adventure is written by William Davies (“How to Train Your Dragon,” “Puss in Boots”) and produced by Suzanne Buirgy (“Kung Fu Panda 2”).