How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is number one at the US box office, and Oscar-winning supervising sound editor/sound designer/re-recording mixer Randy Thom and MPSE award-winning sound designer Al Nelson were the sonic masters behind the film’s impressively evocative sound.
Here, they describe the sound of the dragon’s Hidden World, and dive into the creative details of creating sounds for new dragons, such as the Light Fury and the Death Grippers, and how they created new, more emotive sounds for Toothless. They also look back at their now-classic sound work on the Dragon films:
Written by Jennifer Walden. Images courtesy of Dreamworks.
Crafting How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’s impressive sound – with Randy Thom & Al Nelson