How To Train Your Dragon

Teaming up again with Global Creatures*, Spinifex created a dramatic animated stage backdrop for this ambitious theatrical interpretation of the hit DreamWorks film How to Train Your Dragon. The stage floor, the size of a football field, and the rear wall, the size of 9 cinema screens, combine into a seamless projection canvas, evoking the moody landscapes that carry Hiccup and Toothless through their epic adventure.

Spinifex produced over 2 hours of digital content, which is tightly choreographed to the performances of the actors and the 25 life-like animatronic models, suggesting speed and movement as they fly, explosions and battle as they fight. The show heralds the creation of a new genre, combining elements of cinema and theatre in a really magical and immersive experience. For the digital media producer it raised the challenges of not only designing and creating imaginary environments, but doing it so they integrate with live performers and massive animatronic creatures.