'How to Train your Dragon' is 'Avatar' for kids. Not a bad comparison


craig-ferguson-jay=baruchel--gerard-butler.jpgWhen the producers of the 3D animated film, "How to Train Your Dragon," heard their film compared to James Cameron's other worldly 3D adventure ('It's an 'Avatar' for kids'), they were understandably psyched.

"If they liked 'Avatar,' they'll love us," admitted "Dragon" producer Bonnie Arnold at the film's junket on Friday (Mar. 19) at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills.

That day, the Dish Rag was also treated to the antics of the film's voice stars, Jay Baruchel, Craig Ferguson and Gerard Butler.

When asked why Craig and Gerard portrayed Vikings with Scottish accents (not Nordic accents), Jay defended his costars. Why is everyone making fun of their Scottish accents, he wondered aloud. "They sounded more like Vikings than we did," pointing to America Ferrera, who plays his spunky Viking girl crush. "We both sounded like we came from the Food Court."

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