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Dean Dublois

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B: June 7, 1970 in Aylmer, Québec

Dean DeBlois began his career as an assistant animator and layout artist for Hinton Animation Studios/Lacewood Productions in Ottawa, Ontario, while simultaneously attending Sheridan College’s three year Classical Animation program in Oakville, Ontario. Upon graduation from Sheridan College in 1990, DeBlois was hired by Sullivan Bluth Studios in Dublin, Ireland. In 1994, he left Dublin for Los Angeles to begin work for Walt Disney Feature Animation as a storyboard artist, where he soon replaced his frequent collaborator, Chris Sanders, as Head of Story on Mulan. Shortly thereafter, they re-teamed to create Lilo & Stitch. The How to Train Your Dragon films feature the voice of Canadian actor Jay Baruchel.

In October of 2019 The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World was one of 32 animated films submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 92nd Academy Awards®. The final nominations will be announced on Monday, January 13, 2020.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Lilo & Stitch (2002)
Heima (2007, documentary)

How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
Go Quiet (VR-2010)
How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2018)

Credits as a Screenwriter:
Mulan (1998, co-head writer)
Lilo & Stitch (2002)
Mulan II (VR-20004_
Leroy & Stitch (VR-2006)

Heima (2007, documentary)

How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2018)

TV Series:
Lilo & Stitch: The Series (2003-2006)
Stitch! (2008-2010)

How to Train Your Dragon 3, movie, poster,