‘HOW TO TRAIN YOUR
It is a story about a Viking boy
with a dragon. The Viking boy
tries very hard to be friend
with the dragon.Their
relationship start from enemy
slowly become friend and fight
enemy together with
‘KUNG FU PANDA’
The protagonist, Hiccup has a
big dream which he wish that
the Viking don’t slay the
dragon anymore even though
he knows that it is impossible.
Viking hate dragon because
they stole their sheep and
burn the house.
In KUNG FU PANDA, ‘PO’ the
main character of the movie
has a dream to become a
kung Fu master. However, his
father hopes that he can stay
in the noodle shop and help
him to continue the business.
Hiccup accidentally hurt the
dragon which usually
impossible happens on him.
However, he kind heart make
him can’t kill the dragon and it
provides a chance to let him
become friends with dragon.
Po has an opportunity to see
his idol, the furious five in the
jade palace temple. Because
of his late, he can’t get into
the temple. He accidentally
becomes the dragon warrior
after he went in the temple
3RD POINT- change
Because of the chance to be
the friend with dragon. Hiccup
able to change his life by train
the dragon as his ride. He not
only killed the giant dragon
which is the enemy of the
dragon and also changes the
mind of the Viking.
After PO are chosen to
become the dragon warrior. It
changes his life. He can learn
the greatest martial art and
also able to be friend with the
furious five. In the end, he
saves the village and also the
person who he cares most.
During the movie, it shows the
most important element,
teamwork. Hiccup work with
dragon with the high
cooperation of teamwork. It
lets them able to fight with win
the others enemy, giant
Po needs to work with the
furious five to against their
greatest enemy, Tai lung.
Teamwork makes them
become the strongest
protector that protects the
village. Po killed the tai lung
by rely on the teamwork.
Both movies have strong
storyline. It makes the movie
become interesting and attract
the viewer. A lot of similarities
found in both movies.
The story is talking about a
panda who wish to learn kung
Fu. He tries very hard to learn
the martial art from a master.
Meanwhile, he become the
most important person in the
Centre and has a team of
friend to fight the enemy.
Everybody have a dream that they are able to change their life. It seems impossible but if the opportunities come, it will
become the real. The movie that I had chosen for the article is ‘How to train your dragon’ and ‘kung Fu panda’. The
movies are produce by the same company which ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ is a 2010 American 3D computeranimated fantasy film by DreamWorks Animation based on the English book series of the same name by Cressida
Cowell. While ‘Kung Fu Panda’ is a 2008 American computer-animated action comedy wuxia film produced
by DreamWorks Animation and distributed byParamount Pictures. Both of the movies have the strong storyline and also
the background. The interesting story able to attract the viewer attention and make the movie can continue with the
series. Both movies contain a plenty of the similarities that is not because of the same company but because of the
character and the element of the movie. The similarities that I found are about the dream, chance, change and the
teamwork between the both movies.
First, the dream of both characters.Hiccup, the Viking boy of the village of Berk in the movie ‘How to train your dragon’.
The village always attacked by the dragon that will steal the sheep and set the fire to the village. The villagers of the
Berk hate the dragon and try to fight them off. In the beginning, Hiccup hope that he can kill the dragon but he is told by
the adult in sight to go indoor.The adult don’t believe that a child can’t kill the dragon; Hiccup has a dream that he can
become the greatest dragon slayer, so the villager won’t look down at him anymore. However, when Hiccup can’t make
himself to kill the night fury, the dragon that hurt by him. He starts to realize that he can’t make a decision to become the
dragon slayer anymore. The dream of train the dragon to be friend with human becomes the biggest dream of Hiccup. In
opposite, another movie character, Po from the ‘kung fu panda’ also dreams big,He wish to become the greatest kung fu
master in future so that he can protect his father and also respect by others. But, it just a dream for him before the story
start. He will never know he make it in the end of the movie, he protect the person who cares about him and also save
the whole village from the enemy. Dream is the most powerful element to make people be success and because of the
dream, both character able to become the legend.
Second, chance. Everybody have the chance to become different. For example, Hiccup has a chance to hurt the dragon,
night fury. He does not believe that he really can hurt a dragon and everyone not believes him. But he still try to find the
dragon, and because of this, he have chance to be friend with the dragon and let him notice that dragon is not bad as
they think. It all because of a cruel giant dragon. Besides, from the kung fu panda, Po accidentally a chance to meet
Oogway's who the grand master is.His finger pointed right at him, when he is proclaimed to be the Dragon Warrior. He
will have no chance to learn the kung fu and killed the worst enemy, snow leopard, Tai lung. And finally become the
hero of the village. It all because of the chance.
Next, the similarities of both movie is the changes. Hiccup able to change his life by save the dragon. His kind heart and
attentive help him to become the friend of night fury, he help him make a fake tail wing so it can fly. Hiccup train the
dragon so he can ride on the back. After that, his whole life change. He not going to slay the dragon anymore and found
out there are also a lot of good dragon. Hiccup slowly becomes the strong man of the school because he knows how to
communicate with the dragon and it changes the whole village life. Then, Po.He is no longer the fat big panda anymore.
He became a talent kung Fu master after learn meet the shifu. His life changes a lot, no laziness, no greedy on food
anymore. It makes his life be meaningful and interesting. Changing is everywhere if you make a decision.
Lastly, the most important element, teamwork. Teamwork can be found obviously in both movies. For ‘how to train your
dragon’, Hiccup work with the night fury and also his classmate. They work together to fight against the evil giant dragon
who will eat the dragon if they do not bring back enough food for its. Hiccup show teamwork when control the dragon to
cooperate with his classmate so that they won’t hurt by the evil dragon. Moreover, in ‘kung fu panda’. Po teamwork with
the five furious to fight protect the village and also fight against the crazy snow leopard who want to kill panda and
become the dragon warrior. Po work together with the five furious to trap the Tai lung and killed him. It is very important
for the story. So, teamwork are able to be found in both movies.
In the conclusion, I found a lot of similarities in both movies. Dream, chance, change and teamwork is just a part of the
movie. Even though they look similar but the storyline are totally different but both are interesting movie. Both movie are
worth to watch instead.
SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, BUILDING AND DESIGN
THE DESIGN SCHOOL
FOUNDATION IN NATURAL BUILD ENVIRONMENT
NAME: PEH KER NENG
STUDENT ID NO:0314619
FILMS SELECTED: HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON AND KUNG FU PANDA
ENGLISH 2 (ENGL 0205)
WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT 1: COMPARE – CONTRAST ESSAY
LECTURER: CASSANDRA WIJESURIA
SUBMISSION DATE: 5TH DECEMBER 2013