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DreamWorks Dragons: Rescue Riders
DreamWorks Dragons Rescue Riders.png
Season 1 promotional poster
Developed by
  • Jack Thomas
  • Johnny Belt
  • Robert Scull
Written by
  • Jack Thomas
  • Steve Altiere
  • Laura Bowes
  • John Tellegen
Directed by
  • Steve Evangelatos
  • Glenn Harmon
  • Greg Rankin
  • T.J. Sullivan
Voices of
  • Nicolas Cantu
  • Brennley Brown
  • Carlos Alazraqui
  • Moira Quirk
  • Roshon Fegan
  • Brad Grusnick
Opening theme "Rescue Riders Theme"
by The Boom Clack
Composer(s) Joshua Moshier
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 26 + 3 specials (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Jack Thomas
Running time
  • 24 minutes (episodes)
  • 46 minutes (specials)
Production company(s) DreamWorks Animation Television
Distributor
  • NBCUniversal Television Distribution
  • Netflix
Release
Original network Netflix
Picture format HDTV 1080p
Audio format Stereo
Original release September 27, 2019 (2019-09-27) – present
Chronology
Preceded by DreamWorks Dragons (2012–2018)

DreamWorks Dragons: Rescue Riders is an American computer animated web television series in the How to Train Your Dragon franchise produced by DreamWorks Animation Television for Netflix.

The show premiered on September 27, 2019. Its second season was released on February 7, 2020.

A 46 minute special, subtitled Hunt for the Golden Dragon, was released on March 27, 2020. A second special, subtitled Secrets of the Songwing, was released on July 24, 2020. A holiday special Huttsgalor Holiday was released on November 24, 2020.

Premise

The series follows Dak and Leyla, twins raised by dragons who have developed, as a result, a unique ability to communicate with them, helping and rescuing dragons and the people of the town Huttsgalor.

Cast

Main cast

  • Nicolas Cantu as Dak
  • Brennley Brown as Leyla
  • Carlos Alazraqui as Duggard
  • Moira Quirk as Hannahr
  • Roshon Fegan as Elbone

Dragons

  • Zach Callison as Winger, a male Swiftwing dragon
  • Skai Jackson as Summer, a female Fastfin dragon
  • Noah Bentley as Burple, a male Rockspitter dragon
  • Andre Robinson as Cutter, a male Relentless Razorwing dragon
  • Marsai Martin as Aggro, a female Fire Fury dragon

Recurring cast

  • John C. McGinley as Grumblegard, a male grumpy Foreverhorn dragon
  • Secunda Wood as Mama Ironclaw, a female Silver-tailed Ironclaw dragon
  • Grey Griffin as Marena, Mrs. Borgomon, and Gemma, a female Golden dragon
  • Sam Lavagnino as Finngard Braun Borgomon
  • Patton Oswalt as Oscar, a male Flyhopper dragon
  • Brian Posehn as Gludge, a male Sea Gronckle dragon
  • Alejandro Edda as Cindel, a male Leopardwing dragon
  • Ashley Bornancin as Laburn, a female Fire Fury dragon
  • Brett Pels as Cindananapusflickerstaff, also called Cinda, a female Fire Fury dragon
  • Cassidy Naber as Zeppla, a female Puffertail dragon
  • Brad Grusnick as Gill, a male Divewing dragon
  • Sumalee Montano as Fathom, a female Divewing dragon
  • Renée Elise Goldsberry as Melodia, a female Songwing dragon
  • Brett Pels as Cantata, a female Songwing dragon
  • Roger Craig Smith as Chillbert, a male Chillblaster dragon.

Antagonists

  • Brad Grusnick as Magnus Finke
  • Jacob Hopkins as Axel Finke, Magnus's nephew
  • Carlos Alazraqui as Lurke/Phantom Fang (a male Slinkwing dragon) and Waldondo del Mundo
  • Tara Strong as Vizza, a female Slinkwing dragon
  • Jeff Bennett as Snoop, a male Slinkwing dragon, and Erik the Wretched
  • Mary Elizabeth McGlynn as Svetlana the Sly

Episodes

Season Episodes Originally released
First released Last released
1 14 September 27, 2019 (2019-09-27)
2 12 February 7, 2020 (2020-02-07)
Specials 3 March 27, 2020 (2020-03-27) November 24, 2020 (2020-11-24)

Season 1 (2019)

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original release date
1 1 "The Nest" Glenn Harmon Jack Thomas September 27, 2019 (2019-09-27)
When the Rescue Riders, the Viking twins Dak and Leyla, along with their dragons, Winger, Summer, Cutter, Burple and Aggro rescue Viking Chief Duggard of Huttsgalor and return him home, they're invited to stay in his village. But not everyone is thrilled at the idea of living with dragons, so they must prove that they can be kind and helpful. After saving the village from a crazy lumberjack machine, Dak Leyla and their dragons decide to stick around, as they've finally found a place to call home.
Dragons discovered : Swiftwing, Fastfin, Relentless Razorwing and Rockspitter (themselves) Waveglider.
2 2 "Deep Trouble" Glenn Harmon Steve Altiere September 27, 2019 (2019-09-27)
When the town fisherman, Elbone, gets lost exploring the Maze Caves on Huttsgalor, a gut-instinct driven Dak takes Winger and Cutter in to save him, but they soon get lost too, leaving a plan obsessed Leyla to save them all before the Maze Caves are flash-flooded. Dak eventually learns to use his head instead of his gut and Leyla learns to stop thinking and just act.
3 3 "Boo to You" Steve Evangelatos Jack Thomas September 27, 2019 (2019-09-27)
It's time for the harvest festival, known as Hoogenboo on Huttsgalor, and everyone's thrilled, but a spooky story about the so-called 'Phantom Fang' scares Burple, who thinks the Ghost is stalking him and his friends don't believe him. The threat of this invisible menace soon comes to light when Leyla finds out that they're being haunted by, not a Ghost, but a nasty food-stealing Dragon.
Dragons discovered : Slinkwing
4 4 "Where There's Smoke" Glen Harmon, Steve Evangelatos, & T.J. Sullivan Jack Thomas September 27, 2019 (2019-09-27)
The Rescue Riders next adventure sees them trying to solve a mystery that involves fire, sheep and a cranky Magnus Finke. To solve the mystery, Cutter will have to put aside his pride in order to catch the real arsonist: a hotheaded but misunderstood Fire Fury named Aggro. It's thanks to Aggro, however, that the sheep are safe from wolves and the Rescue Riders welcome a new teammate to their family.
Dragons discovered : Fire Fury
5 5 "Heavy Metal" T.J. Sullivan John Tellegen September 27, 2019 (2019-09-27)
When Huttsgalor starts falling apart, the Rescue Riders start searching the Island for Belzium, a mineral that the town Blacksmith, Hannahr, needs to strengthen everything forged from iron. The dragons turn the hunt into a race that eventually traps Dak, Leyla, Winger and Summer in a cave with Magnus. Winger and Summer must get over their desire to win and work with each other and Magnus in order to free themselves and get the Belzium back to town safely.
6 6 "Iced Out" Glenn Harmon Steve Altiere September 27, 2019 (2019-09-27)
After feeling a little left out of the rescues, Aggro decides to prove herself by helping Elbone rescue a dragon egg frozen in ice, but she finds herself in way over her head when she falls into a river of cold water and loses her ability to fly and use her fire. The Rescue Riders will have to move fast to find and rescue their lost friends before they fall off a waterfall with the egg. Aggro apologizes for going off on her own and offers to help the riders take care of their newest dragon, a male infant Hideous Heatwing who they name Heatey.
Dragons discovered : Hideous Heatwing
7 7 "Sick Day" Steve Evangelatos Laura Bowes September 27, 2019 (2019-09-27)
Afer a fun and invigorating game of Volley Rock, all the dragons except Summer contract the 'Dreaded Dragon Flu', a rare disease that causes dragons to lose control of their powers and abilities. With Dak forced to stay behind to take care of his friends, despite his lack of Dragon Medicine Knowledge, Leyla and Summer head off to find the cure. But despite the fact that Fastfins aren't afraid of eels, Summer is scared of them. Can Summer get the cure before the eels get her? And will Dak be able to take care of the Dragons before they tear their home apart?
8 8 "Bad Egg" T.J. Sullivan John Tellegen September 27, 2019 (2019-09-27)
When Magnus Finke overhears Leyla talk about her Dragon Diary, he decides to steal it. To do this, he creates a fake dragon egg for the Riders to rescue and hides inside it. But Cutter sees through his deception and play a prank on him by sealing the egg with Slinkwing Slime and leaves him outside in the cold. His joke goes too far when a Mother Silver-Tailed Ironclaw mistakes the egg for one of her babies and take Magnus back to her nest. Cutter will have to apologize to the riders and the Mother dragon if he has any chance to rescue Magnus and recover the Dragon Diary.
Dragons discovered : Silver-Tailed Ironclaw
9 9 "Home Alone" Steve Evangelatos Laura Bowes September 27, 2019 (2019-09-27)
While gathering supplies for training, Burple find three lost Dragon Eggs and brings them back to the Roost. While waiting for them to hatch, Dak, Leyla, Winger and Summer help Chief Duggard find a cave suitable to store grain, but insists that they keep looking so he can keep flying. Meanwhile Aggro, Cutter and Burple, having been arguing about who should be in charge, have to put their differences aside and work together in order to keep the eggs safe from a pack of Slinkwings who want to eat the eggs for dinner.
10 10 "Slobber Power" T.J. Sullivan John Tellegen September 27, 2019 (2019-09-27)
When one of the eggs from the last adventure hatches, Leyla identifies it as a Slobber Smelter. Hoping to be its mother, both Summer and Leyla try to gain its trust, but the dragon decides to imprint on Cutter, much to his chagrin. But Cutter bonding with this dragon and figuring why he likes yellow things may be the key to saving Elbone and the other riders in Thornbane Valley when they get caught up in Tangle Vines, the strongest plant in the world.
Dragons discovered : Slobber Smelter
11 11 "Crash Course" Glenn Harmon Laura Bowes September 27, 2019 (2019-09-27)
When Burple gets sick and tired of being last all the time, he tries to learn how to fly faster by secretly trying all of Winger's moves, but he cashes on another island and hurts his wing. Dak, and Winger come to his rescue only for Winger to hurt one of his wings too. They have to work together in order to find their way back home by flying side by side. Meanwhile, Cutter gets stuck in Slinkwing Slime in the Sleep Cave and has the girls take care of him until he breaks free and fakes his being stuck. So the girls prank him to make him admit the truth.
12 12 "Furious Fun" Steve Evangelatos John Tellegen September 27, 2019 (2019-09-27)
After rescuing Finngard, the Rescue Riders discover that he is curious about dragons and wants to learn about them. So Dak and Leyla set up a 'Dragon Day' for him, like a presentation of their powers and abilities. But when Aggro meets two adult Fire Furies named Laburn and Cinda, she starts to have fun with them to the point of being reckless. When she doesn't show up for 'Dragon Day', the Rescue Riders have to ride to the Fire Furies Rescue when they get stuck in mud at Boiling Springs Valley, a dangerous area filled with dozens of deadly steam geysers.
13 13 "Grumblegard (Part 1)" T.J. Sullivan Laura Bowes September 27, 2019 (2019-09-27)
Looking after and taking care of baby dragon sounds like a lot of fun, doesn't it? Not! The Rescue Riders already have their hands full looking after the 4 babies in their care, but things get worse when they adopt 2 infant Piercing Shriekscales and the only source of food for them is on another Island. But that Island is home to a rather large, grumpy but powerful Foreverhorn dragon known as Grumblegard who will not tolerate visitors, trespassers or invaders on his island. Dak, Winger, Burple and Aggro eventually get what they need but make an enemy of Grumblegard, who has followed them to Huttsgalor and he doesn't look happy.
Dragons discovered : Piercing Shriekscale and Foreverhorn
14 14 "Grumblegard (Part 2)" Greg Rankin John Tellegen September 27, 2019 (2019-09-27)
Grumblegard follows the Rescue Riders to Huttsgalor and attacks the Village. Winger tries to stop him with a new power, A Mega Blast, a more powerful version of his Power Blast, but it backfires on him. Grumblegard gives the Riders an ultimatum, leave by tomorrow or Huttsgalor will be destroyed. The Riders decide to recruit the Slinkwings to help them stop him, but realize that they've been set up when the Slinkwings take over Grumblegard's home Island. After apologizing to the Riders for the misunderstanding, Grumblegard helps them stop the Slinkwings by giving Winger the confidence he needs to master his Mega Blast. Grumblegard also agrees to take care of the baby dragons so that the Rescue Riders can have a little relief. They part ways as friends having realized that tricking people or dragons is a bad thing and you shouldn't judge a book by its cover.

Season 2 (2020)

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original release date
15 1 "Double Finked" Steve Evangelatos Steve Altiere February 7, 2020 (2020-02-07)
Magnus's nephew, Axel, arrives on the island and tells the Rescue Riders that he wants to join their team. But is he just a trickster like his uncle?
Dragons discovered : Roaming Ramblefang
16 2 "Divewings" T.J. Sullivan Laura Bowes February 7, 2020 (2020-02-07)
When sea-dwelling dragons called Divewings start attacking ships near the island, the Rescue Riders must figure out what's upsetting them.
Dragons discovered : Divewing
17 3 "Mecha-Menace" Greg Rankin John Tellegen February 7, 2020 (2020-02-07)
Magnus and Axel unveil their new "mechano-dragon;" while it's impressive at first, the Riders set out to prove it's no better than a bucket of bolts.
18 4 "Summer Holiday" Steve Evangelatos Laura Bowes February 7, 2020 (2020-02-07)
The Rescue Riders, needing some R&R head to a perfect island getaway for a vacation, but isn't quite what they hoped for.
19 5 "Treasure Riders" T.J. Sullivan John Tellegen February 7, 2020 (2020-02-07)
When a swashbuckling adventurer named Waldondo comes to town, the Riders enthusiastically join him on a treasure hunt for a valuable gem.
20 6 "Puff Enuf" Greg Rankin Laura Bowes February 7, 2020 (2020-02-07)
The Riders find a Puffertail and train her to join the family; she struggles to learn but soon lands a chance to make a big rescue.
Dragons discovered : Puffertail
21 7 "Hot, Hot, Hot" Steve Evangelatos John Tellegen February 7, 2020 (2020-02-07)
A moulting Aggro is embarrassed about the big changes she's going through; when she gets stuck in a volcano, the Rescue Riders must seek help from Magnus.
22 8 "High Anxiety" T.J. Sullivan Laura Bowes February 7, 2020 (2020-02-07)
When a mother Ironclaw dragon gets caught high on a mountain and suffers from a broken wing, Hannahr, the blacksmith, has to confront her fear of heights to help out.
23 9 "King Burple" Greg Rankin John Tellegen February 7, 2020 (2020-02-07)
After Burple and Cutter crash land in a village of tiny dragons, Burple's accidental act of courage leads the locals to crown him as their king.
Dragons discovered : Flyhopper
24 10 "Charged Up" Steve Evangelatos Laura Bowes February 7, 2020 (2020-02-07)
Magnus' super-powered mechano-dragon threatens to replace the Rescue Riders, then it spirals out of control.
25 11 "Belly Flop" T.J. Sullivan John Tellegen February 7, 2020 (2020-02-07)
Its Summer's birthday and Leyla has made her the perfect gift, a Special Fish dish that no living creature can resist. But when Haggis eats it, Dak tries to make the dish again, only for Winger and Cutter to find out that Dak is a terrible cook. Things only get worse when a Giant Sea Gronckle named Gludge eats Elbone and Summer and he thinks he's done nothing wrong.
Dragons discovered : Sea Gronckle
26 12 "Game of Horns" Greg Rankin Jack Thomas February 7, 2020 (2020-02-07)
At a festival, Magnus challenges Duggard in a competition to be chief of Huttsgalor; the Riders must help their friend keep his helmet.

Specials (2020)

No.
overall
No.
special
Title Directed by Written by Original release date
27 1 "Hunt for the Golden Dragon" T.J. Sullivan & Greg Rankin Jack Thomas & Steve Altiere March 27, 2020 (2020-03-27)
The Rescue Riders must stop three different pirates from getting the Golden Dragon's egg.
Dragons discovered : Golden Dragon, Night Fury, Deadly Nadder, Gronckle, Monstrous Nightmare, Hideous Zippleback.
28 2 "Secrets of the Songwing" T.J. Sullivan & Greg Rankin Steve Altiere & Laura Bowes July 24, 2020 (2020-07-24)
A beautiful dragon with a melodious voice hypnotizes Huttsgalor, so Leyla has to overcome her stage fright and use her own singing voice to help everyone.
Dragons discovered : Songwing
29 3 "Huttsgalor Holiday" T.J. Sullivan & Greg Rankin Laura Bowes November 24, 2020 (2020-11-24)
During a Christmas-like holiday called Odinyule, unusual weather threatens Huttsgalor.
Dragons discovered : Chillblaster
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