Among them include Akademi Fantasia 7 winner Mohd Hafiz Bin Mohd Suip, who will voice the role of lead character Hiccup and local songbird Sasha Saidin will lend her voice to the character Astrid. Meanwhile, artist Hafizudin Fadzil, radio DJ Prem Shanker and Astro Quest third runner-up Yuii Chan will voice the characters of Stoick, Gobber and Valka respectively.
“The dubbing of the movie into Bahasa Malaysia serves to add to the merriment of the Hari Raya festivities for our viewers who have continuously showed great support. We believe it will also be a fitting occasion, as families come together in a big way this time of the year, extending the viewership of this much-applauded animated feature to a wider audience,” said Penny Tan, Marketing Director of FOX International Channels Malaysia.
“We are truly glad to have the support of such a strong multi-racial voiceover cast graciously rendering their multi-talented skills towards this unique project that has never been done before! Indeed, it is no simple task dubbing an entire animated feature into Bahasa Malaysia, but in line with our vision of being the first and the best, we took it on so that more people can now enjoy this highly loved feature,” she added.
How to Train Your Dragon 2 - which received the Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film amidst other top-notch award nominations – is the sequel to the 2010 film How to Train Your Dragon. The film is set five years after the first film, featuring Hiccup and Astrid as young adults as they meet Valka, Hiccup’s long-lost mother and Drago Bludvist, a madman who wants to conquer the world.
With highly positive reviews attributed to its animation, voice acting, action scenes and emotional depth, How to Train Your Dragon 2 grossed over USD 618 million worldwide, making it the twelfth highest-grossing film of 2014.
Now, viewers of FOX Movies Premium and FOX Movies Premium HD (Astro channels 413 and 433) can now enjoy this film in Bahasa Malaysia, right in the comfort of their own homes. How to Train Your Dragon 2 dubbed in Bahasa Malaysia will premiere on FOX Movies Premium and FOX Movies Premium HD on 18 July 2015 at 8.15pm.