Alexander Rybak gives voice to Hikken (Hiccup) in the Norwegian version “Dragetreneren 3” from DreamWorks.
In 2010 came the first movie in the computer-animated action fantasy trilogy “How to Train Your Dragon”, where Alexander Rybak gave voice to the main character Hikken (Hiccup) in the Norwegian version “Dragetreneren”.
In 2014 came the second movie, and this time Alexander both gave voice to Hikken and also got the honour of having his song “Into a Fantasy” on the official soundtrack on the Europeen versions.
Now the third and last movie is out, and Alexander Rybak also this time gives the voice to the main character Hikken in “Dragetreneren 3” . Continue reading How to Train Your Dragon 3 — Alexander Rybak gives voice to Hikken — DreamWorks 2019
Alexander Rybak talking about football, his new song “Into a Fantasy” and singing tunnel karaoke on the radio show “P4 Radiofrokost (P4 Radio breakfast) 09.07.2014.
Recording and subs by Ulli C. Translation by Jorunn Ekre. Revision by Anni Jowett
Moscow. The end of June. It is + 10 C on the street. Alexander Rybak came to the meeting in a thin T-shirt. “We had snow in Norway two weeks ago, so I am used to the cold”. He has also got used to the constant attention which falls on him after winning the Eurovision Song Contest. Since then five years have passed and Alexander has written a lot of songs and travelled to almost 70 countries. And now he is reaping the benefits of his success – Rybak is the composer of a soundtrack on the popular Hollywood cartoon “How to Train Dragon 2”, and can be proud of it!
Source: OK! Published 03.07.2014 in the issue No. 27 (395)Author: Vadim Vernik. Photo: Vanja Berezkin.
Translation by Valeriya Platonova, Zhanna Sergueeva and Maria Solntseva. English revision by Anni Jowett.
Sasha, how did it happen that you entered into Hollywood so elegantly? Did the producers invite you?
Nobody invited me. I just wrote a song and realised that it is perfect for the animation. I’ve worked on the first and second parts of the animation for Norway (main hero Hiccup speaks with voice of Alexander). At my own expense I rented a studio, recorded the melody and sent it to the company “DreamWorks” although only 2.5 months remained prior to the international release of the animation. I knew that I had little chance, they may not even want to hear my song. Especially the Americans, it means nothing to them. And suddenly the answer is: “Of course, Alexander, we know who you are”. I was delighted, although they also wrote that everything was ready, and there was no need for the song, but they certainly will listen my melody. I decided not to wait for the outcome, I was just happy and considered it like a personal victory – the main thing I took a chance. However, after a week and a half they called me and said that the composition is very nice, and in spite of the late terms, they want to use the song. In the end I felt happy, and my song plays in the final credits of the animation. In some countries it is released on the soundtrack disc. The compositions of John Powell are gathered there, and my song is the last track. Continue reading Interview with Alexander in the Russian weekly magazine “OK!”, 03.07.2014
Interview on the radio program “Filmpolitiet” on NRK radio P3 about giving the voice to the main character, and his contribution to the soundtrack with his new song “Into a Fantasy” for DreamWorks Animation’s movie “How to Train Your Dragon 2”.
Recorded by Hilde M. Translation and subs by Tessa Lande. English revision by Anni Jowett.
Article published on RIA.RU on 24.06.2014
Author: Anna Gorbashova. Photo: Michael Fomichev
Translation by Zhanna Sergueeva. English Revision by Anni Jowett.
Alexander Rybak: Music video “Into a Fantasy” is about friendship and mutual understanding
The correspondent of “RIA Novosti” Anna Gorbashova spoke with the musician, who visited the capital during the promo tour of the video for the song “Into a Fantasy”, about music, “New Maidan”, politics and Conchita Wurst.
The winner of “Eurovision-2009″, violinist, composer and singer Alexander Rybak is the author of the soundtrack “Into a Fantasy” for the second part of the popular animated film “How to Train Your Dragon”, released in cinemas in Russia on 12thJune . The correspondent of “RIA Novosti” Anna Gorbashova spoke with the musician, who visited the capital during the promo tour of the video for the song “Into a Fantasy”, about music, “New Maidan”, politics and Conchita Wurst. Continue reading Article: Interview with Alexander Rybak about his music video Into A Fantasy on Russian website, 24.06.2014
Review by VG.no
Author: Stein Østbø
Tranlsation by Tessa Lande. Revision by Anni Jowett
Alexander Rybak still sings about dreams, fantasies and adventures – with a rather familiar tone.
“Into A Fantasy”
(Relativity Music / Sony Music)
There is something constantly uplifting and positive in the best and the most of what Alexander Rybak does. And so it is also in his new single “Into a Fantasy” which is derived from the sequel of the animated success “Dragetreneren”(How to Train Your Dragon” which has Norwegian premiere on July 4th.
Continue reading Reviews of Alexander Rybak’s new song and video “Into a Fantasy”
Alexander’s new song “Into a Fantasy”, one of the soundtracks from the animation movie “How to Train Your Dragon 2” from DreamWorks, can be can be downloaded from iTunes , Spotify , GooglePlay and Deezer in many countries.
The audio CD can be pre-ordered at several Amazon online shops and also at Platekompaniet.no (Norway). Below you find links to the Amazon online shops and Platekompaniet. The release date is the 16th of June, unless Amazon.de who has the release date of the 25th of July. The songs are available at Amazon digitally from the same dates.
Full CD MP3 “Into a Fantasy” MP3 Audio CD
Amazon.de Amazon.de (Germany) Amazon.de
Amazone.co.uk Amazone.co.uk (United Kingdom) Amazon.co.uk
Amazon.fr Amazon.fr (France) Amazon.fr
Amazon.es Amazon.es (Spain) Amazon.es
Amazon.it Amazon.it (Italy) Amazon.it
In Norway you can pre-order the Audio CD now on Platekompaniet.no , or buy the CD in one of their shops when it is released the 16th of June. Check this list to see if you have one of their shops nearby you : Platekompaniet
Video about the shooting of new music video. NRK.no, 20.05.2014
Uploaded by Venche M. English translation and subs by Tessa Lande. English revision by Katie Anderson.
Alexander Rybak was never in any doubt about where he was going to shoot his new music video.
Article published on NRK.on on 19.05.14
Photo and author: Silje Bårstad
Found by Ulli Cologne. Translation by Tessa Lande. Revision by Anni Jowett.
When Alexander Rybak was going to shoot his biggest music video so far for the single “Into A Fantasy”, he was never in any doubt about where. Namely at Vestkapp at Stad in Selje municipality.
– Everytime I am in this natural environment, I come up with something new and write new music,- says Rybak.
For example the Eurovision hit “Fairytale” was made when he visited Ålesund, and the song he won the “Kjempesjansen” with, was also written only a stones throw from Vestkapp.
– It’s a 100 percent beautiful nature here, with changing weather, soft beaches, deep valleys and exposed mountain tops. It’s something that awakens the versatility in me, says Rybak enthusiastically.
At the harsh Stadplatået there is for once no wind. The sky is blue and it is a clear view to Svinøy Lighthouse and south to Bremanger.
Continue reading Alexander Rybak shoots new video music “Into A Fantasy” in Vestkapp 19.05.14
Alexander on radio NRK Sogn & Fjordane about his new music video
English translation by Jorunn Ekre. Subs by Tessa Lande.
English revision by Katie Anderson.
Interview with the producer Tone-Lise Asphol and mayor of Selje, Ottar Nygård 19.05.2014
English translation by Jorunn Ekre. Subs by Katie Anderson.
English revision by Anni Jowett.
Article was published on www.smp.no 20.05 2014
Author: Marius Rosbach. Photograph: Kristian Skeide
Translation by Tessa Lande. Revision by Anni Jowett.
Alexander Rybak in the middle of local musicians at Stadt
Shooting scenes for “How to Train Your Dragon 2”
Local young musicians were invited on Friday noon to be extras in Alexander Rybak’s latest music video, which is now being filmed at Vestkapp.
There are nine young string players from Herøy and three from Ørsta. All are students at Herøy kulturskule.
Continue reading Article about the shooting of Alexander Rybak’s new music video
Article was published on VG on 20.05.2014.
Found by Ulli Cologne. Translation by Tessa Lande. Revision by Anni Jowett.
Make success: Alexander Rybak
Rybak with new overseas success
Alexander Rybak (28) is once again a voice actor in the second film about the Viking boy “Hiccup” in “How To Train Your Dragon 2”. This time, Rybak also has a song in the movie.
While the credits of “How to Train Your Dragon 2” run, you will in Scandinavia, Russia and several other European countries hear Rybak’s latest single “Into a Fantasy”. Continue reading Alexander Rybak gives voice to the Norwegian version of “How To Train Your Dragon 2” and contributes with a song. Watch the trailers.