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Ranking Pop Culture's Best Dragons – from Toothless to Drogon | How To Train Your Dragon, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Game of Thrones

UpdatePosted 06/15/2014 04:15PM

From Toothless to Drogon: The Best Pop-Culture Dragons, Ranked

Originally posted 06/13/2014 04:45PM

Dangerous, otherworldly – dragons are majestic creatures. They're also – considering Game of Thrones and How to Train Your Dragon 2 – having something of "a Hollywood moment." Thus, following in the grand tradition of nuts and pies, we've taken this opportunity to rank them. Below, find the 24 most famous dragons in popular culture (worst to best, in our humble opinion).

We'd better get to it – we don't want to be "dragon" our feet!

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Couple Goes Green – as Shrek Characters – for Themed Wedding

Couple Goes Green – as Shrek Characters – for Themed Wedding

Originally posted 05/13/2010 12:00PM

That's some fairy tale wedding.

When friends told Welsh couple Tracey and Vivian Williams they resembled characters from the popular animated Shrek movies – you know, those green ogres – the two weren't insulted. They embraced it.

“Even though Shrek and Fiona are both green ogres, we didn’t take it offensively because we like them so much," Tracey told Britain's Daily Mail. In fact, the couple saw a Shrek movie on their first date – and became super-fans after that. (Wonder if they'll go see the latest addition, Shrek Forever After, in theaters May 21, on their honeymoon?)

When it came time for their wedding day, the two painted themselves green, donned fake, green ears and slipped into costume.


They also recruited friends in the wedding party to play along with the fantasy. The best man dressed up as Monsieur Hood, while the bride's father portrayed evil Lord Farquaad and her mother dressed as the Fairy Godmother.

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FIRST LOOK: Musical Shrek Star Is McGreeny

FIRST LOOK: Musical Shrek Star Is McGreeny

Originally posted 09/03/2008 12:45PM

Just because he's coming to Broadway in the same season that will also see Katie Holmes and Daniel Radcliffe on the Great White Way, Shrek isn't turning green with envy – he already comes that way.

Actually, it takes boyish Broadway vet Brian d'Arcy James about two-and-a-quarter hours to slip into makeup and costume as William Steig's title ogre character in Shrek the Musical, now previewing in Seattle (where this first-look photo was taken) as it barrels toward New York.

Makeup designers Naomi Donne and Michael Marino used film-quality prosthetics to ensure James has full control over his facial expressions, according to a rep for the production, which is set to start previewing at the Broadway Theatre Nov. 8.

The show takes its story from the original book and first movie in the series, and also stars Thoroughly Modern Millie Tony winner Sutton Foster as Princess Fiona, Christopher Sieber as Lord Farquaad, Chester Gregory II as Donkey, John Tartaglia as Pinocchio and Kecia Lewis-Evans as the Dragon.
Stephen M. Silverman

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