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kandymation:

aw man, whats going on fandom!?!?! we were doing so well!! 
we’ve waited all this time, with barely anyone posting any httyd2 pirated content. 

The movie comes out on digital/dvd soon. So. freakin. soon.
We are almost there.

I thought we made a promise not to do this, not to gif pirated stuff.. for Dreamworks’ sake! They don’t deserve that, it’s disrespectful! :/

Im not ganna lie, im honestly disappointed. :(

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

i keep seeing httyd2 pirated stuff and damn. I remember well when we were all like "man no way im going to reblog pirated things. it'll hurt dreamworks" and then... -.-

nefertsukia:

frosty-viking:

I actually haven’t seen much… idek what to do anymore. I’ve spent maybe ~ $220 dollars on httyd2 and I will still wait to buy it to see it again. Seriously, httyd2 is in some theaters again. This is a second chance to get httyd2 to a billion. Didn’t we also say that we wanted that to happen? We’re over halfway there.

well,I obviously can’t gif to save myself, but I went to the theatre 5 times (didn’t go more because I really couldn’t), bought merchandise (hoping to buy more), and will probably order the DVD from the UK since I bet I won’t be receiving a decent version in my country any time soon.

Though I do wonder if the GIFs, at this point and with that quality, wouldn’t be MORE publicity to the film here on tumblr, than actually harmful. Nobody is sourcing links to the movie, as far as I can tell (seriously don’t link to the pirated version) so it could actually help improve sales? I’m not even sure how to feel about this anymore. I remember having a similar discussion with one of my brothers about this sort of publicity. And since the movie is barely on cinemas anywhere, the presence of the GIFs won’t actually affect movie sales per se. The only harmful thing, right now, is if many people nab the pirated version and don’t buy the DVD.

I can fully see the benefits of posting pirated gifs for the film’s publicity, but sadly I have seen 3 or 4 people giving out the link to the movie publicly for everyone to watch…

It just disappoints me.

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

i keep seeing httyd2 pirated stuff and damn. I remember well when we were all like "man no way im going to reblog pirated things. it'll hurt dreamworks" and then... -.-

frosty-viking:

I actually haven’t seen much… idek what to do anymore. I’ve spent maybe ~ $220 dollars on httyd2 and I will still wait to buy it to see it again. Seriously, httyd2 is in some theaters again. This is a second chance to get httyd2 to a billion. Didn’t we also say that we wanted that to happen? We’re over halfway there.

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

I really agree with your opinion on this whole httyd2-pirate thingy. All these haters be hatin' and unfollowing but you are totally right. Brooke 4 life

thebrookeofdragons:

Just popping on to answer this — Thank you.

I’m actually going to just say that I’ve seen some things on the httyd tag about people unfollowing those who reblog pirated gifs and it really irritated me so I’m just going to get this off my chest and go back into the shadows.

First, I’m not unfollowing people because of spoilers. I saw the movies in theatres 5 times. Thats about 50$ spent on watching it at least. 

I’m unfollowing those who gif/reblog probably only until the DVD comes out, because as someone who studied film for her academic career, it hurts to see so many people just not care about the work that went in. You know studios like, need money to make movies right? And if everyone just watched/encouraged people to watch films for free, then guess what! No movies for you.

It’s like this. I cant believe I have to explain this, but, children will be children. Imagine you’re an artist, and you spend YEARS painting an amazing gorgeous painting, and you’re going to sell it at a gallery to make money to paint more paintings. Everyone loves your paintings. But then, someone takes an HD photo of your painting, blows it up in equal quality and gives it out for free. Everyone now has your painting, and they’re not going to pay you money to see/buy it. Guess what. Now you dont have money and you cannot paint anymore. People are sad, but hey, they got something for free.

So before you call me a bitch, or send me more hate, why don’t you just start appreciating the art and the work that went into these films, and try to wait until the DVD comes out in like a month. Of course, I can’t tell you what to do, so if you download it, please try not spread awareness through gifs/etc. 

Thats all I got. Have a fantastic day everyone.

Slinks back into shadows

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

You realize the movie isn't in theaters anymore right? Like people pirating it won't make it any less successful. You care so much about capitalism you're willing to hate people over it. Unfollowed.

thebrookeofdragons:

Hahahhaha bye! And yeah it’s still in theatres overseas jack hole.

Omfg xD Some theaters are even bringing it BACK in. Pirating could easily effect a film’a performance. It has happened before.

hope-for-snow:

okay your actions are on you if you decide to download the unofficial digital copy of HTTYD2, but don’t freaking spread it online. posting it everywhere is going to encourage people to download it when you seriously could just wait a month for the official release. It’s such a slap to the face to DW who’s been so kind in giving us what they did before and after the movie came out. anyone who reads this is also free to report blogs posting pirated screencaps and gifs.

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