DreamWorks Dragons: Rescue Riders
Promotional poster
Based onHow to Train Your Dragon
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
Opening theme"Rescue Riders Theme"
by The Boom Clack
ComposerJoshua Moshier
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons6
No. of episodes53 (list of episodes)
Executive producerJack Thomas
Running time
  • 24 minutes (episodes)
  • 46 minutes (specials)
Production companyDreamWorks Animation Television
Original release
ReleaseSeptember 27, 2019 (2019-09-27) –
September 29, 2022 (2022-09-29)

DreamWorks Dragons: Rescue Riders is an American animated television series in the How to Train Your Dragon franchise produced by DreamWorks Animation Television for Netflix. The show premiered on September 27, 2019, and its second season was released on February 7, 2020. Three specials were released in March, July and November 2020.[1]

In November 2021, the series moved to Peacock for four more seasons. The sixth and final season was released on September 29, 2022.[2][3][4][5]


The series follows Dak and Leyla, human twins raised by dragons who have developed, as a result, a unique ability to directly communicate with them, helping and rescuing dragons and the people of the town of Huttsgalor.[6]


Main human cast


Recurring cast


Series overview

SeasonSubtitleEpisodesOriginally released
First releasedLast releasedNetwork
1Rescue Riders14September 27, 2019 (2019-09-27)Netflix
212February 7, 2020 (2020-02-07)
Specials3March 27, 2020 (2020-03-27)November 24, 2020 (2020-11-24)
3Heroes of the Sky6November 24, 2021 (2021-11-24)Peacock
46February 3, 2022 (2022-02-03)
56May 19, 2022 (2022-05-19)
66September 29, 2022 (2022-09-29)

Netflix episodes

Season 1 (2019)

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
11"The Nest"Glenn HarmonJack ThomasSeptember 27, 2019 (2019-09-27)
When the Rescue Riders, the Viking twins Dak and Leyla, along with their dragons, Winger, Summer, Cutter and Burple 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.
22"Deep Trouble"Glenn HarmonSteve AltiereSeptember 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.
33"Boo to You"Steve EvangelatosJack ThomasSeptember 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
44"Where There's Smoke"Glen Harmon, Steve Evangelatos, & T.J. SullivanJack ThomasSeptember 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
55"Heavy Metal"T.J. SullivanJohn TellegenSeptember 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.
66"Iced Out"Glenn HarmonSteve AltiereSeptember 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
77"Sick Day"Steve EvangelatosLaura BowesSeptember 27, 2019 (2019-09-27)
After 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?
88"Bad Egg"T.J. SullivanJohn TellegenSeptember 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
99"Home Alone"Steve EvangelatosLaura BowesSeptember 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.
1010"Slobber Power"T.J. SullivanJohn TellegenSeptember 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
1111"Crash Course"Glenn HarmonLaura BowesSeptember 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.
1212"Furious Fun"Steve EvangelatosJohn TellegenSeptember 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.
1313"Grumblegard (Part 1)"T.J. SullivanLaura BowesSeptember 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
1414"Grumblegard (Part 2)"Greg RankinJohn TellegenSeptember 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)

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
151"Double Finked"Steve EvangelatosSteve AltiereFebruary 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
162"Divewings"T.J. SullivanLaura BowesFebruary 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
173"Mecha-Menace"Greg RankinJohn TellegenFebruary 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.
184"Summer Holiday"Steve EvangelatosLaura BowesFebruary 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.
195"Treasure Riders"T.J. SullivanJohn TellegenFebruary 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.
206"Puff Enuf"Greg RankinLaura BowesFebruary 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
217"Hot, Hot, Hot"Steve EvangelatosJohn TellegenFebruary 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.
228"High Anxiety"T.J. SullivanLaura BowesFebruary 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.
239"King Burple"Greg RankinJohn TellegenFebruary 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
2410"Charged Up"Steve EvangelatosLaura BowesFebruary 7, 2020 (2020-02-07)
Magnus' super-powered mechano-dragon threatens to replace the Rescue Riders, then it spirals out of control.
2511"Belly Flop"T.J. SullivanJohn TellegenFebruary 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
2612"Game of Horns"Greg RankinJack ThomasFebruary 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)

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
271"Hunt for the Golden Dragon"T.J. Sullivan & Greg RankinJack Thomas & Steve AltiereMarch 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.
282"Secrets of the Songwing"T.J. Sullivan & Greg RankinSteve Altiere & Laura BowesJuly 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
293"Huttsgalor Holiday"T.J. Sullivan & Greg RankinLaura BowesNovember 24, 2020 (2020-11-24)
During a Christmas-like holiday called Odinyule, unusual weather threatens Huttsgalor.
Dragons discovered : Chillblaster

Peacock episodes

Peacock reset the season count after the series moved from Netflix, so the first season on Peacock is actually the third season released for DreamWorks Dragons: Rescue Riders, through to its sixth and final released season (labelled the fourth season on Peacock).

Season 1 (2021)

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
301"Chiefless"Steve MoltzenSteve AltiereNovember 24, 2021 (2021-11-24)
Chief Ingrid of the neighboring island Guttsgalor shows up looking for the ceremonial goblet.
312"Crystal Clear"Steve MoltzenLaura BowesNovember 24, 2021 (2021-11-24)
After Elbone goes missing, the Rescue Riders find his boat near an island covered with crystals.
323"How I Met Your Summer"Steve MoltzenJack ThomasNovember 24, 2021 (2021-11-24)
The gang is stuck inside during a blizzard; Lelya tells the story of how she met Summer.
334"Snooping Around"Robert Briggs & T.J. SullivanMatt ThorntonNovember 24, 2021 (2021-11-24)
Snoop, one of the villainous Slinkwing dragons, loses two of Vizza's Slinkwing babies.
345"Oh, Brother"Greg RankinLaura BowesNovember 24, 2021 (2021-11-24)
Elbone's brother, Albone (Donald Faison), pays a visit to Huttgalor; Chief Duggar's tells Elbone to be a Chief for the day.
356"Search for the Sunken City"Steve MoltzenSteve AltiereNovember 24, 2021 (2021-11-24)
The Riders set out to find the sunken city of Valantis, where dragons and humans once coexisted.

Season 2 (2022)

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
361"Teamwork is Magic"Robert BriggsLaura BowesFebruary 3, 2022 (2022-02-03)

The Rescue Riders meet a seemingly friendly young dragon with a unicorn horn and rainbow powers, but there's something very suspicious about her.

Dragons discovered : Relentless Rainbowhorn
372"The Incredible Burple"Greg RankinWill MoreyFebruary 3, 2022 (2022-02-03)
Burple finds a purple crystal that makes him the strongest of all the Rescue Riders.
383"Flight of the Stinkwing"Steve MoltzenLaura BowesFebruary 3, 2022 (2022-02-03)

After a terrible odor from a Stinkwing blows into Huttsgalor, the Riders fly off to help get rid of the odor and save the day.

Dragons discovered : Stinkwing
394"The Big Sheep"Robert BriggsWill MoreyFebruary 3, 2022 (2022-02-03)
When Haggis goes missing during a festival, the riders must find him to prevent a conflict that has been going on.
405"Rescue Racers"Greg RankinLaura BowesFebruary 3, 2022 (2022-02-03)

When items begin disappearing from Huttsgalor, the Riders cross paths with a pack of Zoomerangs that don't want to give them back.

Dragons discovered : Zoomerangs
416"Day without Dragons"Steve MoltzenWill MoreyFebruary 3, 2022 (2022-02-03)
Dak and Leyla challenge each other to get through one whole day without their Dragon friends.

Season 3 (2022)

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
421"The Inflato-Force Awakens"Robert BriggsLaura BowesMay 19, 2022 (2022-05-19)
When Zeppla and Sparkle returns to Huttsgalor, the Rescue Riders hold out tryouts to find them new members for their team, since they only have 2.
432"Return to the Sunken City"Greg RankinWill MoreyMay 19, 2022 (2022-05-19)

The Rescue Riders returns to the Sunken City to stop Magnus from finding the Alpha Crystals with the help of the Bubblegill Dragons Bubbly (Max Mittelman) and Bobbly (Griffin Burns).

Dragons discovered : Bubblegill
443"My Dragonguard"Steve MoltzenLaura BowesMay 19, 2022 (2022-05-19)

On his search on finding a gift for Chief Daggard's birthday, Cutter finds himself with a personal bodyguard Chaperange Dragon Talon (Patrick Warburton) after saving his life from danger.

Dragons discovered : Chaperange
454"Gludge-Tastic Voyage"Robert BriggsAbby HodgeMay 19, 2022 (2022-05-19)

When Gludge accidentally swallows a Boomback dragon egg, Leyla and Aggro must save before it's too late.

Dragons discovered : Boomback
465"Dragon Out of Water"Greg RankinWill MoreyMay 19, 2022 (2022-05-19)

When a young, bullied, aquatic Shocktail named Splish (Nathan Arenas) meets the Rescue Riders, He decides to live with him since he couldn't seem to stand up being mocked.

Dragons discovered : Shocktail
476"Nest Day"Steve MoltzenLaura BowesMay 19, 2022 (2022-05-19)

the Riders are getting ready to celebrate "Nest Day" a tradition from their days in the wild, until they met a dragon that doesn't talk.

Dragons discovered : Mimicore

Season 4 (2022)

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
481"Full Metal Magnus"Robert BriggsWill MoreySeptember 29, 2022 (2022-09-29)

Metal eating baby dragons followed Magnus back to his workshop and asks the Rescue Riders for help.

Dragons discovered : Razor-tooth Metal-maws
492"Triple Trouble Tuesday"Greg RankinLaura BowesSeptember 29, 2022 (2022-09-29)
On a wild day in Huttsgalor, one of Magnus' new Mechanos runs amok all over town while Lurke's boosting up his powers, and Elbone's in trouble.
503"Where's Waldondo?"Steve MoltzenWill MoreySeptember 29, 2022 (2022-09-29)
The Rescue Riders tries team up with Marena to save Waldondo del Mundo after he's captured by Erik the Wretched on Pirate Island.
514"The Greatest Showdragons"Steve MoltzenJack Thomas and Steve AltiereSeptember 29, 2022 (2022-09-29)

Burple finds an old flyer for "The Amazing Arno's Carnival of Dragons" in one of his stomachs, and they told the story of how they met him and Cutter.

Dragons discovered : Ramblefang
525"Copy That"Greg RankinLaura Bowes and Will MoreySeptember 29, 2022 (2022-09-29)

Leyla, Summer and Cutter help Elbone with an important assignment while Dak, Winger, Aggro and Burple fight a copy cat dragon to see who controls the roost.

Dragons discovered : Copycat
536"And You Are?"Robert BriggsJack ThomasSeptember 29, 2022 (2022-09-29)

Dak and Leyla cross paths with a dragon that wipes out memories with a blast and the Dragons might have to find a way to get their memories back.

Dragons discovered : Memorazor


The series was first announced on July 22, 2019, alongside fellow DreamWorks Animation Television series Go, Dog. Go!, with T.J. Sullivan directing, Jack Thomas executive producing and Brian K. Roberts as co-executive producer.[6]


The series premiered on September 27, 2019, on Netflix.[7] The series moved to Peacock in November 2021.[8]


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