Netflix conjured a magical mid-week treat for animation fans this morning when it unveiled fresh artwork and a brand-new trailer for My Father’s Dragon, Oscar-nominated director Nora Twomey’s (The Breadwinner) eagerly awaited feature adaptation of the Newbery-honored children’s book.
Written by Oscar nominee Meg LeFauve (Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur) and produced by five-time Academy Award-nominated Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon (The Secret of Kells, Song of the Sea, Wolfwalkers), the movie arrive on streaming November 11 to enchant family audiences. Netflix is also planning a select theatrical run for finely crafted 2D animated fantasy.
“Our actors, animators and artists at Cartoon Saloon and Mockingbird Pictures have worked together to craft this film, inspired by Ruth Stiles Gannett’s amazing book. We were drawn together by a desire to tell a very special tale of friendship, adventure and true bravery,” said Twomey.
“I fell in love with storytelling as a child and Netflix excels at celebrating all kinds of stories, through different styles and distinct voices. When Netflix came onboard with this film, before we even had a script, it was to encourage us to make the best film we possibly could. Our crew created a beautiful, animated lens to look through and I can’t wait to share the view with audiences around the world.”
Synopsis: Struggling to cope after a move to the city with his mother, Elmer runs away in search of Wild Island and a young dragon who waits to be rescued. Elmer’s adventures introduce him to ferocious beasts, a mysterious island and the friendship of a lifetime.
Watch the trailer below:
The voice cast features: Jacob Tremblay as Elmer, Gaten Matarazzo as Boris the Dragon, Golshifteh Farahani, Dianne Wiest, Rita Moreno, Chris O’Dowd, Judy Greer, Alan Cumming, Yara Shahidi, Jackie Earle Haley, Mary Kay Place, Leighton Meester, Spence Moore II, Adam Brody, Charlyne Yi, Maggie Lincoln, Jack Smith, Whoopi Goldberg and Ian McShane.
My Father’s Dragon is produced by Bonnie Curtis, Julie Lynn and Paul Young. Executive producers are Meg LeFauve, John Morgan, Tomm Moore, Gerry Shirren, Ruth Coady and Alan Moloney.