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My Father's Dragon My Father's Dragon

Netflix has released the first trailer for Nora Twomey’s upcoming animated feature My Father’s Dragon, premiering at the BFI London Film Festival later this month before landing on the platform November 11.


  • Synopsis: Inspired by the Newbery-honored children’s book from author Ruth Stiles Gannett, My Father’s Dragon is the story of Elmer, struggling to cope after a move to the city with his mother. The boy runs away in search of Wild Island and a young dragon who waits to be rescued, and along the way he is introduced to ferocious beasts, a mysterious island, and the friendship of a lifetime.
  • Twomey is the Oscar-nominated director of The Breadwinner and has received numerous recognitions for her other work, including her feature debut The Secret of Kells, which she co-directed with Tomm Moore. She also produced Apple TV+’s Wolfwalkers and is co-founder, partner, and creative director at Cartoon Saloon.
  • The script was written by Inside Out screenwriter Meg LeFauve (Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur) who adapted the screen story with John Morgan. Animation is produced at Kilkenny, Ireland-based Cartoon Saloon, with Bonnie Curtis and Julie Lynn from Mockingbird Pictures and Paul Young of Cartoon Saloon producing.


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