Netflix has released the official trailer for My father’s dragonits upcoming animated fantasy film adaptation of Ruth Stiles Gannett’s award-winning 1948 children’s book of the same name.
The video highlights the friendship between a runaway child named Elmer and a young dragon named Boris as they embark on the adventure of a lifetime to save Wilde Island. It is scheduled to debut on November 11.
My father’s dragon is directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Nora Twomey (The breadwinner) from a screenplay written by Meg LeFauve, based on a story she co-wrote with John Morgan. The film features the voices of Jacob Tremblay, Gaten Matarazzo, Whoopi Goldberg, Ian McShane, Golshifteh Farahani, Dianne Wiest, Yara Shahidi, Charlyne Yi, Judy Greer, Leighton Meester, Adam Brody and more.
“Struggling to cope after a move to the city with his mother, Elmer runs away in search of Wild Island and a young dragon waiting to be rescued,” reads the synopsis. “Elmer’s adventures introduce him to fierce beasts, a mysterious island, and the friendship of a lifetime.”
My father’s dragon comes from Cartoon Saloon, the Oscar-nominated animation studio behind The Secret of Kell and Wolfwalkers. It is produced by Bonnie Curtis, Paul Young and Julie Lynn.