My Father's Dragon (film)

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My Father's Dragon
Directed byNora Twomey
Produced by
  • Bonnie Curtis
  • Paul Young
  • Julie Lynn
Screenplay byMeg LeFauve
Story by
  • Meg LeFauve
  • John Morgan
Based onMy Father's Dragon
by Ruth Stiles Gannett
Starring
  • Jacob Tremblay
  • Gaten Matarazzo
  • Golshifteh Farahani
  • Dianne Wiest
  • Rita Moreno
  • Chris O’Dowd
  • Judy Greer
  • Alan Cumming
  • Yara Shahidi
  • Jackie Earle Haley
  • Mary Kay Place
  • Leighton Meester
  • Adam Brody
  • Charlyne Yi
  • Whoopi Goldberg
  • Ian McShane
Music byMycheal Danna
Jeff Danna
Production
company
Distributed byNetflix
Release date
  • 2022 (2022)
CountryUnited States
Ireland
LanguageEnglish

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My Father’s Dragon[1] is an upcoming Irish-American 2D animated film directed by Nora Twomey.[1] It is based on the 1948 children's novel of the same name by Ruth Stiles Gannett.[1] Co-produced by Netflix Animation, Cartoon Saloon, Mockingbird Pictures and Parallel Films, the film was scheduled for a 2021 premiere on Netflix,[2][3] but the release was pushed to 2022.[4]

Premise[edit]

Runaway Elmer Elevator searches for a captive dragon on Wild Island and finds much more than he could ever have anticipated.

Voice cast[edit]

  • Jacob Tremblay as Elmer Elevator
  • Gaten Matarazzo as 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
  • Ian McShane

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

In November 2018, Netflix announced an adaptation of My Father's Dragon, with Nora Twomey directing from a script Meg LeFauve wrote from a story by LeFauve and John Morgan, who are producing the film along with Tomm Moore, Bonnie Curtis, Paul Young, Julie Lynn, Alan Moloney, Ruth Coady, and Gerry Shirren.[5]

Animation[edit]

In November 2018, Cartoon Saloon started production on the animation.[5]

Music[edit]

Composers Mychel Danna and Jeff Danna are set to make the music for the film.[6]

Release[edit]

On November 6, 2018, Netflix announced that the film will be released in 2021.[5] On January 14, 2021, Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos revealed that the film's release could be moved to "2022 or later", to meet Netflix's criteria of releasing six animated features per year.[7] In February 2022, Netflix revealed plans to release in 2022.[4]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Netflix orders a new animated feature 'My Father's Dragon' from Cartoon Saloon". Animation Xpress. November 9, 2018.
  2. Ramos, Dino-Day (November 6, 2018). "Netflix Unveils 'The Willoughbys', 'Maya and the Three', & More In Animated Slate". Deadlne.
  3. Anderton, Ethan (November 6, 2018). "Netflix Orders Up Six New Animated Movies & TV Shows, Including 'The Willoughbys' and 'My Father's Dragon'". Slash Film.
  4. 4.0 4.1 D'Alessandro, Anthony (3 February 2022). "Netflix 2022 Film Slate Touts 86 Titles Including Star-Studded Fare 'Knives Out 2', 'The Gray Man', 'The School For Good And Evil' & More". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Lang, Brett (November 6, 2018). "Netflix Unveils Six Animated Films, Shows (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved January 2, 2020.
  6. https://filmmusicreporter.com/2022/04/27/mychael-danna-jeff-danna-to-score-nora-twomeys-my-fathers-dragon/
  7. De Wit, Alex (January 14, 2021). "Netflix Unveils 2021 Animated Film Slate, Including Sony Pictures Animation's 'Wish Dragon' And Two Aardman Specials". Cartoon Brew. Retrieved June 14, 2021.

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