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29th Sep 2022

Irish cartoon My Father’s Dragon set to hit Netflix in November

So much talent involved.

There’s a brand new Irish animation set to come to Netflix this November, and from the award nominations its creators have gotten, it’s going to be a good one.

My Father’s Dragon is set to air on November 11 and comes from five-time Academy Award-nominated Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon, the creators behind The Secret of Kells, Song of the Sea and Wolfwalkers.

It is also directed by Oscar nominated Nora Twomey, and inspired by the Newbery-honoured children’s book from author Ruth Stiles Gannett.

The film is set to debut internationally on the streaming service but is also set to see a world premiere at BFI London Film Festival on Saturday October 8.

My Father’s Dragon’s voice cast includes 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, Spence Moore II, Adam Brody, Charlyne Yi, Maggie Lincoln, Jack Smith, Whoopi Goldberg and Ian McShane.

Director Nora Twomey said, according to The Irish Mirror: “Our actors, animators and artists at Cartoon Saloon & 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.

“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.”