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'My Father's Dragon' Gets A Trailer And November Release Date

We've been Cartoon Saloon fans for a long time. In fact, The Secret Of Kells (their first film) was one of our very first reviews. So it's no surprise we have been keenly following the progress of their next film, My Father's Dragon- the debut trailer for which has now arrived.

The film is the latest to be directed by Nora Twomey, who directed The Breadwinner and co-directed The Secret Of Kells with fellow studio co-founder Tomm Moore. As with The Breadwinner, it is based on a book, in this case a children's classic from 1948 written by Ruth Stiles Gannett. Also like The Beadwinner, My Father's Dragon differs from most of Cartoon Saloon's films in that it strays away from their native Ireland.

That's where similarities with Twomey's previous film end, however. This looks to be a much more light-hearted, adventurous fare. This time around,Twomey has enlisted Inside Out screenwriter Meg LeFauve to pen the script.

Visually the film looks distinct from the studios' past film yet not a million miles away from their house style. Either way we're in for an exceptionally good looking film. It feels a little odd watching a Cartoon Saloon production with American accents but we're sure we'll soon get used to it.

The story follows a young boy named Elmer. Struggling to cope after moving to the city with his mother, he runs away in search of Wild Island and a young dragon waiting to be rescued. It stars the voices of Jacob Tremblay, Judy Greer, Leighton Meester, Gaten Matarazzo, Alan Cumming, Ian McShane, Rita Moreno, Whoopi Goldberg, Chris O'Dowd and more.

My Father's Dragon will be getting its world premiere at the BFI London Film Festival, as well as screening at Manchester Animation Festival and Animation Is Film. It will then be available on Netfllix from November 11. Check out the trailer and newly released images, below.

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