My Father’s Dragon is an upcoming family animation movie, created by Oscar-nominated studio Cartoon Saloon. The adaptation of Ruth Stiles Gannett’s Newbery-honored children’s book was announced by Netflix all the way back in 2018, but after several delays and setbacks, the highly anticipated feature film is finally finding its way to our Netflix screens in 2022!
Here’s everything you need to know about My Father’s Dragon.
My Father’s Dragon release date
After waiting nearly four years for the release of My Father’s Dragon, Netflix has finally announced that the upcoming animated adaptation — of the Newbery-honored children’s book, of the same name, by Ruth Stiles Gannett — will make its debut at the 66th BFI London Film Festival in October 2022!
It will then be released on the streaming giant in November 2022, although a specific date has yet to be revealed.
My Father’s Dragon cast
The upcoming family movie has a stellar cast attached to voice the animated characters. In the lead, as “Boris the Dragon”, is none other than Stranger Things’ Gaten Matarazzo, who will surely put a fun twist on the striped dragon. Joining him as runaway Elmer Elevator is Jacob Tremblay, who at just 16-year-old, already has collected an impressive rap sheet of acting/voicing credits. Check out who else is lending their voice to the animation below!
Click on the individuals’ names to be taken to their official IMDb page.
My Father’s Dragon synopsis
The official synopsis, as per Netflix’s Media Center, reads:
“Struggling to cope after a move to the city with his mother, Elmer runs away in search of Wild Island and a young dragon who waits to be rescued. Elmer’s adventures introduce him to ferocious beasts, a mysterious island and the friendship of a lifetime.”
My Father’s Dragon director
The movie, which was written by Ruth Stiles Gannett and Meg LeFauve, is directed by Nora Twomey.
My Father’s Dragon trailer
Although Netflix recently released a first look at the upcoming animation — a still from the movie –, a trailer for My Father’s Dragon is yet to be released by the streamer. However, as we get closer to October, we’re sure we’ll be treated to more sneak peeks and a trailer too.
My Father’s Dragon run time
According to IMDb, the animation will be 1 hour and 39 minutes long.