On the planet of animation, Cartoon Saloon has been carving itself fairly the status, deserving to listing alongside the beloved likes of Disney, Pixar, Ghibli, Laika and Aardman as a serious participant. From the Irish Folklore trilogy of The Secret Of Kells, Track Of The Sea and Wolfwalkers, to the equally acclaimed The Breadwinner, the Irish animation home all the time delivers. Which makes information of their subsequent movie significantly thrilling – it’s referred to as My Father’s Dragon, it’s coming to Netflix, and the primary picture is right here. Have a look above.
The movie is directed by The Breadwinner’s Nora Twomey, primarily based on a screenplay by Inside Out and Captain Marvel author Meg LeFauve. It’s tailored from the kids’s ebook by Ruth Stiles Gannett. Right here’s the synopsis: “Struggling to manage after a transfer to town along with his mom, Elmer runs away in the hunt for Wild Island and a younger dragon who waits to be rescued. Elmer’s adventures introduce him to ferocious beasts, a mysterious island and the friendship of a lifetime.”
In addition to the primary picture, Netflix has revealed the spectacular, sprawling voice solid – headed up by Room’s Jacob Tremblay and Stranger Issues’ Gaten Matarazzo. They’re joined by 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.
There’s no launch window for My Father’s Dragon but, however right here’s hoping we’d see it earlier than the top of 2022. In that case, it’d be part of Netflix’s spectacular listing of animated options arriving earlier than the top of the yr – from Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio, to The Sea Beast. (Oh, and for those who haven’t seen Richard Linklater’s Apollo 10 1/2: A House Age Childhood but, shove that approach up your watchlist.) Both approach, it’ll be a delight at any time when the doorways of the Cartoon Saloon swing open as soon as extra, bringing us into one other attractive animated world.