My Father’s Dragon is the upcoming astonishing animated film from Cartoon Saloon, the creators of Song of the Sea and Wolfwalkers, and includes a stellar vocal cast that includes Stranger Things’ Gaten Matarazzo, together with Alan Cumming, Adam Brody, and Whoopi Goldberg.

Based on Ruth Stiles Gannett’s 1948 book Elmer and the Dragon and written by Inside Out author Meg LeFauve, the story follows Elmer as he flees to a Savage Island to save a newborn dragon.

“Our artists, animators and artists at Cartoons Saloon collaborated to create this short, which was inspired by Ruth Stiles Gannett’s great book,” says director Nora Twomey. “We came together because we wanted to present a truly remarkable story of friendship, exploration, and true bravery.”

My Father’s Dragon Release Date

My Father's Dragon

My Father’s Dragon will be available on Netflix globally on Friday, November 11, 2022, so there will not be too much time to wait.

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The Plot

My Father's Dragon

My Father’s Dragon portrays Elmer, who is having to adjust to his mother’s relocation to the city. But then he escapes to the Wild Island in pursuit of a caged baby dragon and discovers much more than he ever imagined. Elmer’s travels take him to terrifying monsters, a secret island with a ‘tiger forest,’ and a bond that will last a lifetime.

My Father’s Dragon Voice Cast

My Father's Dragon

• Jacob Tremblay
• Matarazzo gates
• Golshifteh Farahani
• Dianne Wiest
• Rita Moreno
• Chris O’Dowd
• Judy Greer
• Alan Cumming
• Yara Shahidi
• Jackie Earle Haley
• Mary Kay Place
• Leighton Meester

Additional voices joining My Father’s Dragon are:

Spence Moore II
Adam Brody
Charlyne Yi
Maggie Lincoln
Jack Smith
Whoopi Goldberg (Star Trek)
Ian McShane


Yes certainly there’s! Elmer, who is actually struggling to adapt after moving to the city with his mother, runs away to follow Wild Island and a baby dragon that needs rescuing. Elmer’s travels take him to dangerous monsters, a secret island, and a friendship that will last a lifetime.