Kilkenny's Cartoon Saloon team up with Netflix on My Father's Dragon

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Kilkenny's Cartoon Saloon team up with Netflix on My Father's Dragon

Director Nora Twomey

Kilkenny-based animation studio Cartoon Saloon will team up with streaming giant Netflix to produce a wonderful animated feature film called My Father's Dragon.

The feature will be directed by Nora Twomey and produced by Tomm Moore and Paul Young from Cartoon Saloon and Bonnie Curtis and Julie Lynn of Mockingbird Pictures .

"To have the kind of creative encouragement Netflix are providing is an incredible opportunity for our filmmaking team. We are all so excited to bind our skills together and begin My Father’s Dragon," said Nora Twomey, Director.

My Father’s Dragon (2021) is a 2D animated family feature film from director Nora Twomey (The Secret of Kells, The Breadwinner) and written by Meg LeFauve (Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur), with story by Meg LeFauve and John Morgan, who are also executive producers.

Based on the Newbery Honored children's novels by Ruth Stiles Gannett, My Father’s Dragon tells the story of young run-away Elmer Elevator, who searches for a captive dragon on Wild Island and finds much more than he could ever have anticipated. Alan Moloney and Ruth Coady of Parallel Films will also serve as executive producers alongside Gerry Shirren.