NETFLIX HAS revealed the release date and first trailer for My Father’s Dragon, an animated coming from Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon.
The feature is based on the classic children’s book of the same name, and is due for release on 11 November.
My Father’s Dragon is about a young boy called Elmer Elevator. Uneasy by a move to a new city, Elmer befriends a talking alley cat, who tells him about a baby dragon being kept captive on Wild Island.
Elmer resolves to rescue the dragon — a plump thing, with blue and yellow candy stripes — and adventures to Wild Island, where he must outwit many cunning animals to reach his goal.
In the surreal 1948 book, written by Ruth Stiles Gannett and illustrated by her stepmother Ruth Chrisman Gannett, Elmer grows up to be the father of the book’s narrator — hence its title. Judging by the charming trailer, it seems Cartoon Saloon is keeping this conceit going with a voiceover framing device.