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Behold! The making of Netflix’s My Father’s Dragon

A beautiful new book reveals the concept art behind Cartoon Saloon’s latest animated triumph.

To help adorn the most sentimental of seasons, here’s an early peek at an enchanting new coffee table book arriving from Abrams Books in January titled, The Art of My Father’s Dragon.

This revealing 224-page edition coincides with Netflix’s new animated fantasy film, My Father’s Dragon from five-time Academy Award-nominated studio Cartoon Saloon. Open the cover and take a look inside!

Inspired by author Ruth Stiles Gannett’s timeless 1948 children’s book, Netflix’s vibrant feature tells the tale of a kid named Elmer who travels to the magical Wild Island where he befriends Boris, a baby dragon that hopes to be rescued and save his kingdom.Abrams Books
The Art of My Father’s Dragon is written by Ramin Zahed (The Art of Love, Death + Robots) and offers a behind-the-scenes look at the film’s page-to-screen process using rare pre-production sketches, character drawings, and background artwork.Abrams Books
Based in Ireland, Cartoon Saloon is responsible for some of the most beloved animated movies of the last decade like The Secret of Kells, Song of the Sea, and Wolfwalkers.Abrams Books
Included in this illuminating examination of My Father’s Dragon’s 2D animation are interviews with Oscar-nominated director Nora Twomey, executive producers Tomm Moore and Meg LeFauve, and the acclaimed artists and animators of Cartoon Saloon.Abrams Books
Netflix’s 99-minute children’s movie debuted on November 11 and has received high praise for its ecological themes, gentle depiction of nature’s creatures, and fairytale warmth.Abrams Books

Abrams Books’ The Art of My Father’s Dragon arrives in stores and major online outlets on January 24, 2023.

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