My Father’s Dragon Movie

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Who's Involved:

Yara Shahidi, Dianne Wiest, Mary Kay Place, Meg LeFauve, Ian McShane, Jacob Tremblay, Leighton Meester, Judy Greer, Alan Cumming, Golshifteh Farahani, Julie Lynn, Spence Moore II, Jackie Earle Haley, Adam Brody, Whoopi Goldberg, Charlyne Yi, Rita Moreno, Bonnie Curtis, Nora Twomey, Chris O’Dowd, John Morgan, Gaten Matarazzo, Jack Smith, Maggie Lincoln

Release Date:

Friday, November 4, 2022 Limited

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Runtime: N/A
Language: English

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Plot: What's the story about?

Struggling to cope after a move to the city with his mother, Elmer runs away in search of Wild Island and a young dragon who waits to be rescued. Elmer's adventures introduce him to ferocious beasts, a mysterious island and the friendship of a lifetime.

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Who stars in My Father’s Dragon: Cast List

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The Book of Henry, The Little Mermaid  

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Honor Society  

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Extraction 2, Chicken with Plums  

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Bridesmaids, Rabbit Hole  

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Fast X, 80 For Brady  

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Slumberland, Loving Vincent  

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Aporia, Halloween Ends  

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Rare Objects, Strange Magic  

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Sitting in Bars with Cake, Peter Pan & Wendy  

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The Retirement Plan, Dark Shadows  

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Sweet Home Alabama, State Like Sleep  

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River Wild, The Oranges  

Who's making My Father’s Dragon: Crew List

A look at the My Father’s Dragon behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Nora Twomey last directed The Breadwinner and The Secret of Kells. The film's writer Meg LeFauve last wrote Beached and Gigantic.


Nora Twomey


Meg LeFauve


Bonnie Curtis
Julie Lynn

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Production: What we know about My Father’s Dragon?

Key Facts

  1. Based on the Newbery Honored children’s novels by Ruth Stiles Gannett.

Filming Timeline

  1. 2022 - April: The film was set to Completed  status.
  2. 2021 - August: The film was set to Post-Production  status.
  3. 2018 - November: The film was set to Production  status.

My Father’s Dragon Release Date: When was the film released?

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My Father’s Dragon was a Limited release in 2022 on Friday, November 4, 2022. There were 26 other movies released on the same date, including Armageddon Time, Stutz and Causeway.

As a Limited release, My Father’s Dragon will only be shown in select movie theaters across major markets. Please check Fandango and Atom Tickets to see if the film is playing in your area.

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