The official behind-the-scenes art book for five-time Academy Award–nominated animation studio Cartoon Saloon’s stunning animated fantasy adventure My Father’s Dragon, inspired by the classic children’s novel.
Foreword by Bonnie Curtis and Julie Lynn
The Art of My Father’s Dragon documents the production of Cartoon Saloon’s (The Secret of Kells, Song of the Sea, The Breadwinner, Wolfwalkers) and Mockingbird Pictures’ Netflix-exclusive fantasy feature. Inspired by Ruth Stiles Gannett’s timeless children’s classic, My Father’s Dragon tells the story of Elmer—a young boy struggling to cope after a move to the city with his mother—who runs away in search of Wild Island, and a young dragon who waits to be rescued.
Through exclusive commentary and interviews with Oscar-nominated director Nora Twomey (The Breadwinner), executive producers Tomm Moore and Meg LeFauve, and the world-renowned artists and crew of Cartoon Saloon, animation fans will discover the process behind bringing the ferocious beasts and mysterious locations of Elmer’s journey to life in beautiful 2D animation. Alongside never-before-seen production art and sketches, author and acclaimed animation journalist Ramin Zahed breaks down the process of translating the story from page to screen and introduces readers to the fantastical characters of Wild Island.