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‘My Father’s Dragon’: A Timeless, Truthful Take on Facing Fears

For head of story and animation director Giovanna Ferrari, Nora Twomey’s touching animated feature film’s depiction of how turmoil can upend a child’s life, and how parents face their own doubts while trying to stay strong for their kids, strikes a very personal chord.

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Getting to the Heart of ‘My Father’s Dragon’

At the recent VIEW Conference 2022, director Nora Twomey talked to AWN about what moved her to chose Ruth Stiles Gannett’s 1948 children’s book for her new film, Cartoon Saloon’s first non-co-produced feature, a delightful 2D animated fantasy dropping on Netflix November 11.

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‘Little Nicolas’ and ‘My Father’s Dragon’ Take Top Honors at AIF 2022

The 5th annual Animation is Film featured juried competitions as well as the U.S. premiere of Henry Selick’s ‘Wendell & Wild,’ and first looks at Dreamwork Animation’s ‘Puss In Boots: The Last Wish’ and Disney’s ‘Strange World.’

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VIEW Conference 2022 Reveals In-Person Recruitment Fair

Representatives from industry-leading companies such as ILM, Framestore, Trixter, Rotomaker, Technicolor Creative Studios and Escape Studios will be on-hand to review portfolios and meet potential hires; event runs October 16-21 in Torino, Italy.

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Netflix Drops ‘My Father’s Dragon’ Trailer

Inspired by Ruth Stiles Gannett’s Newbery-honored children’s book and directed by Academy Award nominated Nora Twomey, the film tells the tale of a young boy’s adventures of discovery - ferocious beasts, a mysterious island, and the friendship of a lifetime – coming to the streamer in November.

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Henry Selick’s ‘Wendell & Wild’ to Open Animation is Film Festival

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 10:20am

AIF reveals its 2022 event lineup of world premieres, features in competition, special screenings, and panels; fest to run October 21-23 and 29 in-person in Hollywood.

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Robert Zemeckis Joins VIEW 2022 Lineup

Italy’s premiere animation event adds the famed director to its packed program of industry speakers, including ILM’s Rob Bredow, Paramount’s Ramsey Naito, and Sony Pictures Animation’s Kristine Belson; the event runs October 16-21 in Torino, Italy.

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Netflix Sets Dates for ‘Pinocchio,’ Wendell & Wild’ and Other Feature Releases

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at 8:23am

The streamer has both changed and finalized theatrical and streaming dates for its slate of animated films coming to audiences starting this October.

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VIEW Conference 2022 Reveals More Speakers

Paramount’s Ramsey Naito, Sony Pictures Animation’s Kristine Belson, and Cartoon Saloon co-founder Nora Twomey lead the ever-expanding speaker line-up at the 23rd edition of Italy’s premiere animation, VFX, games, and computer graphics conference coming October 16-21; more speaker announcements are coming soon!

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Zareh Nalbandian Talks Animal Logic’s Sale to Netflix

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 22, 2022 at 2:49pm

The animation production company’s CEO and co-founder discusses the ‘Why now?’ and ‘What’s next?’ of the streaming giant’s surprise acquisition earlier this week of the studio he started more than 30 years ago.

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Netflix Shares Slew of Sneak Peeks at Annecy 2022

Guillermo del Toro, David Fincher, Henry Selick, and more joined the streamer’s Animation Showcase to rev the crowd, discuss their upcoming animated projects, and champion the power of the medium.

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Netflix Axes More Animated Projects Amid Company Layoffs

The streamer has cancelled its plans to produce Ava DuVernay’s ‘Wings of Fire,’ as well as two children’s titles based on the works of Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, while also laying off 150 staff primarily in its U.S. operations.

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Netflix Reveals ‘My Father’s Dragon’ Cast and First Look Image

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at 8:02am

An all-star acting lineup joins Oscar-nominated director Nora Twomey’s upcoming animated feature about a young boy who runs away to rescue a young dragon.

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‘The Musician’: Celebrating Human Resilience with Cutout Animation

Expatriate Iranian director Reza Riahi and producer Eleanor Coleman discuss their expertly crafted, dialogueless stop-motion short film about a musician, blinded by Genghis Khan - while taking his girlfriend as a slave/consort - who 50 years later, is summoned to perform at the castle where she is being held.

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Call for Entries: New York International Children’s Film Festival

Celebrating 25 years, the Oscar-qualifying event aims to promote a more intelligent and diverse film culture for kids; submissions are now being accepted in shorts, features, animation, and live-action.

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Josh Gad, Matthew Rhys, and Philippa Soo to Present at 48th Virtual Annie Awards

Streaming live on April 16, the event honors overall excellence and achievement in 36 animation categories; presenters announced also include Eva Whittaker; composer Michael Giacchino; director Sergio Pablos; DreamWorks director Jill Culton; producer Nora Twomey; and the cast of the web series, ‘Critical Role.’

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Producers Guild Announces 2021 Nominations

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 8, 2021 at 11:45am

‘The Croods: A New Age,’ ‘Onward,’ ‘Over the Moon,’ ‘Soul’ and ‘Wolfwalkers’ to contend in animated movie category; ‘Bridgerton,’ ‘Mank,’ ‘The Mandalorian,’ and ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ among top producer award nominees.

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Netflix Teams with Lupita Nyong’o on New Animated Musical ‘Sulwe’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 19, 2021 at 3:10pm

Based on the Oscar-winning ‘12 Years a Slave’ actress’ #1 New York Times bestselling children’s book of the same name, the film will tell a story about colorism, self-esteem, and learning that true beauty comes from within.

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Lost Marble Acquires Moho 2D Animation Software

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 9:37am

Company founded by the software program’s original creator and Cartoon Saloon’s supervisor of Moho animation will continue developing the technology used on films like ‘Wolfwalkers’ and ‘The Breadwinner.’

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‘The Magician’s Elephant’ Animated Feature Underway at Netflix

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 10:11am

Streamer announces production has begun on film based on two-time Newberry Award winner Kate DiCamillo’s novel of the same name.

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VIEW 2020 Debuts Meet the Masters: Nora Twomey–Kris Pearn in Conversation

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 1:23pm

Leading international animation, VFX, and computer graphics conference continues its innovative virtual programming with new free industry leader talk series.

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You Might Get Bitten by New ‘Wolfwalkers’ Legendary Prologue

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 8:02am

Anything wild must be the work of the devil, and the wolves of the forest have mysterious, magical powers to heal… and turn humans into wolves with their bite, in Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart’s beautiful new animated feature, coming soon to U.S. theatres and Apple TV+.

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WATCH: Danger and Magic Abound in Official ‘Wolfwalkers’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 10:30am

A young girl confronts something mysterious and unexpected in the wolfpack she and her father are hunting down in Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart’s beautiful new animated feature, coming to U.S. theatres and Apple TV+.

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