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'My Father's Dragon' trailer brings children's book to life

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Gaten Matarazzo voices Boris the Dragon in the new film "My Father's Dragon." File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | <a href="/News_Photos/lp/f9dc73c50deff8ea66f3100321a791a0/" target="_blank">License Photo</a>
Gaten Matarazzo voices Boris the Dragon in the new film "My Father's Dragon." File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Netflix is giving a glimpse of the new film My Father's Dragon.

The streaming service shared a trailer for the animated film Wednesday.

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My Father's Dragon is based on the Ruth Stiles Gannett children's book of the same name. The story follows Elmer Elevator (Jacob Tremblay), a boy who befriends Boris (Gaten Matarazzo), a baby dragon.

"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," an official description reads.

The voice cast also includes Dianne West, Rita Moreno, Chris O'Dowd, Judy Greer, Alan Cumming, Whoopi Goldberg and Ian McShane.

My Father's Dragon hails from Cartoon Saloon, a studio known for The Secret of Kells, Song of the Sea and other animated films. The new movie is directed by Cartoon Saloon co-founder Nora Twomey.

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My Father's Dragon will have its world premiere Oct. 8 at the BFI London Film Festival and start streaming Nov. 11 on Netflix.

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