MY FATHER’S DRAGON – Review by Valerie Kalfrin

Based on the 1948 children’s book by Ruth Stiles Gannett and lovingly hand-drawn from a child’s perspective, the animated film My Father’s Dragon hits the sweet spot, offering young viewers a whimsical adventure amid a coming-of-age tale. It’s gentle and charming, with characters who behave in unexpected ways. Airing on Netflix, it assembles an impressive creative team, from director Nora Twomey and screenwriter Meg LeFauve to the voice cast, including Rita Moreno , Jacob Tremblay and Gaten Matarazzo.

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WOLFWALKERS – Review by Brandy McDonnell

Set in 1650, “Wolfwalkers” takes place in in the county of Kilkenny in a walled Irish city under oppressive English rule in the midst of the wilderness. Newcomer and English lass Robyn Goodfellowe (voice of Honor Kneafsey) longs to leave behind kitchen duty and join her father, Bill Goodfellowe (Sean Bean), on his daily duties as the town’s designated wolf hunter.

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