Cartoon Network has been branching outside of their namesake for months now with all-new original live action programming from things like Tower Prep to the series of live action Ben 10 films. Now, they’re finding the happy medium with their first ever full-length CG film, titled Firebreather.
The premise is about a boy coming into his own after learning that he is the offspring of a human mother and a dragon father (awkward!). Here’s the breakdown from Cartoon Network.
Cartoon Network’s first-ever CGI original movie event, Firebreather, premieres on Wednesday, November 24 at 7 p.m. (ET/PT). Directed by Peter Chung (Aeon Flux) and based on the comic book series by Phil Hester and Andy Kuhn, Firebreather delivers fierce action in the clash of two worlds where monsters roam the Earth and past secrets are exposed. At the center of it all, a teenage boy named Duncan struggles to find his place as half-Kaiju and half-human.
It’s not easy being a teen like Duncan. His mom wants him to pay more attention to his homework, while his dad – a 120-foot, fire-breathing Kaiju from the depths of the earth – wants him to follow in his monstrous footsteps. Duncan faces trials by fire from two worlds — in one, overcoming his father’s challenges to prepare for the Kaiju throne; in the other, coping with life in a new high school. Ultimately, Firebreather is a story of a boy choosing between two different paths put before him by his parents. Through it all, only Duncan can determine his own future.
The script comes from Jim Krieg, who also penned Ben 10: Alien Swarm for the netowrk, and directed by Aeon Flux’s Peter Chung. The cast also isn’t much to scoff at, with voice actors like Dana Delaney and Kevin Michael Richardson leading the charge.
Be sure to catch the world premiere on Cartoon Network coming up on Wednesday, November 24th, and keep it here for more as we lead up to the premiere.