A first look @ Disney’s Pete’s Dragon #PetesDragon

A reimagining of Disney’s cherished family film, “Pete’s Dragon” is the adventure of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliott, who just so happens to be a dragon.


Pete’s Dragon” stars Bryce Dallas Howard (“Jurassic World”), Oakes Fegley (“This is Where I Leave You”), Wes Bentley (“The Hunger Games”), Karl Urban (“Star Trek”), Oona Laurence (“Southpaw”) and Oscar® winner Robert Redford (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier”). The film, which is directed by David Lowery (“Ain’t Them Bodies Saints”), is written by Lowery & Toby Halbrooks based on a story by Seton I. Miller and S.S. Field and produced by Jim Whitaker, p.g.a. (“The Finest Hours,” “Friday Night Lights”), with Barrie M. Osborne (“The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,” “The Great Gatsby”) serving as executive producer.

For years, old wood carver Mr. Meacham (Robert Redford) has delighted local children with his tales of the fierce dragon that resides deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. To his daughter, Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard), who works as a forest ranger, these stories are little more than tall tales…until she meets Pete (Oakes Fegley). Pete is a mysterious 10-year-old with no family and no home who claims to live in the woods with a giant, green dragon named Elliott. And from Pete’s descriptions, Elliott seems remarkably similar to the dragon from Mr. Meacham’s stories. With the help of Natalie (Oona Laurence), an 11-year-old girl whose father Jack (Wes Bentley) owns the local lumber mill, Grace sets out to determine where Pete came from, where he belongs, and the truth about this dragon.

“Pete’s Dragon” opens in U.S. theaters on August 12, 2016.

I might be dating myself a little bit here, BUT I absolutely LOVED Pete and his dragon when I was young. I loved the movie, and the soundtrack and knew every word of every song on it. So, I’m pretty excited to see this story coming to the big screen.

How about you? Will you be seeing Pete’s Dragon in theaters?

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  1. shelly peterson says:

    I am excited for this. I loved Pete’s Dragon as a kid. My grandsons will love this.

  2. Karen Glatt says:

    What a really interesting movie to see in the theater. I want to see it and I like that it is based in the Pacific Northwest where I live!

  3. Cynthia R says:

    I’m not familiar at all with the story of Pet’s dragon or the original, would be fun to get to know the story with the remake.

  4. Allyson Becker says:

    I loved the Disney cartoon Pete’s Dragon. I absolutely love these remakes and I am so excited to see this movie.

  5. Hannah C says:

    This looks like it will be a great movie. I’m looking forward to seeing it.