I grew up in the era of Pete’s Dragon. As a little girl, I used to lay in the floor with a big bowl of popcorn awaiting my favorite Disney movie to come on television. Everything in the world stopped on the night that Elliott and Pete took the stage. I dreamed of having a dragon like Elliott. Didn’t you?
Now, Disney has a new re-imagining of this long lost classic — and I cannot wait for it to hit the theaters in August. I watched the newest teaser trailer recently, and the hair stood up on the back of my neck!
Yes — I am that excited 🙂
Teaser Trailer for Pete’s Dragon
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. Disney’s “Pete’s Dragon” opens in U.S. theaters on August 12, 2016.
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PETE’S DRAGON flies into theaters everywhere on August 12th!