Can you believe summer is almost over? We’ve done a lot this summer, from camps to pool time, and yes, lots and lots of movies. Hitting up the theater over the summer is one of my favorite things to do with the kiddo because we get air conditioning, popcorn, and close to 2 hours of entertainment. We’ve gone to see most of the great 2016 movies geared towards kids, but I’m most excited to wrap up our summer movie viewings with Pete’s Dragon.
Cast: Bryce Dallas Howard, Oakes Fegley, Wes Bentley, Karl Urban, Oona Laurence and Robert Redford
Director: David Lowery
Screenplay by: David Lowery & Toby Halbrooks
Based on a story by: Seton I. Miller and S.S. Field
Producer: Jim Whitaker
Executive Producer: Barrie M. Osborne
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.
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 Official Trailer
To help get you and your kids ready and excited to see the movie, I’ve got some great Pete’s Dragon coloring sheets and fun activities to share with you. These are sure to keep your little ones busy on a hot summer afternoon and they’ll have a great time, too.
This movie looks fantastic! I remember watching the original as a kid and this is the perfect movie to end our summer with before school begins. Pete’s Dragon flies into theaters everywhere on August 12.