Although I’ve always loved the Disney animated classics, the live action ones will forever hold a special place in my heart. The classic ones like Old Yeller, Mary Poppins, and of course, Pete’s Dragon were ones I enjoyed watching over and over again as a kid. There’s just something extra special about these movies. Seeing real people having fantastic adventures with things both real and imaginary (I’m looking at you, Elliott) kept my love of magic alive. I’m so excited Disney is releasing a reimagined Pete’s Dragon this summer. I’ve got the official trailer to show you just how awesome it’s going to be.
I got to see the Pete’s Dragon trailer on the big screen this weekend when I watched Finding Dory.
Pete’s Dragon Official Trailer
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.
In case you missed it, here’s the teaser trailer which offered our first sneak peak at Pete’s Dragon.
Pete’s Dragon Teaser Trailer
This movie looks awesome. I like that it still keeps with the base storyline, but that we’re getting a slightly different version of this classic movie. I think this is a movie both long time fans of the original as well as kids of all ages will love. I can’t wait to see this in theaters later this summer
Pete’s Dragon flies into theaters August 12, 2016.