The early buzz surrounding Disney’s re-imagining of Pete’s Dragon has been extremely positive. The very definite move into live action tellings of their animated classics has been helped by some huge leaps in CG technology as well as an evident high watermark for their storytelling.
It’s fair to say that Pete’s Dragon is well-loved, if not often the first to leap up from Disney’s catalogue. The 1977 animation has been brought up to date under David Lowery’s hand.
Oakes Fegley is our Pete, and Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford and Karl Urban are along for the ride.
Check out the new trailer below,
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
Check out the latest poster and some images from the movie below.