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Pete's Dragon (2016)

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The adventures of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just so happens to be a dragon.

Director:

David Lowery

Writers:

David Lowery (screenplay by), Toby Halbrooks (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
3 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bryce Dallas Howard ... Grace
Robert Redford ... Meacham
Oakes Fegley ... Pete
Oona Laurence ... Natalie
Wes Bentley ... Jack
Karl Urban ... Gavin
Isiah Whitlock Jr. ... Sheriff Gene Dentler (as Isiah Whitlock)
Marcus Henderson ... Woodrow
Aaron Jackson ... Abner
Phil Grieve ... Bobby
Steve Barr ... Deputy Smalls
Keagan Carr Fransch Keagan Carr Fransch ... Doctor Marquez
Jade Valour Jade Valour ... Nurse Merriwether
Augustine Frizzell ... Mrs. Swanberg
Francis Biggs Francis Biggs ... Mr. Swanberg
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Storyline

Pete, a boy, is found in a forest. Apparently he's been living there for six years after an accident took the lives of his parents. A ranger named Grace decides to take him in and when she asks him how he survived all by himself, he says he had a friend, Elliot, with him. He draws a picture of Elliot and it's a picture of a dragon. Grace takes the picture to her father who claims that years ago, he encountered a dragon in the forest. Grace takes Pete back to the forest and he shows them where he lives and Elliot. A man sees Elliot and when he tells about his experience and is not believed, he sets out to prove it by capturing the dragon. Written by anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Some secrets are too big to keep.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action, peril and brief language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 August 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pete's Dragon See more »

Filming Locations:

New Zealand See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,514,095, 14 August 2016

Gross USA:

$76,233,151

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$143,695,338
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Walt Disney Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS (DTS: X)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Director David Lowery described his version of Pete's Dragon is to be more of a "re-invention", rather than a straight-up remake of Pete's Dragon (1977). His ambition for the film was to distinguish itself from the 1977 film as much as possible and also that he wanted to reinvent the "the core story of a venerable Disney family film". Lowery even watched the following films: The Black Stallion (1979), The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (2013), My Neighbor Totoro (1988), Spirited Away (2001), and The Witch (2015), for artistic and visual inspiration. See more »

Goofs

Karl Urban's New Zealand accent leaks through when Gavin remarks that Elliot's tracks are "less than a day old." See more »

Quotes

Grace: I know those woods. I know those woods like the back of my hand. I couldn't have missed a dragon.
Meacham: Well, you missed Pete.
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Connections

Featured in Honest Trailers: The Jungle Book (2016) (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

It's A Good Day
Written by Dave Barbour (as David M. Barbour) and Peggy Lee
Performed by Peggy Lee
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Magical
20 December 2016 | by peterlewysprestonSee all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed 'Pete's Dragon' because it made me remember that there is magic if you dare to believe!

To be fair, there were a few things that were not too great (like some of the actors), but for some reason I could see beyond that. Thanks to the beautiful story itself, the magnificent cinematography, the lifelike CGI animation of Elliot (the dragon) and the superb acting of Oakes Fegley as Pete.

David Lowery did a good job directing the movie, and casting Robert Redford as Meacham was a smart choice.

I can only recommend this movie - and not only to families and kids, but to everybody who's open to fairy tales and magic.


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