Trailer for ‘Pete’s Dragon’ Brings Back the Old Whimsical Tone

Disney has released the full trailer for their live action remake (another one?) of their much cherished family film Pete’s Dragon. The film tells the adventure of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliott, who just so happens to be a dragon.

The trailer employs the much whimsical tone associated with the Mouse House and honestly, the film looks very promising. However the only thing that I have gripes with would be the final look of the dragon which is, in all intents and purposes similar to the animated original but it maybe say, a bit too cute for the times.

Check out the latest trailer for the film below:

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The film is directed by David Lowery and stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Oakes Fegley, Robert Redford, Karl Urban, and Wes Bentley.

Pete’s Dragon opens in theaters on August 12, 2016.

Read the official plot synopsis 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. “Pete’s Dragon” stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Oakes Fegley, Wes Bentley, Karl Urban, Oona Laurence and Oscar® winner Robert Redford. The film, which is directed by David Lower, is written by Lowery & Toby Halbrooks based on a story by Seton I. Miller and S.S. Field and produced by Jim Whitaker, p.g.a., with Barrie M. Osborne serving as executive producer.

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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Kenneth Sequeira

A self confessed Nolanite, Batfan and a young cinephile.