Disney’s ‘Pete’s Dragon’ 2016: Latest TV Trailer Feature Song About Dragons And New Footage

By Samantha Finch, Parent Herald July 05, 07:18 am
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A new TV trailer has been released for Disney's upcoming 1977 remake of "Pete's Dragon." The latest clip features new footage, as well as the 10-year-old boy Pete singing a song about dragons.

What You Need To Know About 'Pete's Dragon'

Directed by David Lowery, "Pete's Dragon" tells the story of Mr. Meacham (Robert Redford), an old woodcarver who tells children stories of a mysterious dragon that resides in the heart of a forest in the Pacific Northwest. His daughter Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard) has always thought that her father's tales are pure fiction until she meets a young orphan boy named Pete (Oakes Fegley), who says he lives in the woods with a huge and friendly green dragon named Elliott.

Grace, a forest ranger, will go on a quest alongside an 11-year-old girl named Natalie (Oona Laurence) to determine Pete's origins, where the child belongs and uncover the truth about Elliott the dragon. This wouldn't be easy, however, especially because not everyone is like Grace and they would quickly assume that Elliott is a dangerous creature.

In the trailer Pete sings, "Deep in the forest, there dragons will be" as a group of men try to capture the mighty Elliott. Watch "Pete's Dragon" movie clip below.

The 1977 original "Pete's Dragon" flick was a live-action musical with 2D animated elements, Screen Rant reported. The remake, however, appears to be a fairy tale voyage with the dragon Elliot made with CGI elements. "Pete's Dragon" comes on the heels of other Disney films released this year: "Zootopia," "The Jungle Book," "Captain America: Civil War," "Alice Through the Looking Glass" and "The BFG."

Lowery Talks Fondly Of 'Pete's Dragon' Story

In an interview, Lowery talked about how he wanted Elliott the dragon to be "distinct, fairly iconic and to be remembered well," adding that he wishes for the audience to love the friendly and furry beast as much as he does. The filmmaker also discussed the magic the film presents, Indiewire reported.

According to Lowery, "being open to incomprehensible possibilities" is one of human existence's most delightful aspects. For the director, the magic of "Pete's Dragon," is that "there's a creature in the woods that obeys the laws of physics, for the most part, but has managed to avoid detection, like Big Foot or the Loch Ness monster," Indiewire added.

"Pete's Dragon" bows in theaters on August 12. The film also stars Karl Urban, Wes Bentley, Craig Hall and Isiah Whitlock Jr. The screenplay was penned by Lowery and Toby Halbrooks, SlashFilm noted.

What do you think about the remake? Are you watching it in theaters? Tell us below.

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