We’re excited to have our first look at the teaser poster for Disney’s “Pete’s Dragon,” a reimagining of the Walt Disney Studios’ much-loved family film about the adventures of a boy named Pete and his best friend Elliott, who just so happens to be a dragon.
Two things are hidden in the poster. A good look at Elliott and Pete. But they’re both there. Elliott looks furry, like was shown at the D23 Expo preview footage. The poster also confirms the forest setting as opposed to the coastal town of the original film.
There’s also a ‘motion poster,’ which is the new thing to do for movies. As you might suspect we get to see Elliott vanish:
I’m looking forward to seeing how Disney does with this remake. To be honest, I’m a bit nervous. The original Pete’s Dragon was such a cherished part of my childhood, I’m not sure it really needed to be remade. But I’m keeping an open mind. How about you?
“Pete’s Dragon,” starring Bryce Dallas Howard and Robert Redford flies into U.S. theaters on August 12, 2016.
Be sure to catch the debut of the brand new teaser trailer during “Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60” on ABC Sunday night at 8:00PM EST.
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.
“Pete’s Dragon” stars Bryce Dallas Howard (“Jurassic World”), Oakes Fegley (“This is Where I Leave You”), Wes Bentley (“The Hunger Games”), Karl Urban (“Star Trek”), Oona Laurence (“Southpaw”) and Oscar® winner Robert Redford (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier”). The film, which is directed by David Lowery (“Ain’t Them Bodies Saints”), 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. (“The Finest Hours,” “Friday Night Lights”), with Barrie M. Osborne (“The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,” “The Great Gatsby”) serving as executive producer.
Disney’s “Pete’s Dragon” opens in U.S. theaters on August 12, 2016.
I have not been too thrilled with some of these remakes….Johnny Depp in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? (way to scary for young children) The remake of Alice in Wonderland ….were all terrible….taking the childhood joy of animation away…..I loved Pete’s Dragon and shared it will my oldest child in the theatres and a VCR tape….so, I will give it a chance….and hoping that this time they get it right and don’t ruin a beautiful story and movie.