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Pete’s Dragon featurette puts funny spin on film production


Behind The Wings is new featurette and a humorous take on having a giant hairy green dragon on the set of Disney’s Pete’s Dragon. The featurette features Bryce Dallas Howard describing what it’s like working with Elliot and various members of the production chip in with their two cents.

The result is good for a few guffaws.

We just saw the extended 10-minute real preview of Pete’s Dragon at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. There’s definitely a lot to look forward to in this re-imagining of the story. However, if you want to avoid major spoilers, I suggest you skip this preview. It gives away just a bit too much.

About the film

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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