The reimagining of the Pete’s Dragon is just around the corner. Disney released three new clips from the film, opening in theaters August 12. They further solidify that this will be a radically different story than the one told in 1977 (the animation of which was helmed by Don Bluth). Here in director David Lowery’s take on the tale, Pete is a young boy living in the wild with Elliot as his only companion until he’s discovered by a small town’s forest ranger.
In the first clip, “I’m Out in Those Woods Every Day,” Robert Redford’s Mr. Meacham weaves a story of how he saw a dragon in the woods long ago.
Next, in “He Says He Wasn’t Alone,” Mr. Meacham and his daughter Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard) try to piece together Pete’s story. Could Meacham’s legendary dragon be the missing link?
Lastly, in “Is Elliot Your Imaginary Friend?”, we get a glimpse into Elliot’s character and the revised version of his personality, performed by Oakes Fegley with Oona Laurence as Natalie.
Guests visiting Walt Disney World in Florida have the opportunity to view an extended sneak peek of the film. At Disney’s Hollywood Studios inside the attraction Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream, Bryce Dallas Howard introduces quite a hefty bit of footage from the film as the conclusion to a museum-like walking tour of Walt Disney’s life.
Pete’s Dragon flies in theaters August 12.
Are you excited for this remake? What do you hope this new take on Pete’s Dragon will bring?
Blake is a scriptwriter at Elevation Church, where he develops documentary shorts and creative elements as part of the film team. He graduated Appalachian State University studying Electronic Media Production and is an alumni of the Disney College Program. Blake’s favorite films are Mary Poppins, The Lion King, and Toy Story 3. You can find him on Twitter (@blake_242) and visit his blog at blakeonline.com.