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Pete’s Dragon: A Childhood Classic Gets Its Remake and a Poster

One my favorite Disney films getting a remake is nothing new to hear, but this is a movie that only the quirky, long lasted fans of Disney films will have already seen. Pete’s Dragon is a musical comedy that fused together live-action and animation in 1977 with results that hold true today (I think they do anyways). The story about an orphan boy who befriends a dragon that becomes his protector, his guide, and his friend. The cast has been announced by Disney along with this visual poster (as seen above) and you will be impressed.

Taking on the role of Grace is Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic World), Robert Redford as Grace’s father, Oona Laurence (Southpaw), and Oakes Fegley as Pete. With an impressive cast meshed with a lukewarm list of Disney remakes, I am more than curious to see the trailer that supposedly releases to the public on Sunday.

The film is co-written and directed by David Lowery who is a general newcomer to the directors chair only having directed one other film prior to this one and will make this remake environmentally relevant as it will likely bring themes of deforestation into the plot and bring central conflict through the destruction of Elliot’s home (Elliot is Pete’s Dragon).

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