1977’s PETE’S DRAGON is one of my wife’s favorite films, so when it comes to David Lowery’s live-action reimagining, she’s been apprehensive as the release date has approached. Now that the film is in theaters, we’ll be able to check it out this week and see how it compares against the original, which I’ve long-felt was ripe for a remake. Since it’s release date, my friends at Disney have served-up an assortment of Free Printables from PETE’S DRAGON, including an Educational Activity Packet created alongside the team at Disneynature. Get all of them right here, then check out the latest clips from the film below… along with a special How-to video starring Bryce Dallas Howard, who is probably less-known for her baking skills when compared to her acting chops.
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 Lowery, 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.
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