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For years, old Mr. Meacham has delighted local children with tales of the fierce dragon that resides deep in the Pacific Northwest woods. To his daughter Grace, a forest ranger, the stories are little more than tall tales…until she meets Pete, a mysterious 10-year-old with no family or home, who claims to live in the woods with a giant green dragon named Elliot. With the help of 11-year-old Natalie, whose father owns the local lumber mill, Grace sets out to learn where Pete came from, where he belongs, and the truth about this dragon.
Bryce Howard, Oakes Fegley, Wes Bentley, Karl Urban, Oona Laurence, Isiah Whitlock, Robert Redford, Marcus Henderson, Aaron Jackson, Phil Grieve, Steve Barr, Keagan Fransch, Jade Valour, Augustine Frizzell, Francis Biggs, Jasper Putt, Esmee Myers, Gareth Reeves, Levi Alexander, Jim McLarty, Brandie Stephens, Josephine Stephens, Tai MacKenzie, Ian Harcourt, Mia Thomas, Ruby Acevedo, Oliver Neil, James Allcock, Annabelle-Malaika Suess, Olly Presling, Jenesis Au-Yeung, Daria Ponomaryova, Bukhosi Ngwenya, William Rawbone, Fraser McLeod, Richard Falkner, Jason Fitch, David Muzzerall, Geoff Naylor, Toby Halbrooks, Jade Healy, John Kassir
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Critics Consensus: Pete's Dragon continues Disney's current live-action winning streak with an update that gives the original a visual overhaul without overwhelming its sweet, soulful charm.
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Wonderful remake of Disney classic has peril, sad moments.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Pete's Dragon is a delightful remake of Disney's 1977 live-action/animated classic. It's a throwback to Disney movies of the past: wholesome, sweet, fun, and exciting. That said, the "exciting" part includes plenty of peril and danger, as well as some sad moments. Pete is 5 when he's in a terrible car accident that leaves him orphaned and abandoned in the woods, which could definitely upset younger or more sensitive kids. But sweet, furry dragon Elliot takes care of Pete for several years -- until loggers threaten the wilderness and their home. Expect some tense, chases and disturbing scenes when hunters go after Elliot (a gun is pointed at him in one scene) and it appears he's dead. There are also a couple of mildly crude jokes. Mostly, though, this is a sweet film about love, friendship, finding family in unexpected places, appreciating nature, and opening yourself up to believing in magic. It also has clear themes of courage, empathy, and perseverance.
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- Genre:Family, Fantasy, Drama
- Release Date:August 12, 2016
- Languages:English, Spanish
- Captions:English, Spanish
- Audio Format:5.1
- Screen Pass Eligible:No
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