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Pete's Dragon (1977)

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An orphan boy and his magical dragon come to town with his abusive adoptive parents in pursuit.

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Lena Gogan
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Miss Taylor
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Elliott (voice)
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In New England in the early 20th century, Pete is a nine-year-old orphan escaping from his brutal adoptive parents, the Gogans, with his only friend, a cartoon dragon named Elliott. They successfully escape to Passamaquoddy, Maine, and live with Nora, a lighthouse keeper, and her father, Lampie. Elliott is sought for medicinal purposes by the corrupt Dr. Terminus. Written by Matthew Anscher <ansch002@acpub.duke.edu>

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His name is Elliott. He's 20 feet high, 40 feet long. He can become invisible at the drop of a hat, or spew red hot flames. In fact, there's only one way to bring this awesome beast under control... rub his tummy. See more »


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3 November 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pete y Elliot el Dragon  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The first Disney film to be released as a part of the Fotomat deal Disney started in 1979 to license films to video. This hit rental stores in March 1980. See more »

Goofs

During the song "Every Little Piece", Doc Terminus sings "Crowns!", then Hoagy sings "Sous!" The subtitles say Hoagy's line as "shoes". This is obviously incorrect, singing they are singing about money and sous is an old French coin or a small amount of money. See more »

Quotes

Nora: Well, if there's enough room for a chowder-head like you, then there's *more* than enough room for a dragon.
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Referenced in Once Upon a Mouse (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Finale: I Saw a Dragon / Brazzle Dazzle Day
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Music and Lyrics by Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn
Sung by Helen Reddy, Sean Marshall, Mickey Rooney, and Company
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14 June 2012 | by (Atlanta) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best musicals of all time, right up there with The Sound of Music. Yes, I have a lot of nostalgia as I had this on Betamax growing up and wore it out... but now I'm watching it with my own kids and they love it just like I did. This movie holds up and translates well to all generations.

The songs are fantastic, but my least favorite is the one it may be most known for (Candle on the water). Lampie... Doc Terminus... they're all just really, really good performances of well written songs.

It has everything a musical needs. Great acting, great singing, great choreography, great story, and a lot of heart. The live action/animation is really good for the time, so there's no reason to get hung up on that. Plus Elliot is awesome.

I honestly can't understand how this is under 9 stars.


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