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Pete's Dragon (1977)

G  |   |  Adventure, Family, Fantasy  |  3 November 1977 (USA)
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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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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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Brazzle Dazzle Brilliance! 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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An early draft of the script had a character named Ferdinand, a showman who wanted to exploit Elliott and take him on tour. He even had a song called "The Greatest Star of All," which was cut when the character was dropped from the film. See more »

Goofs

When Pete is riding the invisible Elliot in the opening scenes through the forest, the wires holding him up are visible. See more »

Quotes

Lena Gogan: That boy is our legal property, same as the family cow.
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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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Fun, bubblegum for the brain.
20 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If I were to first see this movie as an adult, I would probably scoff at it and return to "more important" things like ipods. However, I have been watching this movie since I was about five years old, and I have always loved it. Maybe my reason for loving it is because it brings back memories of my wonderful childhood, or maybe it's because the catchy melodies continue to get stuck in my head. This is a Disney movie from the 70's. It doesn't have to be Godfather II material. It's sad that the animation of the movie doesn't even compare to the computer animation of today, but don't let that get in the way of this story. It's just fun, bubblegum for the brain. This will always be one of my favorite Disney movies, and I will continue to watch it. I recommend that you do the same.


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