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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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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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3 November 1977 (USA)  »

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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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Originally, Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn were only hired to write one song, "Candle on the Water." But the studio was so pleased with the song that they decided to make it as a musical and kept Kasha and Hirschhorn on to write the score. See more »

Goofs

When Hoagy (in disguise) clutches a dollar bill during the song "Passamaquoddy" it is of a design much too modern for the film's early 20th century setting. See more »

Quotes

Willie: [after being knocked in the mud by Elliott] Somethin' hit me!
Grover: What somethin'?
Willie: If I knowed what somethin', I wouldn't call it somethin'! I'd call it by its name!
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Candle on the Water
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Music and Lyrics by Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn
Sung by Helen Reddy
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Heartwarming fun!!!!!
25 August 2006 | by ((Near) D/FW Airport, Texas, USA) – See all my reviews

Disney's combo live action and animation fare didn't just end over at "Mary Poppins." No, no; it lived on with "Pete's Dragon" from 1977!!!!! It's a nice little film about an orphan who finds a nice, magical dragon. From that point onward, it's a grand old big adventure!!!!! Very nice, indeed!

What I like about this film: This is another one of Disney's real/hand-drawn films, and like "Mary Poppins," this movie is wonderful. Seeing this really brought a smile to my face, and that is wonderful also for anyone who watches this movie. This is great Disney fun; no bad stuff, and always 100% G-rated!!!!!

"Pete's Dragon" is a great movie for people ages 3 to 103. Don't miss it!!!!!

10/10


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