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Pete's Dragon (2016)

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The adventures of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just so happens to be a dragon.

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Sheriff Gene Dentler
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The adventures of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just so happens to be a dragon.

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Rated PG for action, peril and brief language | See all certifications »

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$65,000,000 (estimated)

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$21,514,095 (USA) (12 August 2016)

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$45,453,885 (USA) (23 August 2016)
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Despite the fact that this a remake of the original 1977 film, director David Lowery described his version of Pete's Dragon is to be more of a "re-invention", rather than a straight-up remake. His ambition for the film was to distinguish itself from the 1977 film as much as possible and also that he wanted to reinvent the "the core story of a venerable Disney family film". Lowery even watched the following films: The Black Stallion (1979), The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (2013), My Neighbor Totoro (1988), Spirited Away (2001), and The Witch (2015), for artistic and visual inspiration. See more »

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Grace tells Pete she was about his age (maybe 10 or 11?) when her mother died. Later in the film, when she asks her father about a picture she drew, he said she drew it when she was six, about a year before her mother died. See more »

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Grace: I know the forest like the back of my hand. I wouldn't have missed a dragon.
Meacham: You missed Pete.
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Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 9 April 2016 (2016) See more »

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Performed by: Lindsey Stirling (featuring: Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness)
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Would you like cheese with you dragon sir?
17 August 2016 | by (Glasgow) – See all my reviews

OK, so I know this film is aimed at the younger audience but does it really have to be so cheesy and clichéd? From the get go I realized that it was going to be only for the younger audience and us older folk would just have to grin and bear it. There were numerous times throughout where I felt the hairs stand up on back of my neck and my cringe meter when full throttle. I.e Pete howling like a wolf and when some non important character states "Let's go catch a dragon" I'd like to say the kids will enjoy it but there were two sitting in front of me that were clearly getting bored after 45mins. Average film with average acting


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