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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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Storyline

Pete, a boy is found in a forest. Apparently he's been living there for six years after an accident took his parents. A ranger named Grace decides to take him in and when she asks him how he survived all by himself, he says he had a friend, Elliot, with him. He draws a picture of Elliot and it's a picture of a dragon. Grace takes the picture to her father who claims that years ago, he encountered a dragon in the forest. Grace takes Pete back to the forest and he shows them where he lives and Elliot. A man saw Elliot and when he tells about his experience and is not believed, he sets out to prove it by capturing the dragon. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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

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Also Known As:

Mi amigo el dragón  »

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Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$76,204,454 (USA) (2 December 2016)
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Director David Lowery described his version of Pete's Dragon is to be more of a "re-invention", rather than a straight-up remake of Pete's Dragon (1977). 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), Yume to kyôki no ôkoku (2013), My Neighbor Totoro (1988), Spirited Away (2001), and The VVitch: A New-England Folktale (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: [from trailer] You don't have to run anymore, Pete. You can stay with us.
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Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 12 August 2016 (2016) See more »

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Nobody Knows
Written by Toby Halbrooks and Andrew Tinker
Produced by Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites
Performed by The Lumineers
Courtesy of Dualtone Records/Decca Records
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Magical
20 December 2016 | by See all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed 'Pete's Dragon' because it made me remember that there is magic if you dare to believe!

To be fair, there were a few things that were not too great (like some of the actors), but for some reason I could see beyond that. Thanks to the beautiful story itself, the magnificent cinematography, the lifelike CGI animation of Elliot (the dragon) and the superb acting of Oakes Fegley as Pete.

David Lowery did a good job directing the movie, and casting Robert Redford as Meacham was a smart choice.

I can only recommend this movie - and not only to families and kids, but to everybody who's open to fairy tales and magic.


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