‘Pete’s Dragon’ Teaser Trailer Teases the Dragon

Bryce Dallas Howard and Oakes Fegley in Pete's Dragon
Bryce Dallas Howard and Oakes Fegley in ‘Pete’s Dragon’ (Photo by Matt Klitscher © 2015 Disney Enterprises, Inc)
The first official teaser trailer for Disney’s Pete’s Dragon was unveiled during ABC’s Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60 special on February 21, 2016. The first look at the live-action film offers up the backstory about a boy raised in the woods by a dragon, with just a quick glimpse of the dragon at the trailer’s end. David Lowery co-wrote the script and directs the family-friendly movie starring Bryce Dallas Howard, Oakes Fegley, Wes Bentley, Karl Urban, Oona Laurence, and Robert Redford. Disney’s aiming for an August 12, 2016 theatrical release.

The original live-action/animated musical Pete’s Dragon was released in 1977 and featured the voices of Helen Reddy, Jim Dale, Mickey Rooney, and Shelley Winters. Directed by Don Chaffey for a budget of $10 million, Pete’s Dragon grossed $36 million in theaters.

The Plot: For years, old wood carver Mr. Meacham (Redford) has delighted local children with his tales of the fierce dragon that resides deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. To his daughter, Grace (Howard), who works as a forest ranger, these stories are little more than tall tales…until she meets Pete (Fegley). Pete is a mysterious 10-year-old with no family and no home who claims to live in the woods with a giant, green dragon named Elliott. And from Pete’s descriptions, Elliott seems remarkably similar to the dragon from Mr. Meacham’s stories. With the help of Natalie (Laurence), an 11-year-old girl whose father Jack (Bentley) owns the local lumber mill, Grace sets out to determine where Pete came from, where he belongs, and the truth about this dragon.

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