Search form

Disney Unveils First Full-Length Trailer for ‘Pete’s Dragon’

New trailer for Disney’s reimagining of a cherished family film introduces Elliot, a fierce and loyal friend with a 30-foot wingspan who loves the outdoors.

Here is the first official full-length trailer and a new poster for Pete’s Dragon, a reimagining of Disney’s cherished family film following the adventures of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliott, who just so happens to be a dragon.

The new trailer introduces Elliot, a fierce and loyal friend with a 30-foot wingspan who loves the outdoors. We also meet Robert Redford’s Mr. Meacham, a rusty old wood carver, and his daughter Grace, played by Bryce Dallas Howard:

Directed by David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints), and written by Lowery & Toby Halbrooks based on a story by Seton I. Miller and S.S. Field Pete’s Dragon is produced by Jim Whitaker and alongside Redford and Howard (Jurassic World), stars Oakes Fegley (This is Where I Leave You), Wes Bentley (The Hunger Games), Karl Urban (Star Trek) and Oona Laurence (Southpaw). Barrie M. Osborne (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Great Gatsby) is serving as executive producer.

Here’s the official synopsis:

For years, old wood carver Mr. Meacham (Robert 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 (Bryce Dallas Howard), who works as a forest ranger, these stories are little more than tall tales…until she meets Pete (Oakes 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 (Oona Laurence), an 11-year-old girl whose father Jack (Wes Bentley) owns the local lumber mill, Grace sets out to determine where Pete came from, where he belongs, and the truth about this dragon.

Disney’s Pete’s Dragon flies into U.S. theaters on August 12, 2016.

Source: The Walt Disney Studios

Jennifer Wolfe's picture

Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.