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Original-Cut Pete's Dragon Arrives On VHS & DVD

Disney is releasing for the first time PETE'S DRAGON in its original theatrical 135-minute cut. Hitting stores on January 16, 2001, the VHS and DVD will have a restored and remastered video and audio track. The film was nominated for two Academy Awards for Best Original Song Score and Best Song for "Candle On The Water." The story follows lighthouse keeper Lampie (Mickey Rooney) and Nora (Helen Reddy) as they try to save Pete (Sean Marshall) and his pet dragon Elliot from his cruel foster mother Mrs. Gogan (Shelley Winters) and the scheming quack, Dr. Terminus (Jim Dale). As a special feature, both the DVD and VHS will contain the animated Donald Duck short "Lighthouse Keeping." This is the first time the 1946 short will be available on DVD or video. The DVD will also contain: "Man, Monsters and Mysteries," a 26-minute light-hearted featurette about the Loch Ness monster; theatrical trailers; TV spots; a showcase of Disney artist Ken Anderson; "Where's Elliot?" Disappearing Dragon Game; concept art; behind-the-scenes photo gallery; and publicity and production stills. PETE'S DRAGON will retail for US$22.99 on VHS and $29.99 on DVD.

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