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Pete's Dragon

G In Theaters 05/10/2002 , 134min.
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Plot & Details

Based on a story by Hollywood old-timers Seton I. Miller and S. S. Field, Pete's Dragon divides its time between its flesh-and-blood characters and an animated green dragon. Pete (Sean Marshall), a lonely orphan boy in turn-of-the-century Maine, runs away from his abusive foster family. He stumbles upon a lovable dragon named Elliot, and the two become inseparable companions. Elliot is visible only to Pete, leading the townsfolk to assume that the boy is a trifle tetched. Pete finally finds happiness with his "new" family, lighthouse-keeper Lampie (Mickey Rooney) and his daughter Nora (Helen Reddy, who sings and sings). British comic actor Jim Dale co-stars as the wacky dentist Dr. Terminus.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1977 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Adaptation Score Irwin Kostal Nominated
1977 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Song Joel Hirschhorn Nominated
1977 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Adaptation Score Al Kasha Nominated
1977 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Song Al Kasha Nominated
1977 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Adaptation Score Joel Hirschhorn Nominated

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1977 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Original Score Joel Hirschhorn Nominated

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