If "Jungle Book," "Tarzan," "The BFG," "The Good Dinosaur," and "How to Train Your Dragon" got together to film a movie, it might look a bit like Disney's first trailer for "Pete's Dragon."
The new teaser debuted last night during ABC's "The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60." It's a "re-imagining" of Disney's 1977 live-action/animated musical family film about an orphaned boy named Pete and the dragon named Elliott who protects him ... although usually no one else can see Elliott.
This trailer has a rather dark tone, with Bryce Dallas Howard's character Grace asking her father (played by Robert Redford) if he "heard about the boy" who is apparently new in town but lived out in the forest for six years. Redford says there's no way he could've survived out there alone, and Bryce's character notes that the boy says he was NOT alone.
That's pretty much all we get, for now, aside from shots of young Oakes Fegley as Pete in the forest, and one little glimpse of Ellliott.
Here's the first trailer:
Here's the new movie's 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.
"Pete's Dragon" will be released August 12th, 2016.
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