Pete's Dragon Poster

Release Date: May 10th, 2002

DVD Release Date: January 16th, 2001

G|2 hr 14 min

Plot Summary
A lighthouse keeper's (Mickey Rooney) daughter (Helen Reddy) befriends a runaway orphan (Sean Marshall) and his playmate, a great green dragon.

Cast: Helen Reddy, Sean Marshall, Mickey Rooney, Jim Dale, Red Buttons, Shelley Winters, Jane Kean, Jim Backus

Director: Don Chaffey

Genres: Fantasy, Family

Production Co: Walt Disney Pictures

Distributors: Walt Disney Home Video [gb], Buena Vista Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

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  • At two hours and 14 minutes, the movie is a lot longer than it needs to be. On the other hand, Elliott (whose beeps and bomps and chomping sounds are supplied by Charlie Callas) is very sweet and emotive, and you don't often see children's musicals as ambitious as this one any more. show more

  • The film seems to be pitched at shrieking level, as if that’s the only timbre children can register. show more

  • Pete’s Dragon is an enchanting and humane fable which introduces a most lovable animal star (albeit an animated one). show more

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