The magic and wonder of the classic children’s tale Pete’s Dragon is being brought to life once more, and a spectacular new trailer has just been released revealing director David Lowery’s fantastic imagination.
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.
The new trailer offers a better look at wild child Pete, played by newcomer Oakes Fegley, as well as Pete’s mystical friend Elliot, who just happens to be a gigantic green dragon. The genius animators at Disney have captured the true character of Elliot, complete with his classic tricks.
The supporting cast is also in top form thanks to the addition of Bryce Dallas Howard as intrepid and kind-hearted forest ranger Grace Meachum, while the legendary Robert Redford is sure to bring plenty of mystery as her mischievous father Mr. Meachum.
Pete’s Dragon will prove to be solid entertainment for the whole family, and will introduce a brand new generation to this classic tale when it is released in cinemas on August 12 in the US and UK, and on September 15 in New Zealand and Australia.