A Child Lost in the Woods Takes Flight in Disney’s Magical New Trailer for Pete’s Dragon

Disney has released a magical new trailer for Pete’s Dragon, an upcoming remake of the 1977 film of the same name that is being directed by David Lowery. The trailer follows a young boy named Pete (Oakes Fegley), who was lost in the woods for six years, as he takes flight after introduces his dragon Elliot to forest ranger Grace Meacham (Bryce Dallas Howard) and her family. Pete’s Dragon is scheduled to land in theaters on August 12th, 2016.

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, who works as a forest ranger, these stories are little more than tall tales…until she meets Pete. 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 Elliot. And from Pete’s descriptions, Elliot 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.


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