First Trailer: Disney’s “Pete’s Dragon”

Walt Disney Pictures has debuted the first trailer for it upcoming reimagining of its 1977 family classic “Pete’s Dragon”. Blendling live action and CG, the story follows the special bond between an orphaned boy named Pete (Oakes Fegley) and his best friend Elliott – a dragon only he can see.

Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford, Wes Bentley, Karl Urban, and Oona Laurence star in the film which is directed by David Lowery (“Ain’t Them Bodies Saints”) from a script by Lowery and Toby Halbrooks. The film is currently targeting an August 12th release.

This is also one of three films centering on a young boy and his CG animated creature friend (or friends) that Disney has on the way this year – the others being Jon Favreau’s “The Jungle Book” in April and Steven Spielberg’s “The BFG” in July.