See the New Pete’s Dragon TV Spot!

Posted by at 9:13 am on July 5, 2016

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Walt Disney Pictures has just debuted a new Pete’s Dragon TV spot and you can check out in the player below via Moviefone! The film is a reimagining of the studios’ 1977 classic with director David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints) at the helm.

Pete’s Dragon blends live-action and CGI to tell the story of the special bond between an orphaned boy, Pete, and his best friend, Elliott, who just happens to be a dragon. Bryce Dallas Howard (The Help) plays Grace, a park ranger who discovers the existence of Elliott and 10-year-old Pete (Oakes Fegley, This is Where I Leave You). Wes Bentley (The Hunger Games) plays Jack, a local mill owner; New Zealand native Karl Urban (Star Trek Into Darkness) plays Jack’s brother, Gavin; Oona Laurence plays Natalie, the young girl who befriends Pete; and Oscar-winner Robert Redford (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, All the President’s Men) stars as Grace’s father.

The new Pete’s Dragon is produced by Jim Whitaker, with Barrie Osborne serving as executive producer. The screenplay is by Lowery and Toby Halbrooks. WETA Digital, the visual effects company founded by filmmaker Peter Jackson based in New Zealand, will utilize the latest in digital effects to bring the dragon, Elliott, to life.

Look for Pete’s Dragon to hit theaters domestically Friday, August 12.

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