Pete's Dragon (2016 movie)

2016 film by David Lowery

Pete's Dragon is a 2016 American fantasy comedy-drama adventure movie directed by David Lowery, written by Lowery and Toby Halbrooks, and produced by James Whitaker.

The movie is a remake of the 1977 musical movie of the same name written by Malcolm Marmorstein. The movie stars Oakes Fegley, Bryce Dallas Howard, Wes Bentley, Karl Urban, Oona Laurence, and Robert Redford.[1]

The movie tells the story of an orphaned boy who befriends a dragon in the Pacific Northwest, and how their discovery by the town's local residents changed their lives

Pete's Dragon premiered on August 8, 2016 and was theatrically released by Walt Disney Pictures in the United States in 2D, Disney Digital 3-D, and RealD 3D formats on August 12, 2016.[2]

The movie received positive reviews from critics. It made $143 million worldwide against a $65 million production budget.


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  2. Lesnick, Silas (January 13, 2015). "Pete's Dragon for Set for 2016, Ghost in the Shell for 2017". Retrieved January 14, 2015.

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