Pete's DragonDirector: Don Chaffey
Based on a story by Hollywood old-timers Seton I. Miller and S. S. Field, Pete's Dragon divides its time between its flesh-and-blood characters and an animated green dragon. Pete (Sean Marshall), a lonely orphan boy in turn-of-the-century Maine, runs away from his abusive foster family. He stumbles upon a lovable dragon named Elliot, and the two become/i>… See more details below
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Based on a story by Hollywood old-timers Seton I. Miller and S. S. Field, Pete's Dragon divides its time between its flesh-and-blood characters and an animated green dragon. Pete (Sean Marshall), a lonely orphan boy in turn-of-the-century Maine, runs away from his abusive foster family. He stumbles upon a lovable dragon named Elliot, and the two become inseparable companions. Elliot is visible only to Pete, leading the townsfolk to assume that the boy is a trifle tetched. Pete finally finds happiness with his "new" family, lighthouse-keeper Lampie (Mickey Rooney) and his daughter Nora (Helen Reddy, who sings and sings). British comic actor Jim Dale co-stars as the wacky dentist Dr. Terminus.
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- Walt Disney Video
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- [Wide Screen]
- [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
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Cast & Crew
|Jim Dale||Dr. Terminus|
|Shelley Winters||Lena Gogan|
|Jim Backus||The Mayor|
|Jane Kean||Miss Taylor|
|Al Checco||Fisherman #1|
|Henry Slate||Fisherman #2|
|Robert Easton||Store Proprietor|
|Roger Price||Man with Visor|
|Robert Foulk||Old Sea Captain|
|Ben Wrigley||Egg Man|
|Joe E. Ross||Cement Man|
|Gordon D. Brenner||Editor|
|Art Cruickshank||Special Effects|
|Lucien M. Hafley||Set Decoration/Design|
|Joel Hirschhorn||Score Composer|
|Irwin Kostal||Score Composer,Musical Arrangement,Musical Direction/Supervision|
|Danny Lee||Special Effects|
|Eustace Lycett||Special Effects|
|Louis Mann||Production Designer|
|John Mansbridge||Art Director|
|Seton Miller||Original Story|
|John M. Poer||Asst. Director|
|Jack Martin Smith||Art Director|
|Bill Thomas||Costumes/Costume Designer|
1. Opening Credits / On the Run
2. The Gogan Gang
3. A New Day
4. Welcome to Passamaquoddy
5. Lampie Meets Elliott
6. A Little Bit Scared
7. A New Friend
8. A Plain, Ordinary Dragon / "It's Not Easy
9. Dr. Terminus
10. Being Realistic
11. Uninvited Guests
12. The New Student
13. A Rough First Day
14. A Devious Plan
15. The Doctor Makes a House Call
16. Finally Home
17. The Gogans Come to Town
18. To Catch a Dragon
19. Setting the Trap
20. Tricking Elliott
21. Elliott to the Rescue
22. Let There be Light
23. Happy Endings
24. Saying Goodbye
Disney Fast Play
Brazzle Dazzle Effects: Behind Disney's Movie Magic
Deleted Storyboard Sequence: "Terminus & Hoagy Hunt Elliot"
Original Song Concept: "Boo Bop Bopbop Bop (I Love You, Too)"
Original Demo Recordings
"Brazzle Dazzle Day" (Alternate Song)
"Every Little Piece" (Alternate Melody)
"The Greatest Star of All" (Deleted Song for Deleted Characters)
"It's Not Easy"
"Brazzle Dazzle Day"
"There's Room for Everyone"
"Candle on the Water"
"Where's Elliott?" The Disappearing Dragon Game
Pete's Dragon Art Galleries
Behind the Scenes
About Pete's Dragon
Disney Family Album (Excerpt)
The Plausible Impossible (Excerpt)
English For the Hearing Impaired
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This is a great dvd if you are a kid or a kid at heart. Very heart warming and the songs and effects were outstanding for the time. Disney does a great job with their bonus features too so the kids will have a blast!
I remember when I was young watching this movie.. Such a neat idea back then to mix cartoon with real people. I loved watching it then and I love it even more now.. I watch it with my two young nephews. A great classic all should see :"
I never saw this as a kid, but watched it recently...I had always heard it was a letdown, or second rate. That isn't fair. True, it doesn't have the wit, pace, or taste of MARY POPPINS, but on its own terms it has much to recommend....the animated dragon is the thing, and it works....you root for him and laugh with him. The human cast is fine....Best of the bunch is Jim Dale, who outdoes himself as the villain....The only true oddity here is the leading lady. Helen Reddy, known for singing rather than acting, seems less than "brazzledazzle" when reading her lines. If you've never seen PETE, or it has been awhile since you have....take another peak.
It was a favorite for my children 20 years ago an now a favorite for my grandchildren. Disney always hits the spot.
I loved this music and dance packed film. The best balance of fun for children, adults and families of all ages. The all-star cast cannot be beaten! A modern day classic with a message promoting "differences" and "diversity" in the most non-preaching and highly entertaining fashion possible. A masterpiece. The dragon is so cute and funny! You will laugh, cry and sing-a-long. Pete's dragon reminds of the movie "ET", but with the great, strong, gutsy and pleasing voice of the lovable Ms. Helen Reddy.
My older daughter loved this movie when she was in preschool. Even though there is some drinking by characters, the rest of the movie is worthwhile. Wonderful musical score and dance scenes. Anne Murray and Andy Rooney are wonderful! What child can resist the combination of cartoon dragon and real people? I bought this copy for my grandson Elliot and expect him to thoroughly enjoy it!