Friday, August 12, 2016

The 5 W's of Disney's Pete's Dragon

WHAT is this film about? 

Mr. Meacham, a woodcarver, delights local children with stories of a mysterious dragon that lives deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. His daughter Grace believes these are just tall tales, until she meets Pete, a 10-year-old orphan who says he lives in the woods with a giant, friendly dragon. With help from a young girl named Natalie, Grace sets out to investigate if this fantastic claim can be true. - Google

WHO is cast in this film?

Oakes Fegley, an actor since 2011, will be playing Pete. He looks pretty similar to the original Pete from the original film. Oona Laurence, who has also been acting since 2011, will be playing Natalie. Laurence has been in Celebrity Ghost StoriesOrange is the New Black, and Bad Moms. Robert Redford will be playing Mr. Meacham. Redford has played Ike the horse in the 2007 Charlotte's Web remake and Alexander Pierce in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. He's also an experienced actor and has appeared in many classic shows, including The Twilight Zone and Perry Mason. Bryce Dallas Howard will be playing Grace. Howard has been in many popular movies, such as Spider Man 3 (as Gwen Stacy), The Help (as Hilly Holbrook), and Jurassic World (as Claire).


 WHY should you see this film?

Unlike the original film, this dragon has been designed to feel like a real dragon. The first film had a small cartoon dragon with the live action characters, so this film will probably be taken in a different direction than the first. It will be interesting to see a different angle of the story! Also, to my knowledge, there is only one other live action Disney film with a CGI dragon: Maleficent. We need more dragons, in my opinion. I LOVE dragons. I even love bad dragons. I don't discriminate because dragons in general are my favorites. Pete's dragon is a green and fluffy dragon that just wants snuggles. If you don't want to see a movie about a green and fluffy teddy bear dragon, you have no soul. (How many times did I say "dragon" in this post? Whoever answers correctly will get dragon snuggles.)


WHEN is this film released?

TODAY, August 12, 2016.

WHERE is it playing?


Will you be watching Pete's Dragon?


  1. There AREN'T enough Disney films with dragons. I demand more! Also, I definitely want to see this movie because of the fuzzy, green dragon. :)