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Pete’s Dragon

When a young orphan named Pete (Sean Marshall) and his pet dragon (voice of Charlie Callas) run away from an abusive foster family, they meet Nora the lighthouse keeper (Helen Reddy), her father Lampie (Mickey Rooney) and a whole lot of adventure! This Disney Classic also features a mix of live-action and animation. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: A
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 128
Theater Release: 03 Nov 1977
Video Release: 16 Oct 2012
MPAA Rating: G
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Other youngsters who have befriended dragon-like creatures can be found in The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep and Mee-shee The Water Giant. Don Bluth, the director of animation for this movie, went on to start his own company and produced The Secret of NIHM andAn American Tail.

Home Video Extra Features

Home Video Notes: Pete’s Dragon: 35th Anniversary Edition

Release Date: 16 October 2012

To celebrate its 35 Anniversary, Pete’s Dragon will be releasing on Blu-ray, as a Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack.Bonus extras include:

- Great Value! Blu-ray + DVD!

- Brazzle Dazzle Effects: Behind Disney’s Movie Magic

- Deleted Storyboard Sequence: “Terminus & Hoagy Hunt Elliott”

- Original Song Concept: “Boo Bop Bopbop Bop (I Love You, Too)”

Pete’s Dragon: High Flying Edition

DVD Release Date: 18 August 2009

Pete’s Dragon flies onto DVD with scales of bonus features. Learn about the technical inventions that made it possible for an animated dragon to play with a child in a live-action movie in Brazzle Dazzle Effects: Disney’s Movie Magic (narrated by Sean Marshall, the star of Pete’s Dragon,). See the deleted storyboards for a sequence called Terminus & Hoagy Hunt Elliot. Hear the original song concept for Boo Bop Bopbop Bop -I Love You, Too.

Other bonus materials include:

- Original Demo Recordings (Audio Only) of Brazzle Dazzle Day” and Every Little Piece, along with the deleted song The Greatest Star of All.

- Promotional Pop versions (Audio Only) of It’s Not Easy, Brazzle Dazzle Day and There’s Room For Everyone, along with the Academy Award nominee for Best Song, Candle On The Water.

- Disappearing Dragon Game: Where’s Elliot?

- Pete’s Dragon Art Galleries

- Publicity

- Trailers

- About Pete’s Dragon

- Disney Family Album

- The Plausible Impossible

- Lighthouse Keeping (a Donald Duck Animation)

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