Pete’s Dragon (2016) parents guide

Pete’s Dragon (2016)

Everybody needs a friend.

Overall A-

In this live-action remake of the 1977 Disney classic, Oakes Fegley plays Pete, a young orphan with an not-so-imaginary dragon for a friend.

Release date August 12, 2016

Violence B
Sexual Content A
Profanity A-
Substance Use A

Why is Pete’s Dragon (2016) rated PG? The MPAA rated Pete’s Dragon (2016) PG for action, peril and brief language.

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Pete’s Dragon (2016)
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Pete’s Dragon (2016) rated PG? Pete’s Dragon (2016) is rated PG by the MPAA for action, peril and brief language.

Violence: Car accidents occur, but details of the incidents are obscured or implied. A five-year-old is left orphaned and alone when his parents are killed in a crash. Wild animals threaten a child. Characters are depicted as shooting tranquilizer darts at a mythical creature as well as pulling a rope tight around its neck. The dragon attempts to defends itself against capture by breathing fire at those hunting him. Property damage occurs. Characters are in perilous situations, including one depicted as jumping off a cliff, running through traffic, climbing and falling out of tall trees, leaning out of a car window on a high trestle bridge and climbing onto the back of a moving school bus and then running along the top. It is also implied that a child escapes from a second story hospital window.

Sexual Content: None noted.

Language: Some name-calling occurs.

Alcohol / Drug Use: None noted.

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Pete’s Dragon (2016)
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia G May Frighten Young Children.
Alberta G
Manitoba PG Frightening Scenes.
Ontario PG Some Scary Scenes
Quebec G
Martimes PG
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Cast and Crew

Pete’s Dragon (2016) is directed by David Lowery and stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Karl Urban, Robert Redford, Oakes Fegley.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Pete’s Dragon (2016) movie is November 29, 2016. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Pete’s Dragon
Release Date: 29 November 2016
Disney’s 2016 version of Pete’s Dragon release to home video (Blu-ray/Digital Copy) with the following extras:
- Notes to Self: A Director’s Diary – Director David Lowery narrates the personal diary he kept through the filming of “Pete’s Dragon” in this intimate and fascinating look at the movie’s making.
- Making Magic – Discover fun facts about what went into designing this spectacular, lovable dragon.
- “Disappearing” Moments – The director shares a montage of the film’s “lost” scenes.
- Welcome to New Zealand – Experience the wonders of New Zealand and learn why it’s a magical place to visit … and to make a movie.
- Audio Commentary – Gain an insider perspective from director David Lowery, co-writer Toby Halbrooks and actors Oakes Fegley and Oona Laurence.
- Music Videos: “Nobody Knows” by The Lumineers & “Something Wild” by Lindsey Stirling featuring Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness
- Bloopers

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