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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. »


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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Pete’s Dragon is rated G:

Director: Don Chaffey
Cast: Sean Marshall, Helen Reddy, MIckey Rooney, Red Buttons
Studio: 1977 Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
Website: Official site for Pete’s Dragon.

Detailed Review

Pete (Sean Marshall) and his pet dragon (voice of Charlie Callas) are on the run. Having endured the verbal and physical abuse of a foster family with ulterior motives for… 
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Why Is Pete’s Dragon Rated G?

In this animation/live-action mix, a young orphan relies on an oft-invisible dragon to be his… 
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In this story, Nora tries to help Pete be more “realistic” about his belief in… 
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Video alternatives / Home Video Bonus Features

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Other youngsters who have befriended dragon-like creatures can be found in The… 
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