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Pete’s Dragon,” a reimagining of Disney’s cherished family film centered on an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot — who just so happens to be a dragon – becomes available on Digital Download from 5th December and on Blu-rayTM and DVD from 5th December. Enjoy this heartwarming adventure just in time to entertain the entire family this Christmas.


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Families will be captivated by this magical movie followed by never-before-seen bonus features, including a revealing look at director David Lowery’s personal diary kept during the filming of “Pete’s Dragon,” including the design process behind the lovable dragon Elliot, deleted scenes, a tour of the film’s breathtaking production location of New Zealand, audio commentary by filmmakers/actors and hilarious bloopers.

Pete’s Dragon” stars Bryce Dallas Howard (“Jurassic World”) as Grace, a forest ranger in the Pacific Northwest who comes across 10-year-old Pete, played by Oakes Fegley (“This is Where I Leave You”). Oona Laurence (“Southpaw”) is Natalie, the 11-year-old daughter of Jack, a lumber-mill owner played by Wes Bentley (“The Hunger Games”). Karl Urban (“Star Trek”) is Jack’s bumbling brother Gavin and Oscar®-winner Robert Redford (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier”) portrays Mr. Meacham, an old wood carver who delights the local children with tales of a fierce dragon.

Writer/director Lowery reveals, “I look back on childhood as an adventure, and I wanted to capture that on screen in the smallest—but also the biggest—way.” The big—the creation of an irresistible 24- foot tall, green, furry dragon that can breathe fire and turn invisible—is brilliantly tackled by the team at the Academy Award®-winning visual effects company Weta Digital (“The Hobbit” films and “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy). But it’s the small moments between characters that so beautifully convey the film’s powerful message: the importance of friendship, family and finding one’s place in the world.


BONUS FEATURES*:


BLU-RAY:

  • 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

DVD:

  • Making Magic – Discover fun facts about what went into designing this spectacular, lovable dragon.

DIGITAL:

  • Same as Blu-ray, exempt from “Audio Commentary”.

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ABOUT THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS:


For over 90 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios; Disneynature; Marvel Studios; Lucasfilm; and Touchstone Pictures. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!


What do Entertain The Kids think?


Pete’s Dragon… what an adorable movie.

William (age 7) and I sat down to watch Pete’s Dragon on Saturday evening. There were a few distractions going on around us (we were staying in our caravan), so I didn’t expect to see the movie through to the end. Much to my surprise, Pete’s Dragon captivated us both and took us on a believable journey.

Pete’s Dragon took us on an emotional journey, we laughed, we sighed, we held our breath and we cried… yes, we cried, I had to comfort William at one point when he thought Elliot, the Dragon had been killed. Elliot hadn’t been killed and I can confirm there is a happy ending for all (sorry if this is a spoiler).

An overwhelmingly heart warming movie for all the family.

Entertain The Kids simply loved Pete’s Dragon and can’t wait to watch it again and hope there will be a sequel.

Pete’s Dragon is available to purchase direct from Amazon (currently £9.97)*

*price correct at the time of publishing this article

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