Pete’s Dragon is a 2016 American fantasy adventure film directed by David Lowery, written by Lowery and Toby Halbrooks, and produced by James Whitaker. The film is a live-action remake of Disney’s 1977 live-action/animated musical film of the same name written by Malcolm Marmorstein. The film stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Oakes Fegley, Wes Bentley, Karl Urban, Oona Laurence, and Robert Redford. The film tells the story of an orphaned feral boy who befriends a dragon in the Pacific Northwest, and the ensuing repercussions of their discovery by the town’s local residents.
Pete’s Dragon premiered at the El Capitan Theatre on August 8, 2016 and was theatrically released by Walt Disney Pictures in the United States in 2D, Disney Digital 3-D, and RealD 3D formats on August 12, 2016. The film received positive reviews from critics and grossed over $143 million worldwide against a $65 million production budget.
Directed by David Lowery
Produced by James Whitaker
Based on Pete’s Dragon
Bryce Dallas Howard
Music by Daniel Hart
Walt Disney Pictures
Distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
August 8, 2016 (El Capitan Theatre)