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Disney's 'Pete's Dragon' Trailer Introduces New Elliott, Shows a Lot of Heart

Disney has dropped the second trailer for "Pete's Dragon," a live-action/CGI remake of their 1977 animated classic of the same name.

The new trailer introduces Elliot, the film's titular dragon, who's basically a furry, lovable green dog (but, y'know, a dragon), along with some new footage with stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Karl Urban, Robert Redford and more.

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For years, old wood carver Mr. Meacham (Robert Redford) has delighted local children with his tales of the fierce dragon that resides deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. To his daughter, Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard), who works as a forest ranger, these stories are little more than tall tales…until she meets Pete (Oakes Fegley). Pete is a mysterious 10-year-old with no family and no home who claims to live in the woods with a giant, green dragon named Elliott. And from Pete’s descriptions, Elliott seems remarkably similar to the dragon from Mr. Meacham’s stories. With the help of Natalie (Oona Laurence), an 11-year-old girl whose father Jack (Wes Bentley) owns the local lumber mill, Grace sets out to determine where Pete came from, where he belongs, and the truth about this dragon.

Directed by David Lowery ("Ain’t Them Bodies Saints") and starring Robert Redford, Karl Urban, Wes Bentley, Oona Laurence, Craig Hall, and Isiah Whitlock Jr., "Pete’s Dragon" hits theaters on August 12.

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